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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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KHJN Trans Health Advocacy announces new surgical grant program

Queer Kentucky chatted via email with Oliver Hall, (They/Them), Trans Health Director for Kentucky Health Justice Network about the new KHJN Trans Health Surgical Grant Application. The Trans Health Advocacy Program, a part of Kentucky Health Justice Network, is accepting applications to support Trans Kentuckians seeking gender affirming surgeries. Each grantee will receive $1,000 towards their surgery. The first …

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Hannah Drake and Actors Theatre premier ‘Fix It Black Girl’

by Allie Fireel In the midst of the historic upheaval and protesting that has followed the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Louisville based poet Hannah Drake has been speaking and protesting all over town. Then just last week Actors Theatre of Louisville announced Fix it Black Girl, a new theatrical work created by …

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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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