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LGBTQ* resource center celebrates Trans Week of Awareness

In honor of national Transgender Week of Awareness, is hosting its own Trans Week of Awareness (TWOA) Nov. 18 through Nov. 22.

Botswana’s High Court rejects laws criminalizing gay sex

Botswana's High Court has rejected sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations and impose up to seven years in prison.

LGBT progress seen in Lightfoot’s win, rise of ‘Mayor Pete’

"Mayor Pete," as he's known to his fans, is running a surprisingly strong campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago's mayor.
Same Sex Marriage LOW-RES

Ky pair in same-sex SCOTUS ruling start scholarship

To help Catholic LGBT students at the University of Louisville
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United Methodist Church keeps ban on same sex marriage

The United Methodist Church voted to continue its opposition to same sex marriage and ordination of LGBT people as clergy.

United Methodist delegates defeat bid to ease LGBT bans

The United Methodist Church faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance now that delegates have rejected a move to ease the church's ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.
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Catholic Church puts LGBTQ+ friendly banner out to celebrate Pride Month

Lexington's Pride Festival is Saturday and to celebrate Pride Month one nearby catholic church has put out a sign saying all, including those in the LGBTQ community are welcome and encouraged to join its parish.

LGBT community cheers pope’s ‘God made you like this’ remark

The LGBT community celebrating the Pope's comment to a gay man that "God made you like this."
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Community upset over teacher being fired

Some Mt. Sterling community members are upset about a decision the Montgomery County public school board made. They say the board unfairly fired a...
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Judge faces protests after self-recusal from gay adoptions

On Wednesday, protesters called for a Barren County judge to be removed from the bench.
Prayer, Religion

Gov. Bevin signs SB 17, protecting religious expression in public schools

A bill headed to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's desk is designed to protect religious expressions in public schools but has LGBT advocates worried it will give student groups a license to discriminate.
Transgender, Bathroom

Kentucky Democrat Files Transgender Bathroom Bill

A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill to ban transgender bathroom use in public buildings.
Gay Rights

Free concert in Lexington to remember Orlando shooting victims

United In Spirit is holding a free concert July 13 at Historic Saint Paul Catholic Church in Lexington to remember the victims of the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando and build a bridge in the Lexington community.
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Orlando Massacre at the Forefront of Lexington Pride Fest

The attacks in Orlando and the possible threat to the LA Pride Parade are in the back of everyone's mind at Lexington's Pride Festival. But the energy at the festival, in downtown's courthouse plaza, is lively and for many they say their pride is even louder.
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Local LGBT community weighs in on Orlando massacre

Josh Mers, the head of Lexington Fairness, says waking up to the news was heartbreaking. It's especially heartbreaking after gay days were just celebrated in Orlando and in the month of June when pride is celebrated throughout the nation.
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Group rallies for state-wide LGBT anti-discrimination laws

A group in Kentucky wants to expand Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act to include the LGBT community.

College and Community in Berea plan response to harassment incidents

On November 23, demonstrators plan to show their college's message of inclusion and impartial love.

Kentucky corporate LGBT inclusion numbers released

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms, including 5 in Kentucky.
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Gov. Beshear will not contest altered marriage licenses

According to the Liberty Counsel, Governor Steve Beshear responded to the altered marriage licenses issued by the office of Kim Davis, Rowan County Clerk

Southern Baptist Seminary to discuss transgender “crisis”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary holding conference to discuss a Christian response to the gay and transgender "crisis"

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