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This weekend, the Kentuckiana Pride Parade and Festival will celebrate 15 years  of Pride

LEO Weekly
June 17, 2015 - Hide, or they might out you. Pretend to be someone else, or they could fire you. Don’t speak up, or they will harm you. For many in the LGBTQ community, this is what life was like living in pre-fairness ordinance Louisville. There was no talk of equal rights, marriage equality or acceptance of transgender people. Businesses had the right to fire you because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, people were scared to be outed because it could ruin their lives. But some decided to be proud.

In Midway, a vote for fairness

June 9, 2015 - You don't have to be big to lead, as Midway showed by outlawing discrimination against people who are gay or transgender.
The Woodford County town of about 1,700 is the eighth Kentucky city to enact a fairness ordinance. Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said he proposed the addition to the city's civil rights code after learning that people could be fired, evicted or denied public service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With its lively restaurant and picturesque downtown shopping scene dependent on visitors and tourists, it makes economic sense for Midway to throw out a welcome mat to all.

Meetings set on LGBT elderly-related issues

June 3, 2015 - The Louisville-based Fairness Campaign plans a series of public forums, or focus groups, intended to help establish an affiliate in Kentucky of the the national group called SAGE, or Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. At each meeting — free and open to anyone interested — facilitators will lead conversations covering multiple topics related to the senior LGBT community, a Fairness Campaign release said. Such discussion issues are expected to include healthcare and long-term care, mental health and well being, discrimination and abuse, relationships, social networks and familial connections, housing and transportation.

Midway becomes 8th Kentucky city with anti-bias ordinance

June 1, 2015 - This Woodford County city on Monday became the eighth in the state to adopt an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. With 4-2 passage of the ordinance by the city council, Midway joined Lexington, Louisville, Covington, Danville, Frankfort, Morehead and Vicco in Perry County as cities with similar ordinances. Midway, with a population of 1,656, is the second-smallest city in Kentucky to pass an anti-bias ordinance. (Vicco has 320 people, according to the latest census estimate.)

20 favor, five oppose 'fairness ordinance' at city's public forum; more than half of sign-ups weren't from Midway

Midway Messenger
May 10, 2015 - Twenty people endorsed and five opposed the proposed “fairness ordinance” in a public forum at the Northside Elementary School gymnasium Thursday evening. The ordinance, awaiting first reading before the Midway City Council, would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. About 75 people attended the forum, according to Assistant City Clerk Diane Shepard. She managed the sign-in sheets, which had the names of 57 people, a few of whom listed post office boxes or other uncertain addresses. About 25 were from Midway, 15 from elsewhere in Woodford County and about 10 from elsewhere in Kentucky. Midway would be the eighth Kentucky city with such an ordinance, and the second smallest.

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Shelbyville Fairness

3rd Thurs Monthly - 6:00 p.m.
Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Frankfort Fairness

Third Monday Monthly, 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 859 E. Main St.

Bowling Green Fairness

2nd Mon Monthly - 6:00 p.m. CT
Cherry Hall Room 203A, WKU

Elizabethtown Fairness

Third Saturday Monthly, 4:30 p.m.
Central KY Pride Center, 119 Brook St

Bereans for Fairness

Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. ,Union Church, 200 Prospect Street
Bereans for Fairness meets quarterly; please contact Chris@Fairness.org for updates.

Owensboro for Fairness

4th Wednesday monthly, 6:00 p.m. CT
Owensboro Unitarian Universalist Church,1221 Cedar St.

Northern Kentucky for Fairness

1st Wednesday monthly, 6 p.m.

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