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BODY HORROR: THE QUEER AND THE MACABRE

As one of my closest friends facetimes our transgender groupchat from post-surgery in Texas, her face is bruised, bloodied, hammered. Her face swollen into a newfound beauty, jaw shaved and skin glossy with sweat. Her eyes are swollen from lid to undereye, painted purple and black with bruising: an elegant eyeshadow that cost thousands. Her …

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Stomping out stigma: mental health awareness music festival back for 6th year

The Big Stomp (formerly known as PeteFest), the nation’s first music festival to focus on mental health, will return October 14 – 15, 2022. The expanded event will feature more than 30 acts across three stages including electronic jam band Lotus, indie alternative rock band Moon Taxi and electro-funk outfit The Floozies. The festival will …

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Drag Daddy Productions to hold open auditions Aug. 14 and 17

Drag Daddy Productions, the company behind such original and revived works as Alice in Derbyland, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Drag Revival, Tuba Atonement and more, is seeking new talent to join them in the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 seasons. Auditions will be held August 14th and 17th. If interested in joining the queer theater company, …

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Silas House awarded Duggins Prize for LGBTQ+ writers during Pride Month

Make no mistake, Kentucky’s Silas House has influenced our work at Queer Kentucky since writer and publisher, Sarah Gardiner, introduced his work to QKY founder, Spencer Jenkins in 2018. We are beyond proud to congratulate House on receiving the Duggins Prize for Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist, the largest prize given to an LGBTQ writer in the …

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Jack Harlow donates to three Kentucky LGBTQ+ nonprofits in celebration of PRIDE Month

Kentucky has a habit of pumping out celebrities with impeccable talent. The Bluegrass State is home to folks like country legend and coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, boxing legend Muhammad Ali to name a few. But the most recent addition to the state’s celebrity pantheon? 3x GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum, chart toping rapper …

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