LGBT http://wfpl.org en Louisville Man Alleges Metro Police Officer Used Anti-Gay Slur at Kentucky Kingdom http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-man-alleges-metro-police-officer-used-anti-gay-slur-kentucky-kingdom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A gay Louisville man claims a Metro Police officer discriminated against him because of his sexual orientation and used a homophobic slur during a visit last week to Kentucky Kingdom.</span></p><p class="p3">An attorney for the man, Jessie Colter, 32, also alleges that the incident was preceded by the theme park staff's inconsistent enforcement of the dress code at Kentucky Kingdom's water park.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:18:37 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Laura Ellis 9753 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Man Alleges Metro Police Officer Used Anti-Gay Slur at Kentucky Kingdom The Louisville Forum Is Adding a Transgender Panelist to the 'Growing Up Transgender' Discussion http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-forum-adding-transgender-panelist-growing-transgender-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Forum has added a transgender student to its panel discussion on transgender issues.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:23 +0000 Laura Ellis 9690 at http://wfpl.org The Louisville Forum Is Adding a Transgender Panelist to the 'Growing Up Transgender' Discussion Louisville Forum on Transgender Issues Doesn't Include Any Transgender Panelists http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-forum-transgender-issues-doesnt-include-any-transgender-panelists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Forum's July discussion will tackle the issue of growing up transgender in Louisville—though none of the four panelists are transgender.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The move has prompted criticism from some&nbsp;</span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and transgender activists and writers.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Laura Ellis 9670 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Forum on Transgender Issues Doesn't Include Any Transgender Panelists What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban? http://wfpl.org/post/what-do-indiana-lawmakers-say-about-judges-ruling-rejecting-same-sex-marriage-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. District Judge Richard Young's</span><a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional" style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling Wednesday that the Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">brought a mix of reaction from Indiana leaders on the state and federal level.</span></p><p>Almost immediately after Young's ruling, the Indiana attorney general's office announced it would appeal the decision—a move fully supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9645 at http://wfpl.org What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban? Federal Judge Rules Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional <p><strong>Update 2:30 p.m. Marriage In Some Counties &nbsp;</strong></p><p>The Marion County clerk has begun issuing marriage licenses in Indianapolis, <a href="http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/25/judge-throws-indiana-ban-sex-marriage/11354083/">Indystar.com reported Wednesday.</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:21:39 +0000 Joseph Lord 9639 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge Rules Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-makes-it-official-he-supports-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially signed up to fight for marriage equality on Friday.</span></p><p>The mayor joined a group called "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" while attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Dallas.</p><p>It is a non-partisan organization with at least 400 mayors from across the country who have pledged support for gay and lesbian couples.</p><p>The mayor of Bardstown, Bill Sheckles, is also a member.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:35:49 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9611 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/plaintiffs-respond-beshears-procreation-argument-against-same-sex-marriage-kentucky <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's argument that same-sex unions harm procreation is a "myopic" view of marriage, argues a response filed on behalf of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky same-sex couples seeking recognition for their out-of-state marriages.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:55:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 9538 at http://wfpl.org Plaintiffs Respond to Beshear's Procreation Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage in Kentucky Danville Becomes 7th Kentucky City to Adopt a Fairness Ordinance http://wfpl.org/post/danville-becomes-7th-kentucky-city-adopt-fairness-ordinance <p>A seventh Kentucky city has approved an ordinance providing protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.</p><p>The Danville City Commissioners on Monday approved the ordinance 4-1, according to the Fairness Campaign. Danville Mayor Bernie Hunstad&nbsp;opposed the measure.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/boyle/danville-votes-fairness-ordinance-into-law/article_fa8b4fae-f032-11e3-9cc8-001a4bcf6878.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Advocate Messenger newspaper adds:&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:35:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 9531 at http://wfpl.org Danville Becomes 7th Kentucky City to Adopt a Fairness Ordinance Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-new-black-film-looks-marriage-equality-maryland <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object></p><p></p><p>Last week we were invited by the <a href="http://www.alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Center</a> to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html">marriage equality in Maryland</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 9496 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland Atherton High School Upholds Addition of Transgender Protections to Anti-Discrimination Policy http://wfpl.org/post/atherton-high-school-upholds-addition-transgender-protections-anti-discrimination-policy <p>Atherton High School's decision-making council on Tuesday evening upheld a decision to adopt an anti-discrimination policy with specific protections for transgender students.</p><p>The policy remained school policy after a special SBDM meeting was called to address complaints circulated after a vote<a href="/post/should-jefferson-county-public-schools-have-districtwide-gender-identity-policy"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to add the policy&nbsp;</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">was made last month.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:50:04 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9483 at http://wfpl.org Atherton High School Upholds Addition of Transgender Protections to Anti-Discrimination Policy