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LMPD officer sues after being accused of pedophilia by commanding officer

Editors note: We at Queer Kentucky know Officer John Burgraff personally and he has our support. ARTICLE ORIGINALLY REPORTED BY LGBTQNATION.com John Burgraff — a gay officer with the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police Department (LMPD) — is suing the city and the police department for anti-gay discrimination after his commanding officers effectively accused him of …

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‘As long as you stay true and honest with yourself things will find their way’

Jake Bray Queer to me simply means living in your own boundaries despite ones laid before you. Could be interpreted as “not normal” but what is normal? For labeling sake. I identify as a gay male. I comfortably identify as that because I am confident in my sexuality. The rest of what makes me, me …

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Kentucky’s 15th Fairness Ordinance approved unanimously

BELLEVUE — With a unanimous vote of 6-0 tonight, the Northern Kentucky town of Bellevue, population 5,772, became the fifteenth city in the commonwealth with a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Bellevue continues the record-breaking streak of cities passing Fairness Ordinances this year by becoming the fifth to extend …

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Rural Kentucky town’s Pride event in jeopardy

By Ben Gierhart SOMERSET — Some disturbing news has come to the attention of QueerKentucky. Kristina Brant, a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, took to Twitter on Monday, November 11 to report that she believes …

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