Vicco http://wfpl.org en What Kentucky's Fairness Campaign Learned from Vicco, Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/what-kentuckys-fairness-campaign-learned-vicco-kentucky <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign leaders say they plan to use the small eastern Kentucky city of Vicco as a model for grassroots movements pushing fairness ordinances in other cities.</p><p>Last week, <a href="/post/eastern-kentucky-town-vicco-pop-334-passes-fairness-ordinance">Vicco became the fourth Kentucky city </a>and the smallest city nationwide to adopt a fairness ordinance. The law protects all residents from discrimination regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion or age.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 3513 at http://wfpl.org What Kentucky's Fairness Campaign Learned from Vicco, Kentucky Strange Fruit: Fairness in Vicco; Keen Dance Company Founder Returns to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-fairness-vicco-keen-dance-company-founder-returns-louisville <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F75357312&amp;color=b600ff&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Vicco, Ky., brought national attention to the state this week by becoming the smallest town in the United States <a href="http://www.advocate.com/society/law/2013/01/15/vicco-ky-smallest-us-city-lgbt-rights-law">to pass a fairness law</a>. Like many of you (we're guessing), we'd never even heard of Vicco until the news broke. So we invited <a href="http://www.fairness.org/">Fairness Campaign</a> director Chris Hartman to join us this week and tell us more.&nbsp;</p><p>"It's about three and a half hours east," Chris explains, "and several hundred feet up."</p><p>Hartman and others from the <a href="http://www.fairnesscoalition.org/">Fairness Coalition</a> worked directly with Vicco&nbsp;leaders on the law. He said folks in Vicco are what we might call "non-traditional allies" who may not fit our idea of what LGBTQ-rights supporters are.</p><p>"But that may just be because we all have some inappropriate stereotypes about what rural Americans are like, about what Appalachian folks are like, and about what people who live in coal country are like," Hartman said.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 3503 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Fairness in Vicco; Keen Dance Company Founder Returns to Louisville