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Celebrate 20 Years of KY Fairness Ordinances

Do you remember what were you doing the night of January 26, 1999?

Were you lucky enough to be seated in the overfull chambers of the Louisville Board of Aldermen as they took their historic vote on the Fairness Ordinance? Perhaps you were outside, in the sea of supporters, anxiously awaiting word on what was happening inside? Did you join the jubilant crowd at the Connection for the victory rally?

Kentucky’s first anti-discrimination Fairness Ordinance passed into law 20 years ago next month, and it ushered in a new era of LGBTQ rights across our state. In July of the same year, Lexington activists’ hard work paid off with their city’s Fairness Ordinance, and Jefferson County later adopted its own in October.

Now, ten cities across our Commonwealth extend the same LGBTQ protections that Louisville and Lexington did in 1999. This month, Somerset had its first reading of a Fairness Ordinance that could make it the 11th Kentucky city to ban LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. With your help, we’ll be there every step of the way as new cities seek to advance LGBTQ civil rights, and we’ll work to stop all efforts to thwart or repeal them.

Please mark your calendar for our 20th anniversary event January 26, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library (301 York St., 40203). Join early Fairness Campaign leaders and members of the 1999 Louisville Board of Alderman for a reception, history panel discussion, and the opening of our exhibit, “Fairness Still Does a City Good!”

Will you help celebrate this 20-year milestone with a gift of $2,000, $200, $20 monthly, or any amount significant to you to support the continued work of the Fairness Campaign across Kentucky?

Thank you for making our work possible and advancing LGBTQ rights all across our Commonwealth. Because of you, Fairness still does a city—and a state—good!

In Fairness,

Chris Hartman, Executive Director

SAVE THE DATE: Join our Statewide Fairness Rally and Lobby Day in Frankfort Tuesday, February 26! Click here for more info!

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Monthly Fairness Coalition Meetings

Monday
  • 2nd Monday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Bereans for Fairness Meeting, Union Church
  • 2nd Monday Monthly, 6 p.m. CT: Bowling Green Fairness Meeting, WKU Campus, Cherry Hall 203A

  • 3rd Monday Monthly, 5:30 p.m. ET: Frankfort PFLAG, Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort, 314 Wilkinson St.
  • 3rd Monday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Frankfort Fairness, Unitarian Universalist Community of Frankfort, 314 Wilkinson St.
Tuesday
  • 1st Tuesday Monthly, 7 p.m. ET: Woodford County Fairness Meeting, Versailles Presbyterian Church
  • 2nd Tuesday Monthly, 5:00 p.m. ET: Elizabethtown Fairness, ECTC, 600 College Street Rd
Wednesday
  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday Monthly, 5-8 p.m.ET: Volunteer Night, Fairness Campaign Office
Thursday
  • 1st Thursday Monthly, 6:30 p.m. ET: Georgetown Fairness Meeting, Scott County Public Library
  • 3rd Thursday Monthly, 6 p.m. ET: Shelbyville Fairness, Stratton Center, 215 E. Washington St.
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