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Two House Bills have been introduced targeting trans youth

Two bills have been filed that will harm transgender Kentuckians, particularly transgender kids, said officials with Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky HB321, introduced by Rep. Savannah Maddox, would prohibit parents from making medical decisions about their kids and use government force regarding the medical care of their children by banning parents from raising their children based …

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The Queer Kentucky world of dating apps: Womxn’s edition

Carrie Radshaw – a Kentucky lesbian on a journey through dating in the Bluegrass. Less Manolo Blahnik, more Birkenstock. Dating as a queer lady can be really difficult. Without a womxn-focused place left in Louisville, apps have become the means of connection. So, let’s rank the apps how queer womxn meet. Lex The Lex app …

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Queer soccer fandom embracing Louisville’s NWSL in all its magical gay glory

by Sarah Gardiner After an incredible year for Women’s Soccer, the news just keeps getting better with the announcement of an upcoming National Women’s Soccer League expansion to Louisville in 2021. Women’s Soccer is a really queer sport. Like, really queer. Within the US National Team alone, there are four openly out players, including World …

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Gay in the Bluegrass: Recovering from Evangelical Kentucky, internal homophobia

Derek Miller Queer is a way to deconstruct the boxes within which I’ve been placed over the course of my life prior to coming out. It can be a tool for unpacking words and actions, analyzing behaviors, or simply making a statement. I often look around and find my queer peers and colleagues living with …

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Transphobic bathroom legislation back on Kentucky books for 2020

State Representative David Hale wants students to use school facilities based on their biological sexes at birth in a bill he prefiled Thursday. This bill would require that all school restrooms and locker rooms be only available to students based on their biological gender at birth. The prefiled legislation, called the Kentucky Student Privacy Act, …

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New Paducah LGBT Welcome Center Fights Oppression in Western Kentucky

By Ben Gierhart It’s almost 2020, so it may seem to be a foregone conclusion that most if not all communities are accepting of LGBTQ+ people by now. The truth is that unfortunately many rural communities in the country are still not as progressive as one might want. Kentucky has a reputation for being a …

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