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Check out more than a dozen LGBTQ Pride Festivals all across our region starting in June! Click here for the full list!
As part of PRIDE Month, we hope you’ll celebrate Kentucky’s queer history! You can learn about centuries of our Commonwealth’s LGBTQ significance through the Kentucky LGBTQ Heritage Initiative, which yielded the nation’s first-ever Statewide LGBTQ Historic Context Narrative in partnership with the National Park Service. It was completed in 2016 through work from the Fairness Campaign, the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Williams-Nichols Archive housed in UofL’s Ekstrom Library Archives and Special Collections, the Kentucky Heritage Council, State Historic Preservation Office, and Preservation Louisville, and it included Kentucky’s first two National Register of Historic Places Amendments to include LGBTQ significance–the Elks Athletic Club (Henry Clay Building), site of the state’s first LGBTQ-friendly bar, the Beaux Arts, and the Whiskey Row Historic District, site of The Downtowner.
In Lexington this month, JustFundKY and the Faulkner Morgan Pagan Babies Archive are unveiled the state’s first two LGBTQ historical markers, honoring longtime LGBTQ gathering spot the Bar Complex and Jeffrey Wasson’s brave fight against Kentucky’s anti-LGBTQ sodomy statute.
Celebrate our queer history, community, and you this Pride Month and all year long!
Chris Hartman, Executive Director
P.S. Has your employer joined the Kentucky Competitive Workforce Coalition? See all the Kentucky businesses fighting for LGBTQ rights and add your company’s name: www.KYCompetitiveWorkforce.com!
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