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Author Topic: A first for LGB&T in Kentucky  (Read 1222 times)

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Offline woodshere

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A first for LGB&T in Kentucky
« on: October 02, 2007, 07:50:45 PM »
I just returned from a fundraiser for the democratic candidate running for governor of Kentucky.  It was sponsored by C-Fair which is the political wing of the Fairness Campaign whose primary purpose is to seek equality for the LGB&T community.  C-Fair endorsed Steve Beshear for Governor and for the first time ever a candidate for Governor sought the endorsement, publicizes the endorsement and attended the fundraiser which raised over $12,000. Not bad  considering there were only about 30 people in attendance.  Currently Beshear is ahead of the sitting Republican Governor by 20 points.

The previous democratic administration had a non discrimination policy for sexual orientation that was voided by an executive order of the current Republican Governor.  Beshear has promised to reinstate the policy as well as keep domestic partnership benefits for employees at state universities a university decision as opposed to a legislative decision as this Republican administration has sought to do.

Kentucky has a reputation for not being the most intelligent or progressive state, however, I am terribly pleased to spread this bit of news.  Will be even more pleased in 5 weeks when Beshear is elected.

"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline JohnOso

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Re: A first for LGB&T in Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 06:02:46 PM »

As a former resident of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky, this actually shocks me, LOL!

I remember when the Kentucky Supreme Court "legalized" sodomy, and being the little activist that I was, I wrote (handwrote, mind you) letters to each of the supportive justices.

I stuffed envelopes for mass mailings for the Fairness Campaign in their offices on Frankfort Avenue (still there?, i haven't a clue).

Also did demonstrations at the Board of Alderman HQ IIRC....heady days indeed.

Thanks for bringing back some good memories.     Keep up the good work.



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