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HIV testing in 2021: Quick, simple and inspired by friends

photo: Gay ACT UP members carrying huge banner that reads THE AIDS CRISIS IS NOT OVER as they walk down the street during Gay & Lesbian Pride march. MICHAEL ABRAMSON/THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION VIA GETTY IMAGES Queer Kentucky and VOA FIT continue HIV education partnership by Kelsey Westbrook A stark, fluorescent-lit hallway, hospital-issued outdated chairs …

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79% of Kentucky Voters Oppose ‘Healthcare Discrimination Law’ to be Heard in KY Senate Judiciary Committee Tomorrow at 9:30 am

Frankfort — Kentucky Senate Bill 83, a “Healthcare Discrimination Law” that would disproportionately affect LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities, is slated to receive a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET. The bill, proposed by Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield), would allow any worker in a healthcare setting …

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KY Statewide Fairness Laws Prefiled with Bipartisan SupportHEROES Act would Restore LGBTQ Veterans Benefits

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A slew of pro-LGBTQ bills for the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly were prefiled this week, including the first “Statewide Fairness Law” co-introduced in the State House by a Republican and the “HEROES Act,” which would restore state veterans’ benefits to some LGBTQ ex-servicemembers. “Statewide Fairness Laws,” which would add sexual orientation and …

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Louisville Bans “Conversion Therapy” on LGBTQ Minors, Becomes 2nd KY City to Ban Practice

Kentucky’s largest city has become the second in the state to ban the discredited and deadly practice of anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy” on minors by licensed therapists with a bi-partisan Louisville Metro Council vote of 24-1 tonight. Louisville joins twenty states, Washington, D.C., and more than seventy U.S. cities that have banned “conversion therapy” on minors, …

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Louisville Councilman Bill Hollander Introduces Ordinance to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’

Louisville could become the second Kentucky city to protect LGBTQ minors from the dangerous and deadly practice of “conversion therapy,” which seeks to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Councilman Bill Hollander filed the ordinance Monday with co-sponsors Councilwoman Jessica Green, Councilwoman Jessica Green, Councilwoman Nicole George, and Councilman Brandon Coan. The Louisville ordinance mirrors …

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Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky seeks eastern, western and northern Kentucky digital ambassadors

In the 2020 legislative session, Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky saw 37 state legislators in both chambers and parties cosponsor the Mental Health Protection Act to ban conversion therapy. While House Bill 199/Senate Bill 85 was sidelined by COVID-19, the Kentucky House of Representatives convened an interim committee session last Tuesday to hear testimony on conversation …

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