LGBT rights

LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth Shelter amping up during Pride month

Sweet Evening Breeze Inc., is committed to Louisville’s youth experiencing homelessness by going beyond the expectations of shelter, hope, and healing. It was James Herndon “Sweets,” a Kentucky historical figure whose hospitality and compassion for others inspired our purpose and vision to offer LGBTQ+ affirming emergency shelter, food and supportive services for youth who may …

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Pushing children off the ledge, Conversion therapy

By Chuck Leach, former pastor and counselor Photo by Adam Creech We must stop folks from pushing children off the ledge. Conversion therapy (sometimes called “Reparative Therapy”) does exactly that; it pushes children off the ledge by unraveling the underpinnings of self-understanding, acceptance, and personhood. Conversion therapy was concocted by well-intended but misguided people to …

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LGBTQ+ Republican voters exist, openly mock majority of Queer views

By Deena Lilygren In 2019, Queer Kentucky’s Instagram featured a snapshot of a young gay Kentuckian enjoying a drink on a Churchill Downs balcony. As always, the snapshot was accompanied by the subject’s bio, which in this case included a quotation about how hard it was to be a gay Republican. The queer community, he …

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Lexington Coffee Shop owner challenges community to explore their truth

Sarah Brown Lussi Brown Coffee Bar, owner Lexington, KY What does the word queer mean to you? How do you identify? Why? Or if you don’t identify as anything (say, with any particular label), why don’t you? The word “queer” is one of the most powerful words we claim. There are so many types of …

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