chris hartman http://wfpl.org en Anti-Racism Group Calls for Engagement, Not Police, To Address Louisville Downtown Violence http://wfpl.org/post/anti-racism-group-calls-engagement-not-police-address-louisville-downtown-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is criticizing Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s plan to respond to &nbsp;teenage violence in downtown Louisville with boosted police presence and added security cameras.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:01:05 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9031 at http://wfpl.org Anti-Racism Group Calls for Engagement, Not Police, To Address Louisville Downtown Violence Q&A: Fairness Campaign's Chris Hartman Discusses Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Opinion http://wfpl.org/post/qa-fairness-campaigns-chris-hartman-discusses-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-opinion <p>Movement last week on the same-sex marriage issue in Kentucky presents great potential—but possibly&nbsp;some risk—for LGBT people in the state, Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman said.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8602 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Fairness Campaign's Chris Hartman Discusses Kentucky Same-Sex Marriage Opinion Fairness Campaign Focuses on Discrimination Issues; Supports Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/fairness-campaign-focuses-discrimination-issues-supports-ky-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <p>The head of Louisville's Fairness Campaign says a recent challenge to Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage may bring more attention to the disparity in rights that exists in the state.</p><p>The Fairness Campaign has long fought to pass city and state-level laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and employment. Now, Louisville residents Michael De Leon and Greg Bourke have <a href="/post/louisville-couple-challenges-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-ban-dont-want-wait-another-20-years">filed suit on Friday challenging Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban.&nbsp;</a></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 10:33:29 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6273 at http://wfpl.org Fairness Campaign Focuses on Discrimination Issues; Supports Ky. Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit News of Rift Among Kentucky's LGBTQ Leaders is News to LGBTQ Leaders http://wfpl.org/post/news-rift-among-kentuckys-lgbtq-leaders-news-lgbtq-leaders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/13/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-kentucky-idUSBRE92C05220130313?irpc=932">Reuters article</a> published this week puts Fairness President Chris Hartman and True Colors Ministry's Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard "at loggerheads"—but the two men in question disagree.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 4493 at http://wfpl.org News of Rift Among Kentucky's LGBTQ Leaders is News to LGBTQ Leaders Strange Fruit: Gone to Atlanta, BRB (Also, More with Fairness Campaign's Chris Hartman) http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-gone-atlanta-brb-also-more-fairness-campaigns-chris-hartman <p></p><p></p><p>Our fearless hosts, Jaison&nbsp;and Kaila, are in Atlanta this week for the <a href="http://www.creatingchange.org/">National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change</a>. So instead of a full show this week, here's part two of the conversation we started last week, with <a href="http://www.fairness.org/">Fairness Campaign</a> Director Chris Hartman. Last week, we talked about Vicco. This week we broaden the scope a bit, and talk about fairness gains across the Commonwealth, and the country.</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 3631 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Gone to Atlanta, BRB (Also, More with Fairness Campaign's Chris Hartman) 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