Politics

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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Cold Spring votes 4-1 for LGBTQ fairness ordinance

Cold Spring, KY) With a vote of four to one tonight, the city of Cold Spring, population 6,370, became the 19th municipality in Kentucky to approve a Fairness Ordinance, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Campbell County community becomes the fifth Northern Kentucky city to …

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Anti-LGBTQ Healthcare Denial Law Senate Bill 90 to be Heard in Senate Judiciary

(Frankfort, KY) Kentucky Senate Bill 90, a healthcare denial law that would disproportionately affect LGBTQ people, is slated to receive a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning at 10:00 a.m. ET. in Capitol Annex Room 154. The bill, proposed by Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield), would allow any worker in a healthcare setting to …

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KY Statewide LGBTQ Fairness Rally Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda

Supporters from all across Kentucky will come together in the Capitol Rotunda to rally for LGBTQ rights and protest discriminatory bills Wednesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET. State Representative Patti Minter (D-Bowling Green) is expected to announce a new piece of pro-LGBTQ legislation and two longtime leaders will be honored to celebrate the 20th …

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Trans woman seeks to create change in Kentucky politics

Ramona Thomas , Check out the campaign website, here! My intent to run was started early last year, when I was about a year and a half into my transition. Prior to coming out, and early on in my transition, I had almost no self-confidence, crippling dysphoria can do that to you. My whole life …

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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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