LGBT rights

Executive Order Ensuring Non-Discrimination in State Hiring, Services and Contracting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 30, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an executive order to ensure that all Kentuckians are treated fairly by the state when it comes to matters of employment, services and contracting in the commonwealth. “When I ran for this office I pledged to be a Governor for all Kentuckians, and when …

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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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Spalding University student joins Queer Kentucky as spring intern

Cassie Bilyeu What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?I’m a mostly probably binary trans woman. “Identify as…” is sometimes a troublesome term. There’s the feeling that one doesn’t identify as anything, rather, you simply are a thing. But it’s just semantics. What does the word Queer mean to you?It’s …

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Fairness Campaign on COVID-19, Kentucky’s LGBTQ Community

Courtesy of the Fairness Campaign At the Fairness Campaign, we recognize how difficult this time is for our whole community, but especially for marginalized groups, who have disproportionately higher vulnerable populations. We will share on this page some community services/resources and volunteer needs as we are made aware of them. Please share additional resources with …

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OPINION: Queer people create community amidst Coronavirus pandemic

by Sarah Gardiner, Queer Kentucky Board Member Illness isn’t a foreign concept to queer people. The HIV epidemic of the 1980’s showed us just how quickly a community can be torn apart, how easily a government can turn a blind eye to the suffering of its citizens, and how vital it is for those affected …

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