Being Queer

Owensboro activist says much work to be done, but holds onto ‘Fairness’ hopes

“Did I know I was different? Absolutely. Did other kids know it? Absolutely. And while I spent some of my childhood wondering why I was different, I don’t ever recall wishing that I wasn’t,” says Owensboro celebrity, Chad Benefield. I am not an Owensboro native. I have been living in OBKY for roughly two years, …

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Love thy belly movement created by powerhouse Fairen Kia Harris

Fairen Kia Harris (she/her/hers) sits at a booth in the Old Louisville Coffee Co-op, surrounded by unsuspecting customers who might not immediately know they are in the presence of a powerhouse. She looks unsuspecting in glasses and what she deems her ‘teacher dress’… a long red sundress, arms out, braless, long blonde dreadlocks with rainbow accents …

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KY Farm Bureau Protest Continues with Billboard & Ham Breakfast Action Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 a.m.

Kentucky advocacy groups and unions have once again launched protest actions targeting the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s discriminatory policies. Today the groups unveiled a billboard along I-65 near the Kentucky State Fair and plan to protest the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Ham Breakfast Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 a.m. ET. The billboard, which states, “Kentucky …

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Dear Rand and Kelley Paul: My Trans Vote Matters

Editor’s Note: This piece is an editorial submission. As a 501(c)3, Queer Kentucky, INC cannot endorse political candidates and we must stand by that obligation. If they Paul Campaign were to reach out and want to publish something, we would legally honor that obligation as well. I was in Western Kentucky this past weekend at …

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Drag Daddy Productions to hold open auditions Aug. 14 and 17

Drag Daddy Productions, the company behind such original and revived works as Alice in Derbyland, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Drag Revival, Tuba Atonement and more, is seeking new talent to join them in the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 seasons. Auditions will be held August 14th and 17th. If interested in joining the queer theater company, …

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‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ era veteran wants to people to know that life does get better

Jeleena Hall (Ja-lee-na) took to the skies to make history and become part of the first all women Honor Flight in Kentucky, back in June. An all-expense paid one day trip to D.C. was provided to the female veterans to see memorials and visit museums that honored the women who’ve served. She signed up because …

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