LGBT rights

Kentucky Legislature Proposes New Bills to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors

By Ben Gierhart QueerKentucky spoke with Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky and one of its founders, Tanner Mobley in September of 2019. It’s only been a few short months since then, but already tremendous progress has been made. As of Tuesday, January 14, HB 199 (one can read Representative Lisa Willner’s bill language here: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/20rs/hb199.html) and …

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Gayborhood Events cofounder says call your reps., stay educated

Katlyn McGraw is cofounder of Gayborhood Events, an organization that focuses on creating events for Louisville’s Queer community with a focus on providing inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ women, nonbinary and trans folx. What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?I currently identify as lesbian. The reason I say currently, is …

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Fort Thomas is 17th KY City to Pass LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance

(Fort Thomas, KY) With a unanimous vote of 5-0 by the city council tonight, the Campbell County town of Fort Thomas, population 16,263, became the seventeenth city in the Commonwealth and fifth in Northern Kentucky to approve a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. “This is a proud moment for …

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Justin Bramhall hopes to be Kentucky’s first openly gay representative

by Ben Gierhart There is a great axiom that all great change, no matter the odds, starts within. The saying couldn’t be more true than for the state of Kentucky. For progressive Kentuckians, it is easy to believe that votes don’t matter on the federal level. This current state of affairs can only improve if …

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Despite Fairness Ordinance backlash, Daviess County community promotes LGBTQ+ friendly businesses

OWENSBORO — Chadwick Benefield has been a huge supporter of the Owensboro adopting a fairness ordinance, however many community members are citing religious reason for not backing an ordinance. Benefield and a team of fellow Fairness advocates teamed up with friends Jeff Sorce and James Whitehouse and decided that for the time being, there is …

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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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