LGBT

Society
1:07 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

LaSalvia Presents "Homocon" Tonight at Murray State

Jimmy LaSalvia is longtime political activist and strategist, founder of GOProud - a political action group representing gay conservatives, and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and network TV. He speaks with Kate Lochte 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.

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Monkey See
12:30 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Why The 'Man's-Man Game' Is An Insult To Men

Michael Sam, seen here in November 2013, told The New York Times over the weekend that he's gay.
Joe Robbins Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 3:06 pm

Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year out of Missouri, talked about being gay in an interview with The New York Times 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. Assuming he's drafted, Sam would become the first active NFL athlete to be openly gay.

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Politics
4:33 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Statewide Fairness Bill Gaining Traction in Frankfort

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.

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Culture
4:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Report: Kentucky Cities Measured for LGBT Equality Policies

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.

The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday 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.

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Speaker's Corner
9:34 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

White House speaker Gautam Raghaven on LGBT week

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.

For more information, visit murraystate.edu.lgbt.

Politics
12:56 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Murray Hosts LGBT Fair Housing Workshop

Murray hosts the first of three Kentucky fair housing workshops today, focusing on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 

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Afternoon Update
4:35 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/18/12

"Back before telephones, you know, it was kind of hard to communicate to your neighbor."

Today on NPR: Organizers of the National Hollerin' Contest in Spivey's Corner, N.C., started the annual competition to preserve the disappearing art of hollerin' — a complex form of yelling that sounds like Tarzan's jungle call.

Around the Commonwealth:

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Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT
11:07 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT Community

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:33 pm

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.

The commission is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to present the workshops. HUD recently changed its policy, to prevent discrimination against LGBT people.

Kentucky does not have a similar state-wide plan, but three cities—Louisville, Lexington and Covington—have fairness ordinances that protect the LGBT community.

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