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Catholic hermit in Kentucky comes out as transgender man

In the Roman Catholic Church, a hermit is someone who leads a quiet life engaged in prayer. Christian Matson is believed to be the first trans person in this bishop-approved position.

Kentucky couldn't pass a single anti-LGBTQ+ bill this session — and it's not alone

"It’s clear that the anti-LGBTQ+ agenda is starting to fail, both in Kentucky and across the country."

Kentucky lawmakers seek to criminalize 'disruptive conduct' after LGBTQ+ protest

After 19 protesters were arrested when the legislature passed a sweeping anti-LGBTQ+ bill, lawmakers are considering new punishments — which civil rights activists say could limit free speech.

Mitch McConnell leaves as the Senate’s longest-serving coward

McConnell will be spending his remaining years as a prisoner to his own cowardice and with a wife whose honor he did not defend.

Kentucky bill threatens to take custody of trans kids using ‘wrong’ school bathroom

The proposed bill would amend current law challenged in federal court.

Mitch McConnell, LGBTQ+ rights opponent, to step down from Senate Republican leadership

McConnell has blocked much progressive legislation and helped reshape the Supreme Court.

Kentucky's first transgender elected official wants you to get involved in local politics

Rebecca Blankenship recently spoke to The Advocate about how LGBTQ+ people can fight back against state legislatures' attacks on the community.

Two Americas for queer people: HRC report finds stark differences in LGBTQ+ rights at the state level

It was the worst year ever for anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation, but there were some significant victories.

285 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced in state legislatures already this year and it's still January

This follows a year in which more than 550 were introduced and more than 80 passed into law.

Alabama can enforce law criminalizing gender-affirming care, court rules

Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in 2022, and it was the subject of a lawsuit almost immediately.

Kentucky homophobe Kim Davis, who denied gay couples marriage licenses, must pay over $360,000

After a lengthy legal battle, Kim Davis owes more than $360,000 for violating the constitutional rights of a gay couple.

10 States That Passed the Worst Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws in 2023

2023 was a record year for anti-LGBTQ+ legislation at the state level. Here's a look at the worst of many heinous bills.

Kentucky's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Brings Misery to LGBTQ+ Students

The law threatens gay-straight alliances and is causing other harms to LGBTQ+ youth.

Which State Is the Queerest? These Are the States With the Most LGBTQ+ People

"We're here" has taken on a new meaning.

Moms for Liberty Scrambles, Removes Leaders Amid Proud Boys Link Controversy

Recent incidents highlight ties with the far-right group as the organization faces electoral setbacks and a damaged public image.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat and LGBTQ+ Ally, Projected to Win Second Term

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is one of the most popular governors in the country — even in the deep-red state — and has been an avid LGBTQ+ rights supporter.

Kentucky Families Ask Supreme Court to Review Gender-Affirming Care Ban

This follows a similar filing on a ban in Tennessee.

Kentucky and Tennessee Bans on Trans Care for Youth Upheld in Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its ruling Thursday, but the lawyers representing trans youth and families note that the fight is not over.

Country Star Adam Mac Bows Out of Kentucky Festival After Homophobic Treatment

Local concerns over the artist’s sexuality spurred Adam Mac's withdrawal, sparking community reactions against discrimination.

Kim Davis Must Pay $100K to One Gay Couple, Doesn't Have to  Pay Another

A jury awarded damages to one couple, but another jury didn't award anything to a different couple.