Gender

Respect Your Elders: SAGE of the Bluegrass and Queer Senior Advocacy

by Lucia Burton What is the point of representation if some are left out of the narrative? What about those who came before us? This question is exactly what drives SAGE, an organization satisfying the need for services and community for LGBTQ+ older adults. With 30 smaller affiliates across the country, Kentucky is proudly home …

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The Paducah LGBT Welcome Center rebrands as ‘Heartland Equality’

As of May 8th 2020 The Paducah LGBT Welcome Center has rebranded to be Heartland Equality. This is done to better reach our clients in our entire service area, and to position ourselves to be able to handle the inflex of services, and programs that we currently offer, and new programs rolling out. Heartland equality …

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Queer Kentucky receives Community Foundation of Louisville grant to report on HIV, meth epidemic

Queer Kentucky is proud to announce that we have received a $2,300 grant from the Community Foundation of Louisville to report on a topic we are very passionate about. We requested the “Field of Interest Grant: AIDS Project Fund” in order to demonstrate awareness regarding the connection between HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ+ community in Kentucky. …

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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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Understanding the complexity of our names, dead names with respect

by Allie Fireel On January first of this year, Parker James went down to the probate office and changed his name. Though he’d first told his partner that he was trans nearly five years ago, it wasn’t until the last year or so that Parker got serious about transitioning, and a big piece of that …

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OPINION: Using the outdated term ‘breeder’ isn’t cool, it makes you a jerk

by Vinny O’Hara Hey straight people (and some queer folx), stop using the term “Breeder” because you think it makes you look like an ally or “woke.” Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.  A couple of weeks ago, a well intentioned but misguided straight person pointed out a group of fellow heterosexuals to me and scoffed about …

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