WFPL’s Defining Fairness series, the project Phillip M. Bailey and I co-produced last Spring, has been awarded the Unity Award by the Radio Television Read Story
Lucian Grey’s mother was raised in an all-male household, and she, “didn’t know what to with having a girl,” he explains. “Femininity in general was not Read Story
When Amanda Stahl first realized she was falling in love with another woman, she wanted to write about it in her journal—not an unusual way to process feelings of self-discovery. But for Amanda, just the act of journaling meant automatically coming out.
“I need other people to help me take care of myself,” she explains. “That morning I had my caregiver sitting down and writing in my journal from the night before, and I was like, I really want to write this down because it's really important.” She told her caregiver and the journal entry was recorded.
Our Defining Fairness series will wrap up next week; we’ll speak with Amanda Stahl on Tuesday, June 5th, and Lucian Grey on Thursday, June 7th. In case Read Story
The thought of growing up gay in rural Eastern Kentucky would make many Louisvillians cringe. But how much of that reaction is rooted in stereotypes we hold about rural Kentucky? Whit Forrester spent some of his childhood in Leburn, Kentucky—a town in Knott County, with a population of around eight hundred people. Whit says when people hear he's from Appalachia, they think, “barefoot, pregnant, in a trailer, and you know how to change a propane tank.”
Rebecca Grant was a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. Twelve years into her military career, a fellow soldier found and circulated a picture of Read Story
Jaison Gardner describes ballroom shows as “akin to fashion shows, akin to a talent shows,” and says they started with LGBTQ people of color, mostly gay Read Story
Tiff Gonzales is a fourth-generation Mexican American, native to Texas, who identifies as queer both in gender identity and sexual orientation. Tiff moved Read Story
Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard was born in Promised Land, South Carolina, the son of a Southern Baptist Minister, and says, “I grew up in church as much as Read Story
When asked to describe herself, Diane Moten says: “I’m just a simple person. I work with the homeless. I’m a part time nanny. I like to bike, I like to Read Story
Walter W. Walker II has lived in Louisville since his family moved here in 1986. Here’s how he describes himself: Honestly, I would say I’m Walter. I Read Story