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Kentucky Equality Federation is a proud member of the International Lesbian and Gay Association.

 
Many people and groups are victims of discrimination. Some are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity, race, gender, veteran status, or political identification (or lack thereof).

Discrimination takes many forms, and it is necessary that the victims of such treatment strive for a better world where all groups, orientations, identities, creeds, and political groups can achieve equality; we need your help to change this; take the first step and join our mailing list!

The emancipation of slaves, voting rights for women, and the civil rights movements were landmark victories for the cause of equality, but this struggle continues today......

MISSION STATEMENT:

Kentucky Equality Federation believes all people are endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment free from oppression, discrimination, school bullying, and hate crimes regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other defining characteristic.   

The end of discrimination is not simply the elimination of flagrant abuses, rather it is the ability of a person to fully exercise their Kentucky human rights to the same full extent enjoyed by their peers, without fear of retribution, aspersion, or harm, be that harm political or social.   

We assist and act as public advocate for people who have been bullied, discriminated against, or victimized in addition to assisting them with legal remedies.  When the laws have not caught up to the moral needs of society, we will seek their modification, pursuant to the creation of a just society.  

Kentucky Equality Federation fights for:
  • Bully-Free Schools across Kentucky
  • Gender-Neutral Marriage (marriage equality)
  • Equal Ballot-Access and Voting Rights
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Equality in Kentucky (the Kentucky lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex civil rights movement)
  • Every other measure necessary to leave future generations with a legacy of justice and freedom.

We will remain ever vigilant against bureaucratic abuses of power, the evils of discriminatory legislation, and every other tool of oppressors, be they individuals, corporations, organizations, or governments.   

We commit to the struggle for equal rights for all classes of people, groups, and organizations which share our values and call on all free and fair-minded people who share these values to join us in our common cause, and welcome all who share our commitment to justice and equality. 

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
The corporations that make-up Kentucky Equality Federation are formal membership organizations. 

The acceptance of new members must be approved by unanimous vote of existing members ("Permanent and Official Membership") as defined in Article II of our Bylaws.   

Permanent and Official Membership have a say in the structure and priorities of the organizations. 

»  Permanent and Official Membership elect the Board of Directors and the President; they must also approve amendments to Bylaws. 

»  Permanent and Official Membership ensure the continuation of Kentucky Equality Federation; both the Board of Directors and the President serve at the pleasure of Permanent and Official Membership.
 
 
What people know as Kentucky Equality Federation is actually a name used to describe the efforts of two organizations:
 

Federation for Kentucky Equality, Inc. acts as public advocate for Kentucky's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex population.  Because of the Commonwealth's budget cuts, most Commonwealth's Attorneys and County Attorneys in Kentucky no longer have public advocates. 

We act as public advocate and spokesperson for Kentucky's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex citizens who have been discriminated against, bullied at educational or work facilities, or suffered a hate crime as define by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky or the United States of America.  

-->  Report discrimination, hate crimes, or school bullying to Kentucky Equality Federation's Discrimination, Hate Crimes, and School Bullying Committee.  We are here to serve you!  Check here to contact us!

 

Federation for Kentucky Equality, Inc. also educates the public about various issues related to discrimination, school or work bullying, and hate crimes around the Commonwealth. The Corporation shall promote Peace, Liberty, and Equality for all citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America.  Nothing within this statement shall prevent or prohibit the Corporation from participating in national or international events. 
 

Kentucky Equality Coalition, Inc. is a diverse organization with a common cause for Peace, Liberty, Equality, and Justice for All.  The Corporation shall educate the public about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues (“LGBTI”) in Kentucky, including the aforementioned community itself. 

  • The Corporation shall provide financial assistance to Kentucky's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex citizens in need for money for life saving medications, emergency shelter, emergency rent payments, emergency utility payments, and other items essential to a standardized way of life.  The Corporation shall define the term “emergency” by Resolution of the Board of Directors.  The Corporation may [at its sole discretion] allocate funds to open an emergency shelter to LGBTI people in need of such services. 

 

  • Kentucky Equality Coalition shall also focus on organizing community forums and legislative briefings, educating voters, creating and distributing educational materials and mobilizing activists.

 

  • Kentucky Equality Coalition shall initiate fundraising efforts for the aforementioned.