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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).
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
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.
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
- 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.
The corporations that make-up
Kentucky Equality Federation are formal membership
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.
and Official Membership have a say in the structure
and priorities of the organizations.
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
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!
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