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BREAKING: Kentuckiana Pride Foundation postpones annual June event

The Kentuckiana Pride Foundation has postponed the annual Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade that was scheduled to take place on Friday June 19 and Saturday June 20 at Waterfront Park. New dates for the 20th anniversary of the annual festival and parade will be announced mid May. After much consideration and closely monitoring the COVID-19 …

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OPINION: Using the outdated term ‘breeder’ isn’t cool, it makes you a jerk

by Vinny O’Hara Hey straight people (and some queer folx), stop using the term “Breeder” because you think it makes you look like an ally or “woke.” Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.  A couple of weeks ago, a well intentioned but misguided straight person pointed out a group of fellow heterosexuals to me and scoffed about …

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Stay sober and at home during COVID-19 pandemic : Virtual and spiritual toolkits help

by Joseph Hubrich Editors note: Here at Queer Kentucky, we acknowledge that many LGBTQ+ folx struggle with alcohol and substance abuse. Being cooped up in quarantine can make this struggle a little bit more real for a lot of us. If you are struggling, please reach out. There are tons of organizations here to help …

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Kentucky native works for inclusivity through Southern Indiana pride festival

Evan Stoner What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?This is a question that requires at a lot of openness and vulnerability. In my 22 years on this planet, I have noticed that society loves placing labels on human beings and groups of people. I suppose it is somewhat easier …

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Covington Becomes first Kentucky city to ban conversion therapy

The large Northern Kentucky city of Covington, population 40,455, became the first in the state to ban the harmful practice of anti-LGBTQ “Conversion Therapy” on youth under the age of 18 with a unanimous vote of 5-0 tonight. The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky spoke in favor of the ordinance at the meeting, which was …

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FEATURE: Sex therapist says ‘don’t hold feelings in or bottled up’

Dennis Cornell What does the word queer mean to you? I grew up in a time when “queer” and “fag” was used in a derogatory way.  But I like how the LGBTQ+ community has taken hurtful words of the past and turned them into positive connotations for the community such as the pink triangle from …

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