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Crossing Borders and Intersecting Identities: The Story of a Queer Immigrant

  For many in the queer community, it can feel like a constant struggle to be seen and heard—to even exist. Seemingly, the more a queer identity intersects with the identities represented within other marginalized communities, the greater the magnitude of that struggle. This dynamic is almost certainly no truer than it is with queer …

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‘Conversion’ movie to feature many Kentuckians, including Dusty Ray Bottoms from RuPaul’s Drag Race

When Zach Meiners got a call from his mom about about a childhood friend who had just come out as gay, shock and surprise followed… only because he found out they were about to go see his former conversion therapist.   The upset increased as Zach realized even though ten years had passed since his …

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Kentucky fashion designer plans Derby homecoming, reflects on Bluegrass roots

If you’re from Kentucky, you recognize those curtains. The same intricate lace patterns that hung over the window in your Grandma’s front room or the kitchen window where she cooked the kind of comfort food you can only get in one place… home. Fashion designer and Project Runway alum Gunnar Deatherage, whose videos have almost 48 …

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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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Anti-trans legislation moves to Governor Beshear’s desk

After months of protesting, debating, and political games, The Kentucky General Assembly has now passed anti-trans Senate Bill 83. Now, Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear will have the option to veto the anti-trans legislation. The bill sought to ban transgender girls from playing on sports teams in Kentucky schools that match their gender identities from sixth …

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