Fairness Campaign Praises Federal Extension of LGBT Protections

Louisville Fairness Campaign leaders are praising a landmark decision by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which ruled that discrimination based on gender identity qualifies as sex discrimination under existing federal law. The decision is being heralded as a “sea change” by gay rights advocates and came about as part of a resolution to a […]

Fairness Campaign Joins Protest Against Neo-Nazi Group

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is joining other social justice organizations to protest a rally by a neo-Nazi group planned for Frankfort this weekend. The National Socialist Movement has obtained permits to march on the state Capitol on Saturday to rally against illegal immigration. The hate group is the largest neo-Nazi organization in the country, promoting […]

Fairness, Black Gay Pride Plan “Procott” at Tryangles Bar Friday (AUDIO)

Leaders with the Louisville Fairness Campaign and Kentuckiana Gay Black Pride Association have changed their protest of a local bar into what they’re calling a “procott.” Last week, businessman Michael Flatt, who owns a gay bar in downtown Louisville, posted a picture to his Facebook page that compared President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee. The […]

Yarmuth Commemorates Fairness Campaign’s 20th Anniversary

Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., paid tribute to the Louisville Fairness Campaign and recognized its 20th anniversary. Yarmuth celebrated the gay rights group for launching the social justice movement that eventually led to the passage of the Fairness ordinance, which bars discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals […]

Fairness PAC Endorses Beshear for Re-Election

In the race for Kentucky governor, the Louisville Fairness Campaign’s political arm endorsed Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear for re-election Wednesday. C-FAIR joined the Kentucky Fairness Alliance’s political action committee in supporting Beshear, spotlighting that the governor supports domestic partner benefits at public universities and reinstated an executive order that extends employment protection to state employees […]

Fairness Campaign Spotlights Discharge of Transgender Soldier

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is drawing attention to the exclusion of gender identity from the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and a soldier who was discharged for being transgender. In September, the Obama administration repealed 18-year-old policy, which barred gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens from serving openly. However, it did not include […]

Fairness Leader Believes Gay Marriage “Inevitable” in Kentucky

Gay rights advocates celebrated the vote by the New York state legislature that legalized same-sex marriage, but one local activist hopes it means change in Kentucky. The controversial bill cleared the Republican-controlled state Senate in the Empire State after heavy lobbying by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who courted affluent GOP donors for support. The new […]

Pride Festival Celebrates Victories, but Challenges Remain

Chris Hartman is standing on a rainbow float being pulled by a white Chevy Tahoe. Pulling the megaphone up to his mouth, he yells to the thousands gathered for the Kentuckiana Pride Parade. “Friends, give it up for elected officials who voted for Fairness!” yelled Hartman, standing next to those who voted for anti-discrimination legislation […]

Berea City Council Considering Fairness Law

Members of the Berea City Council will hold a public forum Tuesday to consider amending a local ordinance that would extend civil rights protections to residents based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. In Kentucky, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington have those laws on the books and gay rights groups have tried unsuccessfully to […]

Vigil To Mark Stonewall Riots Anniversary

Louisville’s Fairness Campaign will hold a vigil tonight to mark the 40th anniversary of the New York Stonewall riots. Campaign director Chris Hartman says the uprising against a police raid at the city’s Stonewall Inn marked a defining moment in the struggle for gay rights. “A group of African-American, Latino, and white lesbian, gay and […]