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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
John Hingsbergen, WEKU

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.

Thousands March For Pride In Louisville

Jun 19, 2016

Brynn Wimsatt woke up last Sunday saddened but not surprised.

The mass shooting that left 49 people dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando hit close to home for the 34-year-old. But Wimsatt said with “certain things going on in the world, it was only a matter of time.”

“It’s sad,” she said. “It hurt my feelings, and it hurts my heart to know that people can have that much hate.”

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates say heated political rhetoric and policies dealing with sexual orientation in recent years are partly to blame for violence like the Orlando shootings at an LGBT night club.

 Update June 14, 2016

A West Tennessee lawmaker is giving away not one — but two — military-style rifles in the wake of this weekend's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

State Rep. Andy Holt says he's trying to make a point that guns aren't to blame for the violence.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Community members in Murray and Paducah held candlelight vigils last night remembering the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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The leader of a gay rights group in Kentucky has asked officials to consider providing more security at places that cater to the gay community after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  

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