Category Archives: LGBT

Yarmuth: It gets better

After a spate of gay teen suicides last fall, alt-weekly guru and Seattle Stranger columnist Dan Savage started the Make it Better Project It Gets Better Project aimed at LGBT youth who are dealing with constant bullying and harassment. The video campaign went viral with a number of celebrities and political leaders jumping on the […]

Groups stand against anti-gay bullying

Joining with the Louisville Youth Group, 19 different agencies throughout Kentuckiana are hosting a discussion to take a stand against anti-gay bullying in the city. The organizations will host a community forum to address the succession of teen suicides that have reportedly been caused by online bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth. “We […]

Fairness Campaign endorses Tandy for mayor

The political action committee of the Fairness Campaign, C-FAIR, has endorsed Metro Councilman David Tandy, D-4, for mayor of Louisville, along with several other candidates seeking public office in the upcoming May primary. The gay rights group’s endorsement process engaged the mayoral candidates in wide-ranging discussions of issues important to both the lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

U of L makes several restrooms gender neutral

Hat tip to The Edit for pointing this out. University of Louisville Vice President for Business Affairs Larry Owsley told a group of students yesterday that he had converted six restrooms to gender neutral as part of an agreement he made with leaders from commonGround and the Office for LGBT Services last fall. From TransGriot: […]

Lunchbox: Blame Bunning

Lead blocker: Everything from federal road construction to financial plans for the Ohio River Bridges Project is being blamed on U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s stubborn one-man filibuster over extending unemployment benefits. And because of his strained relationship with Republican leadership (read: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell), Bunning’s obstructionism could cost the GOP, which is already troubled […]

First Transgender Fed. Official Named

Earlier this week President Obama named the first transgendered person to a cabinet level position, which is a move sure to anger many of his opponents because [1] Obama did it, and [2] old white men have a hard time with most things these days. While certain swaths of the public will take umbrage at […]

GaGa Trumps Obama On LGBT Rights

Did you know that, during a Human Rights Council-sponsored dinner on the eve of last Sunday’s National Equality March that a pop star (Ms. GaGa) usurped the leader of the free world’s (Mr. Obama’s) mantle as Gay Defender of The Known Universe, a title first created by William Jefferson Clinton? Well, now you do.

Fairness boycott gets national coverage

The Fairness Campaign’s call to boycott Woody’s Tavern over another alleged racial incident involving the bar’s owner, David Norton, was covered in The Advocate this week. The national news magazine is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the country. From The Advocate: Now, a group called the Fairness Campaign is urging Louisville residents to ditch […]

Fairness Campaign to boycott Woody’s Tavern

The Fairness Campaign is calling for a full boycott of Woody’s Tavern in response to another alleged racial incident involving the bar’s owner that took place last month. The LGBT rights organization is demanding that David Norton, who also owns Magnolia Bar & Grill in Old Louisville, sell Woody’s — a popular gay bar near […]

Obama Declares June LGBT Pride Month

Did Rick “Saddlebacker” Warren put Our Barry up to this? In any event, President Obama has ensured that Summer pride festivals/parades/leather conventions across the nation will pour money into local economies like never before; just listen to Hopey McHopesterson over here:  I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the […]