Citizens are not equal in Kentucky, equality is not the law of this land; LGBTI people are treated as second-class citizens. We are not protected under Kentucky law in employment, housing, accommodations, or credit and I submit to you that is the laws of this Commonwealth do not recognize and protect us as they do smokers, veteran status, age, sex, race, etc. then the laws of this Commonwealth should not apply to the LGBTI community either. >>>
Kentucky Equality Federation extends its partnership with StoryCorps to highlight the lack of equality in both Central and Southern Kentucky. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the United States Library of Congress. >>>
Although it might seem unbelievable 14 states in the United States of America still have laws on their books which criminalize anal sex between two consenting adults. Despite a US landmark ruling in 2003 (Lawrence -v- Texas) making these laws pointless as they cannot be constitutionally enforced the following 14 states continue to carry on with these sodomy laws.
A major US report says that the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people should be identified. The Institute of Medicine report says that government-funded health studies should routinely ask people their sexual orientation and gender identity, just as they already ask about race and ethnicity.
(Susan Donaldson James) - Jim Bruce was born with XY male chromosomes but ambiguous genitals. Doctors couldn't be sure if he had a large clitoris or a small penis and were convinced he could never live a "satisfactory life" as a man.