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2019 Pride Fest: Day Two

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - It was a busy weekend in downtown Lexington at the 2019 Pride Festival. The community came together to show support, but...

FCPS to have booth at Lexington’s Pride Fest for first time ever

Fayette County Public Schools will have an information booth at Lexington's Pride Fest this Saturday, for the first time ever.

Lexington Pride Festival holding design contest

Your art could be seen all over Lexington and beyond. The Lexington Pride Festival is holding a button design contest. 

Kentucky companies named LGBTQ-inclusive

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality rankings.

JustFundKY hosts a salute to Jim Gray

A LGBTQ advocacy non-profit honored former Lexington Mayor, Jim Gray.

Kentucky’s LGBTQ laws rated in Human Rights Campaign’s Annual State Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index.

Kentucky Baptist Convention cuts ties with churches

The Kentucky Baptist Convention has cut ties with more than 12 churches that showed support for an organization that lifted a ban this year on hiring LGBTQ employees.

Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report that the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

After 20 years, Wyoming still struggles with Shepard murder

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S.

10th Kentucky city passes ordinance against discrimination

An LGBTQ advocacy organization says Maysville has become Kentucky's tenth city to pass a fairness ordinance.

University of Kentucky Pride Week activities announced

The University of Kentucky has scheduled Pride Week.

Rainbow crosswalks claimed as hazard will remain for now

Rainbow crosswalks in Lexington will remain for now.

Lexington an “All-Star City” for equality

Lexington is one of 41 cities to earn an "All-Star City" designation in the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index scoring. 

University of Kentucky Police Department creates LGBTQ* liaisons

This week, two University of Kentucky police officers are making history.

First gay pride interfaith prayer service held in lexington

As gay pride weekend in Lexington came to a close, some in the LGBTQ community hosted what they're calling the first ever gay pride...

Downtown Lexington crosswalk painted rainbow

Just days before Lexington's tenth annual Pride Festival, a permanent surprise has been added to an intersection near the festival's location.

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...

Berea City Council unanimously passes hate crimes resolution

Berea's city council has just passed a resolution condemning hate crimes in the city. It comes after vandalism targeting a lesbian couple last month.

Day of Silence aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ bullying

Thousands of students around the country, including here in Central Kentucky, are expected to participate in the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)'s Day of Silence on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Why People Are Wearing Safety Pins in Lexington

The election is over. For many, the anger is not. In the news Friday, President-elect Trump named his transition team. It includes some of his children as well as such well-known figures as Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and others expected to play roles in the administration.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - COVID-19 led to numerous postponements and cancellations for the high school football schedule. Despite the problems, high school team still...

Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”