Gender

HIV, Drug Usage and Queerness: Finding Happiness through Stigma

This piece is the first in a series produced by Queer Kentucky that covers the intersectionality of queer identity, HIV status and drug/alcohol dependency in the city of Louisville. Other pieces will cover the rest of the state. Local luminary Amirage Saling was interviewed as part of the research for this piece, and in keeping …

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Sex work is work: Queer sex workers shed light on an industry changed by a pandemic

The following story was written by an anonymous sex worker that wanted to shed light on an industry struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They refer to themselves as “J” through a few interviews with queer sex workers in Kentucky. The highlighted sex workers have either remained anonymous or allowed us to use their name …

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Queer Kentucky Feature: ‘I’m proud of the way the community has come together since we started to protest the murder of Breonna Taylor’

Ezra Yelverton What does the word queer mean to you?Being queer means sharing similar experiences with a person or group, but having a different story to tell. I think everyone that falls under this umbrella term has several things in common, but no one is ever the same. And that’s okay because, at some point, …

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Queer Kentucky Feature: ‘As a Black person my life has always been a protest’

Phelix Crittenden What does the word queer mean to you?  Queer means to me, the ability to be whoever the fuck you want! Queer is limitless. Queer is captivating. Queer is bold & brave. Queer is fearless & unapologetic. Queer can be fabulous & dainty, or rough & rugged, or literally all of those things …

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Queer Kentucky Feature: ‘For me to be queer is to be black and to be black is to be queer’

Mariah Mays What does the word queer mean to you?In all technicality queer means strange or odd, but how does one person claim what’s strange or odd?  Because you choose not to conform to societal expectations, or adapt to what’s accepted or passing? For me to be queer is to be black and to be …

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Black, Queer tea shop owner makes literary debut with poetry collection

When she first sat down to write, Sis Got Tea owner Arielle Clark‘s (she/her/hers) mind kept circling back to one central issue: the underrepresentation of voices like her’s on bookshelves across America. As a Black, queer, polyamorous woman from Kentucky, her story isn’t the sort typically chosen for book club meetings or “Ladies Wine and …

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