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Gay Parents Barred From Volunteering At Kids' Basketball Game

After enrolling three of their kids in a church-affiliated after-school program, a queer couple was told they couldn't volunteer at events because of their sexual orientation.

Henry Berg-Brousseau, Transgender Rights Activist, Has Died at 24

After advocating for years as a teenager, Berg-Brousseau currently worked at the Human Rights Campaign as deputy press secretary.

Another One Bites the Dust: Iconic Kentucky Gay Club Shuttering

Operating for more than 13 years, Soundbar will close its doors later this month.

Kim Davis, Anti-LGBTQ+ Former Kentucky Clerk, Loses in Court...Again

A panel of federal appeals court judges ruled that Kim Davis could be sued personally for violating two gay couples' constitutional rights.

Gay Democrat Seeks Congressional Seat in a Deep Red Kentucky District

Jimmy Ausbrooks, a mental health counselor, is seeking to unseat an anti-LGBTQ+ Republican in Kentucky's First Congressional District.

The Lesbian Who Could Replace Madison Cawthorn and More Primary News

Lesbian minister and activist Jasmine Beach-Ferrara won the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat from North Carolina, among several other LGBTQ+ victories Tuesday.

School Asks Students to Write Letter Convincing Friend Not to Be Gay

The homework assignment from the Christian school asked students to convince their gay friend they would never be happy unless they were straight.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto of Anti-Trans Sports Bill

The measure takes effect immediately.

Kentucky Gov. Vetoes Anti-Trans Sports Bill, But Override Possible

"Transgender children deserve public officials' efforts to demonstrate that they are valued members of our community," Gov. Andy Beshear wrote.

Kim Davis Violated Same-Sex Couples' Rights, Judge Rules

The former clerk from Kentucky who refused to sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples may also be liable for damages.

Kentucky Advances Anti-Trans Sports Bill

The House Thursday approved the bill overwhelmingly, and it now goes back to the Senate for concurrence.

Kentucky Elects First Out House Member, Keturah Herron

Herron, a social justice activist who is Black, queer, and genderqueer, won a special election Tuesday.

Trans Woman Cris Blehar Killed in Kentucky; Suspect Awaits Trial

Blehar, an Air Force veteran and former airline employee, died in May, but her trans identity has just been confirmed.

Kentucky Contracts with Children's Agency That Bans Same-Sex Couples

Sunrise Children's Services initally refused to sign a new contract with the state due to anti-discrimination language protecting same-sex couples.

Kentucky's Largest City Embraces LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Louisville will now ensure LGBTQ business owners are considered for city contracts.

William Barr's Justice Dept. Works to Undermine Pro-LGBTQ Ordinance

The Department of Justice filed a brief supporting a Kentucky photographer who doesn't want to serve same-sex weddings.

Gay Man Dies After 'Altercation' at Louisville Bar

No charges have been filed, but police are conducting a homicide investigation, and the man's family has hired a lawyer.

Kentucky Bill Would Let Students Sue Over Trans Presence in Restrooms

The bill, to be considered in the upcoming session, would not allow trans students to use facilities aligned with their gender identity.

Cop Says He Was Discriminated Against After Coming Out at Teen Event

A Louisville, Ky., police officer was allegedly told it was "inappropriate" to come out during a youth event and accused of leering at boys.

Kentucky Elects LGBTQ-Supportive Democratic Governor

The margin is narrow, but Andy Beshear appears to have beaten Republican Matt Bevin, who'd been an ally to antigay county clerk Kim Davis.

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