LGBT http://wkms.org en Atherton High Considers Discrimination Policy Change to Address Student Gender Identity Questions http://wkms.org/post/atherton-high-considers-discrimination-policy-change-address-student-gender-identity-questions <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit JCPS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/atherton.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Atherton High School administrators are looking to revise the school’s discrimination policy after complaints arose from a male-bodied transgender student's use of the girls' restroom.</span><p>The student, who identifies as a female, was allowed to use both of the school’s girls-only restrooms, but, following complaints, school officials Wed, 14 May 2014 15:45:16 +0000 Jacob Ryan 40553 at http://wkms.org Atherton High Considers Discrimination Policy Change to Address Student Gender Identity Questions LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State http://wkms.org/post/lasalvia-presents-homocon-tonight-murray-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jimmy </span>LaSalvia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is longtime political activist and strategist, founder of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GOProud - a political action group representing gay conservatives</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and frequent guest on CNN,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSNBC, FOX News</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;network TV. He speaks with Kate Lochte&nbsp;on Sounds Good ahead of his presentation "Homocon: A Gay Conservative's View from the Trenches of the Culture Wars," tonight at 7:30 at Murray State University in the Curris Center's Barkley Room. This event is sponsored by LGBT Programming, MSU Alliance, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:07:48 +0000 Kate Lochte 39583 at http://wkms.org LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men http://wkms.org/post/why-mans-man-game-insult-men Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri, talked about being gay <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html?hp&_r=0" target="_blank">in an interview</a> with <em>The New York Times</em> that ran Sunday, although his college coaches and teammates already knew. Sam was expected to be a solid NFL draft pick in May, making this a particularly intriguing time for him to come out. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:30:03 +0000 Linda Holmes 38592 at http://wkms.org Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/statewide-fairness-bill-gaining-traction-frankfort <p>Kentucky's House Bill 171, known as the Statewide Fairness Bill, is gaining traction in Frankfort, recently signing 16 co-sponsors, a record number of sponsors. Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator and Vice Chair, President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Jody Randall joins Kate Lochte to talk more about this bill and the way legislators are beginning to think of discrimination protection for the LGBT community.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:33:55 +0000 Kate Lochte 38093 at http://wkms.org Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort Report: Kentucky Cities Measured for LGBT Equality Policies http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-cities-measured-lgbt-equality-policies <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A new report measuring the level of equality afforded lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans shows substantial improvements in the Kentucky cities measured, said Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The Human Rights Campaign <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_29284127" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">on Tuesday</span></span> released its second annual Municipal Equality Index, examining laws and policies that foster LGBT equality in nearly 300 American cities and awarded them points on a scale of 0-100. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:26:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36710 at http://wkms.org Report: Kentucky Cities Measured for LGBT Equality Policies White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week http://wkms.org/post/white-house-speaker-gautam-raghaven-lgbt-week <p>The Murray State University Alliance hosted "Conversation and Dessert" with Gautam Raghaven, Associate Director of Public Engagement and LGBT Liasion for the White House on September 10th. Listen to the full conversation with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Bonnie Higginson here.</p><p>For more information, <a href="http://www.murraystate.edu/lgbt">visit murraystate.edu.lgbt</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:34:21 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21934 at http://wkms.org White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week Murray Hosts LGBT Fair Housing Workshop http://wkms.org/post/murray-hosts-lgbt-fair-housing-workshop <p>Murray hosts the first of three Kentucky fair housing workshops today, focusing on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:56:18 +0000 Angela Hatton 18455 at http://wkms.org Murray Hosts LGBT Fair Housing Workshop Afternoon Round-Up 6/18/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-61812 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>Organizers of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155291408/a-whole-lot-hollerin-to-save-a-dying-art">National Hollerin&#39; Contest</a> in Spivey&#39;s Corner, N.C., started the annual competition to preserve the disappearing art of hollerin&#39; &mdash; a complex form of yelling that sounds like Tarzan&#39;s jungle call.</p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:35:20 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18426 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/18/12 Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT Community http://wkms.org/post/fair-housing-workshops-lgbt-community The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is offering education workshops on fair housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals across the commonwealth this week.<p>The commission is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to present the workshops. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:07:03 +0000 Devin Katayama 18418 at http://wkms.org