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Queer history recovered: ‘The Lexington Six: Lesbian and Gay Resistance in 1970s America’ by Josephine Donovan

By Alixandria Thomason, author of Reading (the) Rainbow: The Lexington Six is the story of six queer people in the 1970s standing up for each other and for LGBTQIA+ community. But more than that it is a cultural examination of the time–a time when homosexuality was criminalized, and when queer peoples’ lives were regularly disrupted …

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Unapologetic Queers live happier, foster community through pushing the envelope

With so much happening in the world, it feels difficult to process anything. The environment blazes and melts, Europe bursts into conflict, The United States are less stately and united everyday, and for some reason, conservative politicians work tirelessly to throw Queer rights back into the Nixon Era. Sometimes it feels like global chaos erupted …

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History: Celebrating Eastern Kentucky’s gay rights pioneer Lige Clarke

This February marks the 80th birthday of an icon in Kentucky LGBTQ history: Lige Clarke! Lige Clarke was born Elijah Haydn “Lige” Clarke on February 22nd, 1942, right outside the town of Hindman, in Knott County, Eastern Kentucky. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, then later served in the U.S. army, and began his activism …

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Poppers: A Queer cultural norm or a harmful chemical enhancement not worth the rush?

If someone told you that there was a drug that could completely enhance and alter your sexual experience, would you try it? Would you even think twice or would you dive right in? Most people would probably take a step back and consider the factors here. What is it exactly? What does it do? How …

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So you think you’re Two-Spirit? (You’re wrong)

Header Image Source: Matador Network Although I truly wish it came as a surprise, the trend of Non-Natives referring to themselves as Two-Spirit remains a festering sore on the underbelly of the queer community. We live in an era where it’s uncouth to police another queer person’s identity, to tell them that the way they …

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Remembering PULSE: Kentucky philanthropist works to bring healing to Orlando and beyond

Five years have passed since a gunman walked into a gay club in Orlando, FL and changed the lives of queer people and allies around the world forever. Pain, mourning and fear has filled the LGBTQ+ community since June 2016, but one Kentucky man is working to bring healing energy into the still raw wound. …

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