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During social distancing, Actors Theatre is streaming a play about distance between a father and his gay son

by Allie Fireel When theatres shut down to combat the spread of Covid-19, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays was cut short, just two weeks into its six week run. Two of the five plays originally set to premiere are available for streaming, Are You There? by Vivian Barnes, Jonathan Norton, …

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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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The word ‘Queer’ is a catch-all

Jace Stovall What does the word queer mean to you?  The word queer, to me, means I guess anything that isn’t heteronormative. It relates to gender, sexuality, identity, presentation, really everything.   How do you identify? I identify as non-binary (using they/them pronouns) and as asexual and pan-romantic.  Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything …

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OPINION: Transphobic BBQ joint, sex store owner shouldn’t profit from Queer customers

by Ada Jones The first time I went into a sex shop, I was mesmerized. At 18-years-old, I was a college freshman and a baby queer, desperate for an unknown community and slowly coming into the realization that I was not as heterosexual as I had once claimed. The bulk of my sexual history at …

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Building a better, fair Kentucky with Charles Booker

by Ben Gierhart It goes without saying – but will be repeated here anyway – that 2020 is perhaps the most significant election year in recent memory. Of course, Donald Trump will be on the ballot, and the role of president is obviously a highly contested spot, with both national and international ramifications whatever the …

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Gilda Wabbit talks drag, privilege and life as a Queer Kentuckian

What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?A genderfluid, polyamorous, pansexual, pagan drag queen! I identify as such partly because it’s cheeky to have such an amazing alliteration when describing yourself but, more seriously, because I have encompassed multiple truths at once throughout my entire life. I am a man …

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