Being Queer

QKY Feature: ‘Queer means healing, Queer is community’

Fox Faget What does the word queer mean to you? Queer means to be free, to question norms, the predetermined structures put in place. Queer means making your own meaning, queer means healing. queer is community. How do you identify?I identify as trans non-binary. What are your pronouns? Why are they important? My pronouns are they …

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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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HIV, Drug Usage and Queerness: Finding Happiness through Stigma

This piece is the first in a series produced by Queer Kentucky that covers the intersectionality of queer identity, HIV status and drug/alcohol dependency in the city of Louisville. Other pieces will cover the rest of the state. Local luminary Amirage Saling was interviewed as part of the research for this piece, and in keeping …

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Sex work is work: Queer sex workers shed light on an industry changed by a pandemic

The following story was written by an anonymous sex worker that wanted to shed light on an industry struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They refer to themselves as “J” through a few interviews with queer sex workers in Kentucky. The highlighted sex workers have either remained anonymous or allowed us to use their name …

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