LGBT

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.”

Alexey Stiop, 123rf Stock Photo

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.

Author: Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

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.  

With sorrow, anger and expressions of unity, the LGBT community across the world is mourning Sunday's deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, security has been increased at LGBT landmarks and events in cities across America.

The attack — in which a gunman killed 50 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, and injured 53 — struck during Pride Month, which commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the gay rights movement more broadly.

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2nd Update: Paducah vigil information added.

In Paducah: 

Paducah residents are holding a candlelight vigil at the riverfront tonight at 8 for the victims of the Orlando shooting over the weekend and to take a stand against hate crimes.  

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Two gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Tennessee law that lets therapists decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. 

American Counseling Association, via Facebook

The American Counseling Association has canceled its plan to hold a conference in Nashville next year in protest of Tennessee passing a counseling law that allows therapists to decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles.

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