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.


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. 

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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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Gov. Matt Bevin is praising a federal judge’s preliminary injunction that blocks a federal rule requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has settled a federal lawsuit sparked by a student's t-shirt in support of gay rights. 

Lexington Pride 2016 Features Prayers, Fun & Billy Gilman

Jun 27, 2016
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Thousands turned out in downtown Lexington over the weekend for Pride 2016. Organizers of the LGBT-focused event were predicting crowds larger than last year’s total of about 25,000.