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Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag, which would endure as the symbol of gay activism and solidarity for 40 years, has died.

Cleve Jones, a longtime friend and noted gay rights activist, announced the death on Twitter.

Baker designed his first flag during the 1970s while an active member of San Francisco's gay community. An Army veteran and drag performer, Baker found himself sought after for his deftness at costuming to make signs and banners for the burgeoning gay rights movement.

The Associated Press has tallied up business lost in North Carolina because of the controversial "bathroom bill," and estimates the total cost is at least $3.76 billion over 12 years.

That estimate is probably low, the wire service says.

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A federal judge has ruled that a county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015 doesn't have to pay legal fees for the couples who sued her. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Supporters of a 'fairness ordinance' will lobby the Bowling Green City Commission Tuesday evening. 

Lisa Autry, WKYU

Bowling Green will not become the next Kentucky city to enact a fairness ordinance that would have banned discrimination against the LGBT community. 

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  Members of Bowling Green’s LGBT community and their supporters will be anxiously watching when the Bowling Green City Commission meets Tuesday. After years of effort, a fairness ordinance will be on the agenda.  Bowling Green is the largest Kentucky city without a law protecting individuals from discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Patti Minter is a member of the local fairness coalition.

 

via Sandra Pfeifer

Maiden Alley Cinema premieres next week a documentary highlighting the relationship of a lesbian couple from western Kentucky. “Not Throwing In The Towel” features Ginny Farrugia and Debbie Carter, who have been together for 16 years.

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A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill to ban transgender bathroom use in public buildings.

via March for Equality and Social Justice Facebook Page

A 'March for Equality and Social Justice' will take place in Murray one day after the presidential inauguration.

In 2003 the Supreme Court struck down state laws that made homosexual conduct a crime, and overnight, prosecutions under so-called "sodomy" laws ended.

But for some, the decision came too late — their charges were logged in court files and subject to background searches.

That's what brought a Nashville man this summer to seek out attorney Daniel Horwitz. The man sought expungement, the clearing of his record.

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