LGBT rights

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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Louisville wedding photographer files 50 page lawsuit against Fairness Campaign

A Louisville wedding photographer is challenging the city’s fairness ordinance on religious grounds. Chelsey Nelson said she believes marriage is between and a man and a woman and that she shouldn’t be forced to photograph same sex couples. WDRB News reported that the more than 50-page suit claims the law would “…force Chelsey to create …

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Kentucky’s 15th Fairness Ordinance approved unanimously

BELLEVUE — With a unanimous vote of 6-0 tonight, the Northern Kentucky town of Bellevue, population 5,772, became the fifteenth city in the commonwealth with a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Bellevue continues the record-breaking streak of cities passing Fairness Ordinances this year by becoming the fifth to extend …

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Daviess county commissioners say they’ll vote against fairness ordinance

by Thomas Wray, Illinois Eagle OWENSBORO — Officials in Daviess County, Ky. told a local newspaper that there weren’t the votes to pass a fairness ordinance. A fairness ordinance would add LGBTQ to the local non-discrimination laws. Fourteen cities in Kentucky have passed fairness ordinances in the past few years. One of the most recent …

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Rural Kentucky town’s Pride event in jeopardy

By Ben Gierhart SOMERSET — Some disturbing news has come to the attention of QueerKentucky. Kristina Brant, a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, took to Twitter on Monday, November 11 to report that she believes …

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