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Making an LGBT+ Hub in Appalachia

by Jordan Roach-Calderone   Kyle May has always wanted to help people at some capacity, in college he studied counseling. Now he’s currently working in mental health at the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, as their Healing Program Clinical director, focusing on getting grant assistance to help people in this region who have survived trauma. That’s …

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Being Queer Interview

Gay, not lesbian

Lindsey Norris, Louisville, Kentucky What does the word queer mean to you? To me, it’s an umbrella for anyone who does not identify as heterosexual. How do you identify? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything at all? I identify as gay, just because that describes that I am interested in people of the …

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Being Queer Interview

Queer Folks

Amelia Pantalos, Louisville, Kentucky What does the word queer mean to you? I like the word queer, it’s expansive to me. It describes the attitude of being indifferent to, dismissive of, or in direct opposition to mainstream expectations of beliefs and behaviors. And “queer” doesn’t have the word “sex” in it, which I like, because …

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Interview

Coming back to self

  Jon Tenholder, Louisville Kentucky What does the word Queer mean to you? Queer for me is knowing, existing, embracing that I am part of a minority, outside of the heteronormative stories we have been told year after year about human life, survival, purpose. Being queer is my heart saying my journey is different, more …

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