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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat October 13, 2012

Strange Fruit: HIV in Our Community

The Louisville AIDS Walk is this Sunday, and for many, it's a time of solidarity and celebration. But AIDS activism in Louisville faces a big challenge: apathy. There are more people living with HIV in Louisville now than ever before, but the disease doesn't make the headlines it once did. 

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Strange Fruit: LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, and this past week was Pride Week at UofL. So this week, we talked to some of our favorite people about notable moments in LGBTQ history, and what festivities took place this week on campus.

Local News
5:08 pm
Sat September 29, 2012

Strange Fruit: Does Your Mama Know?

This week we launch our newest podcast, Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture, and Black Gay Life. 

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Chely Wright Film an Intimate Look at Coming Out in Nashville

Chely Wright at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, 2010.
Tanya Braganti First Run Features

In 2010, Chely Wright became the first country music star to come out as gay. Wright’s three-year journey to her coming out day is the subject of a new documentary by filmmakers Bobbie Berleffi and Beverly Kopf.

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Local News
9:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Fair Housing Workshops for LGBT Community

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is offering education workshops on fair housing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals across the commonwealth this week.

The commission is working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to present the workshops. HUD recently changed its policy, to prevent discrimination against LGBT people.

Kentucky does not have a similar state-wide plan, but three cities—Louisville, Lexington and Covington—have fairness ordinances that protect the LGBT community.

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Local News
11:42 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard Named Honorary Grand Marshall of Pride Parade

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Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard—co-chair of Faith Leaders for Fairness and founder of the True Colors Ministry at Highland Baptist Church (and WFPL Defining Fairness interviewee)—will serve as Honorary Grand Marshall in the Kentucky Pride Parade on Friday. Reverend Blanchard was ordained last month, making him one of fewer than two dozen openly gay ministers in the U.S. Baptist Church. 

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Politics
10:09 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Watch KET's Gay Marriage Debate

Gay rights advocates and opponents debated same-sex marriage on last night's 'Kentucky Tonight' program on KET.

Local News
6:30 am
Thu June 7, 2012

All Gender is Performance: Lucian Grey, Defining Fairness

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 her experience. So she just did what she knew how to do."

She raised Lucian as a boy, although he was born biologically female. He played with G.I. Joes and loved baseball, soccer, and ice hockey. Lucian grew up feeling like his body didn't match who he was, but it wasn't until high school that he really had to confront the disparity. "I'd always kind of identified as male, and then we get to the point where there's the locker room situation, and 'Okay, let's go change. Girls' bathroom is over there,' and I'm like, 'Wait, what?'"

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Local News
6:30 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Body Politics Deconstructed: Amanda Stahl, Defining Fairness

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.

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Local News
12:08 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Defining Fairness Series Recap

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 you missed any of them, here are the previous conversations:

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