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Anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is body policing, detrimental to community

featured article art by Juniper Moon Folk Art If breaking the law meant that you could better someone’s life and potentially save their life entirely, would you do it? This is the moral dilemma we as a Queer community and allies are facing.  In 2021 alone, over 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills were introduced. A large portion …

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Kentucky General Assembly overrides governors Veto of Anti-Trans Sports Bill

Today, the Kentucky legislature voted to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 83 and enact the measure as law, banning transgender girls from participating in sports alongside their peers from sixth grade through college.  After months of protesting, debating, and political games, The Kentucky General Assembly passed anti-trans Senate Bill 83. Kentucky Governor, …

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear vetoes transgender sports ban

Press release from Fairness Campaign Today, Governor Andy Beshear vetoed Senate Bill 83, a bill that would ban transgender girls and women’s participation in sports from sixth grade through college. Below is a statement from Fairness Campaign Executive Director Chris Hartman: “I applaud Governor Beshear for doing the right thing today and vetoing a harmful …

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Bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ progresses in state legislature

Standing on the steps of the Kentucky statehouse Tuesday, organizers of Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky shared recent successes in the six-year battle to pass legislation to ban conversion therapy in the state. For the first time ever, a bill to protect LGBTQ+ youth from “conversion therapy” recently made it to the stage of being assigned …

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Gender Affirming Care is safe. Why do Kentucky legislators want to ban it?

Kentucky lawmakers are really digging their heels in on their gross anti-trans agenda. Alongside fast-moving sports bans HB 23 and SB 83, this year legislators have introduced bills HB 253 and SB 84. The new wave of legislation aims to ban healthcare practitioners from providing gender affirming care for trans minors, and even giving a …

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Keturah Herron Runs Historic Kentucky House Race

One of the many prevailing misconceptions about diversity in politics – or in any leadership capacity for that matter – is that the promise of it can only lead to unqualified officials. On the contrary, diversity within an institution only makes things better: A variety of perspectives and experiences makes a government more capable of …

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