LGBTQ equality

Bereans for Fairness rally

Meta Mendel-Reyes"When I first came to Kentucky, my employer did not have domestic partner benefits, and we  couldn't pay all our medical bills. As a lesbian/member of the LGBTQ community, I am proud to belong to an organization that fights for equality for all Kentuckians."

Meta Mendel-Reyes
Madison County

Resources

Fairness Campaign

Kentucky Fairness Alliance

Kentucky ACLU

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Lexington Fairness

Eastern Kentucky Fairness on Facebook

Bereans For Fairness on Facebook

Sample of a local Fairness Ordinance

As KFTC has grown, expanding our vision of equality for all Kentuckians has been a labor of love and a transformative internal process. While many members shared this vision of equality for decades, in 2004 our Steering Committee shared a series of deeply emotional conversations, meetings, and personal reflections and eventually adopted language to our platform to include our LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer or Questioning) communities. Since then (and well before), our local chapters and statewide members have contributed to a growing movement for fairness, safety and celebration of diversity in Kentucky and beyond.

From offering our staff domestic partner benefits to lobbying our elected officials for fairness ordinances and anti-bullying legislation, KFTC members continue to prioritize our vision for a better Kentucky all Kentuckians deserve. As you can read in our blog feed below, our local chapters have recently prioritized LGBTQ equality through Fairness Ordinance organizing in Berea, safe restroom campaign in central Kentucky, creating LGBTQ support networks in Perry County, and much more.

What is a Fairness Ordinance:  A Fairness Ordinance would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe that all Kentuckians have a right to live without fear of unjust discrimination, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As written, Kentucky law does not guarantee this right, and must be changed. We support a statewide Fairness law and also Fairness ordinances at a local level until a statewide law is establish.

Georgetown residents plan second local Pride event for October 28

Scott County members and allies have continued the push for a fairness ordinance in Georgetown, and hope to build upon the success of the campaign over the past year.

With Coming Out Day taking place on October 11, many groups working to pass local fairness ordinances are holding fall picnics to raise community awareness around this issue.

2nd Ever Georgetown Pride!

Join the Scott County KFTC chapter as we attend the 2nd ever Pride event in Georgetown, hosted by Georgetown Fairness!
We will be there talking about fairness, our work on tax reform, voting rights, voter education, and so much more. 

Northern Kentucky Celebrates 1st Ever Pride Parade!

Over 1000 people marched in the first ever LGBTQ+ Pride Parade in northern Kentucky! While northern Kentucky has celebrated Pride for the past 8 years, this is the first time in history that the region held a parade as part of the weekend's facilities.

Ice Cream for Fairness

Hosted by Georgetown Fairness, the Scott County KFTC chapter and the Fairness Campaign.

Show Up For Fairness in Georgetown

Photo of crowd that helped deliver petition signatures in support of Fairness. Photo from Georgetown Fairness.

On Monday allies are expecting people to come out in support of Fairness in Georgetown, and are looking for people to come and share why we need a non-discrimination ordinance here.

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