Kentucky Equality Federation Satisfied With Hazard’s Actions

The Kentucky Equality Federation hasĀ announcedĀ that they are satisfied with the actions of the City of Hazard and they will not be pursuing legal action. “Today, after having additional conversations with the City of Hazard, our legal representation, and Hazard officials, we are satisfied with the actions of the City,” said Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan […]

City of Hazard Releases Report, Suspends Employee Following Allegations of Discrimination

The City of Hazard, Kentucky has released its final report and action plan following allegations that two men were asked to leave a public pool because of their sexual orientation. (Click to read the report and the action plan) The two men, who are also developmentally disabled, were with the care organization Mending Hearts at […]

Equality Federation Planning Demonstration in Hazard, Lawsuit Unlikely

The Kentucky Equality Federal will move forward with a demonstration tomorrow in Hazard, even though they’ve largely made peace with city officials. The demonstration stems from an alleged act of discrimination last week. A city employee told two gay men, who are also developmentally disabled, to leave the public pool, reportedly because they were gay. […]

Alleged Discrimination at Hazard Pool Sparks Investigation

Several parties are investigating an alleged act of discrimination in Hazard, Kentucky. The two men, who also have developmental disabilities, say they were told to leave the public pool in the Hazard Pavilion because they were a couple. Others, however, say the two were making public displays of affection, which aren’t allowed at all in […]

New Poet Laureate Always Encouraging Others to Write

Nations and states often bestow the title of poet laureate onto venerated writers and Kentucky is no different. The commonwealth created the position in 1926 and those named to the post are expected to promote the literary arts and lead the state in literary activities. While Gurney Norman was just appointed to the position in […]