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Queer owned Creative Space in Portland begins funding campaign with Kickstarter

Hoba House is a soon to open creative space in Portland, Kentucky. As an LGBTQ+ owned space we will strive to create a place where everyone can feel safe and comfortable to be themselves. We will be offering many opportunities for queer artists and musicians to share their work in a welcoming, intimate environment. HOBA …

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There is no one way to be queer: Kentucky Lesbian couple tells all

McKenzie and Colby What does the word queer mean to you? M: I always thought of it as existing outside the heteronormative universe—with rules about the things you’re “supposed” to do. It’s marching to your own drum and being different while not having to worry about what society says you have to do at a …

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Study up and Vote y’all: Queer Kentucky Nov. Election Picks

by Ben Giehart As I’m sure most Kentuckians are well aware, Kentucky is a red state. There are exceptions of course. As a whole, big cities like Louisville and Lexington are decently progressive – as one might expect. There are pockets of other cities and towns littered throughout the state that harbor modern civil rights …

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Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky Ready to Fight With New Bill

by Ben Gierhart In 2019, The Trevor Project, the country’s leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people, conducted a landmark national survey. This first-of-its-kind survey is the compilation of data from the responses of over 34,000 LGBTQ young people under 25 from all 50 states, and the results are …

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Georgetown, KY Passes LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance 5-3

Georgetown — With a vote of 5-3 tonight, the Scott County, Kentucky town of Georgetown, population 34,395, became the thirteenth city in the commonwealth with a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Georgetown is the latest in a string of Kentucky cities that have recently voted to approve Fairness Ordinances …

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Three Louisville-based artists selected for IDEAS xLab’s Our Emotional Wellbeing initiative

Our Emotional Wellbeing is a two-year initiative organized by IDEAS xLab, an artist-led nonprofit based in Louisville, KY.  This initiative is designed to measurably impact hope and belonging of young people 12 – 20 years old through an arts-based co-creation process.    In partnership with Louisville Youth Group (LGBTQ+ young people under 21), and two after-school programs at Meyzeek Middle …

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