Protest Planned Against Gay Bar Owner Who Compared Obama to Chimp

The Louisville Fairness Campaign is joining a group of African-American LGBT residents in protesting a gay bar owner who compared President Obama to a chimpanzee. Small businessman Michael Flatt owns Tryangles and Teddy Bears, two gay bars in the city. Last week, he posted a picture to his Facebook page that showed former President Ronald… Continue reading Protest Planned Against Gay Bar Owner Who Compared Obama to Chimp

Human Rights Commission Report Shows Racial Discrimination Complaints Most Prevalent

For the 51st year in a row, the Kentucky Human Rights Commission has heard more complaints about racial discrimination than any other issue. The commission handles cases of discrimination for any protected class in Kentucky. That includes race, gender, age, color, disability, familial status, national origin, religion and smoking status. The panel released its annual report… Continue reading Human Rights Commission Report Shows Racial Discrimination Complaints Most Prevalent

Williams Slams Beshear for Hindu Ceremony

Speaking to a crowd of supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams criticized Democratic Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday for participating in a Hindu religious ceremony ground blessing for an Indian-owned company. Last week, Beshear announced Flex Films was building a manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown that would create 250 jobs. He joined other community leaders in… Continue reading Williams Slams Beshear for Hindu Ceremony

GOP Group’s Ad Criticizes Beshear on LGBT Support

An outside political group is running a radio ad criticizing Governor Steve Beshear for once earning support from LGBT rights groups and for protecting state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ad was paid for by the Restoring America Campaign Committee, which is also running television ads blasting Beshear on a number of… Continue reading GOP Group’s Ad Criticizes Beshear on LGBT Support

CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker’s Opposition to Bullying Bill

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin. Earlier this year, state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, introduced a bill that would prohibit bullying because… Continue reading CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker’s Opposition to Bullying Bill

Holocaust Exhibit Coming To U of L

A traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Museum will make a stop at the University of Louisville later this month. It focuses on the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi regime, something that university LGBT services director Brian Buford says is often overlooked. We felt like it’s a piece of history that a lot of… Continue reading Holocaust Exhibit Coming To U of L

Fairness Group Says Berea Protections Would Not Be Costly

The group Bereans for Fairness has released a set of predictions about what would happen if the city banned discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. The Berea City Council is considering creating a human rights commission and tasking it with enforcing a fairness law. Berea would become the fourth Kentucky city to do… Continue reading Fairness Group Says Berea Protections Would Not Be Costly

Census Shows Same-Sex, Unmarried Couples Leading More Indiana Households

So-called traditional marriage has declined in Indiana, according to the 2010 Census. The survey shows a 61 percent increase in the number of households led by same-sex couples since 2000. There are now more than 16,000 LGBT couples living together and about one fourth of them are raising children. There was also a large gain… Continue reading Census Shows Same-Sex, Unmarried Couples Leading More Indiana Households

Fairness Campaign Director Confident Berea Will Pass Anti-Discrimination Law

The Berea, Kentucky City Council will meet tomorrow. No discussion of two pending anti-discrimination laws is on the agenda, but gay rights activists say the panel is moving closer to passing measures protecting LGBT residents. The Louisville Fairness Campaign has been instrumental in supporting an ordinance that would make it illegal to discriminate on the… Continue reading Fairness Campaign Director Confident Berea Will Pass Anti-Discrimination Law