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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.

Northern Kentucky celebrates 10th Annual Pride!

This year Northern Kentucky as a community celebrated the 10th Annual Pride!

NKY Celebrates Pride!

Northern Kentucky members helped kick off Pride celebrations in May at the unveiling of the 'Y'all Means All' beer from Bircus Burewery, which benefits Northern Kentucky Fairness

Rolling Bluegrass Chapter Meeting

Join members from Scott and Harrison Counties as we work to build power to tackle injustice in our communities and across the Commonwealth. From voting rights, to fairness, to just economic policy, to protecting our environment, racial justice and beyond, our members are working for a brighter future for all Kentuckians.

KFTC members take action for LGBTQ Fairness

Madison Co KFTC members take action for Fairness

KFTC members joined allies from across the state in Frankfort on February 26 to take action for LGBTQ rights and attend the Fairness Rally. Many were prepared for a full day of lobby meetings with legislators and excited to cap off the day at the rally to celebrate and demand LGBTQ equality in Kentucky.

Resistance Training: Grassroots Lobbying and Nonviolent Direct Action

Join the northern Kentucky chapter of KFTC and others for a training on grassroots lobbying and the principles of nonviolent direct action! 

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