LGBTQ

Staying home and sheltering in place can be stressful for everyone. But for some college students who identify as LGBTQ, returning to family environments can be very difficult and even psychologically damaging, psychologists say.

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Thirty-five major Tennessee companies are calling on the General Assembly to stop targeting LGBT people.

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The Tennessee Senate reconvened Tuesday and jumped into one of the most controversial issues left over from last year. 

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Festival organizers in colorful clothes walked out Saturday morning in front of a stage along Paducah’s historic floodwall. Dozens of local businesses and vendors, their stands adorned with bright, rainbow flags, crowded downtown parking lots.

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A northern Kentucky city has become the 12th in the commonwealth to pass a law protecting the LGBTQ population from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. 

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Organizers say Paducah will have its first LGBTQ Pride Festival next month. The inaugural Western Kentucky Pride Festival is August 24 and 25 at the riverfront downtown.

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 Dozens of Paducah residents showed support Tuesday night at a city commission meeting for an inaugural LGBTQ festival planned for August. Supporters of the Western Kentucky Pride Festival came to the meeting following rumored controversy that critics would petition the city to move the festival indoors. The festival is planned to take place outside at the downtown riverfront.

 

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The leader of a Kentucky LGBTQ-rights group is optimistic another city in the state will pass a Fairness Ordinance by the end of August.

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The Henderson City Commission Tuesday night approved the second reading of a measure that will provide greater legal protections for LGBTQ individuals. 

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Local organizers said they were “astounded” by the turnout and community support for the inaugural Rural KY Flash Pride March on Saturday in Murray. 

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