Entertainment

A Carter County Queer Kentuckian stars on FOX hit TV show, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

Brittani Ratcliff What does the word queer mean to you? Queer to me is an amazing ‘umbrella term’ for humans who defy the societal spectrum of orientations and identities. It’s great for inclusivity and I love it for that purpose! In the past, queer has been used as a slur. But in modern age, we’ve …

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Bluegrass drag queens, event coordinators get extra creative during COVID-19

by Allie Fireel In the 2010’s the drag scene in Louisville Kentucky flowered and grew.  From large venues like Play, to pop up drag and burlesque shows at The Limbo, all way to queens appearing in broad daylight -Gasp!!- at one of the multiple Drag Brunches available in Louisville. Queens even read stories to kids …

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Louisville Pride Foundation and COVID-19: Building Community in the Midst of Crisis

by Lucia Burton To be queer means to be together. To hold each other’s struggles. To celebrate and reflect on the lived experience. How can an organization such as the Louisville Pride Foundation — one where community building is at its epicenter — create a collective when today’s physical interaction is exactly what is causing …

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During social distancing, Actors Theatre is streaming a play about distance between a father and his gay son

by Allie Fireel When theatres shut down to combat the spread of Covid-19, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays was cut short, just two weeks into its six week run. Two of the five plays originally set to premiere are available for streaming, Are You There? by Vivian Barnes, Jonathan Norton, …

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Gilda Wabbit talks drag, privilege and life as a Queer Kentuckian

What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?A genderfluid, polyamorous, pansexual, pagan drag queen! I identify as such partly because it’s cheeky to have such an amazing alliteration when describing yourself but, more seriously, because I have encompassed multiple truths at once throughout my entire life. I am a man …

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Paducah LGBT Welcome Center Director of Operations to be honored at Queer Kentucky Awards in June

He helped organize the first pride event in Paducah, Ky. He also started a local 501(c)(3) organization welcome center in the area with educational programs and support groups for trans people. He fought in Paducah for the passage of the fairness ordinance. He has literally showed me what could be done to help the people …

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