LGBT

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.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Murray State students protesting the victory of President-Elect Donald Trump say they want to make sure minority groups aren’t pushed aside or out of sight.  

A few dozen students congregated outside Waterfield Library Wednesday morning with signs reading ‘We Deserve to Feel Safe,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘You Can’t Vote Out My Rights.’  

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A county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year is asking a federal judge not to make her pay legal fees for the couples who sued her. 

via flyer, Murray State University LGBT Programming

More than two dozen western Kentucky law enforcement and public safety personnel received training this week at Murray State University to improve relations when interacting with the LGBT community. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Sergeant Brett Parson, who led the workshop, said the discussion parallels with issues surrounding race and use of force.

WKU

Western Kentucky University is hosting training sessions for faculty, staff and students who are interested in reaching out to members of the LGBT community.

Jody Randall, Murray State LGBT Coordinator

 

   Western Kentucky residents are seeking solutions to issues of violence in the community. The Kentucky Council of Churches organized a forum this week in an effort to get a diverse group of people in the same room for a difficult conversation.

 

Cinema Systers Film Festival, via Facebook

Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema is hosting an all-lesbian film festival this weekend which is advertised as the only festival of its kind in the country.

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The executive director of Morehead Pride says he was particularly pleased at the number of young people who attended the town’s first festival to celebrate the LGBT community.  David Moore says there were activities all day long, some put on by other organizations. 

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Lexington Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says the Kentucky Farm Bureau should change its policies that oppose same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues.

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Kentucky and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. 

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's healthcare law. 

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