Back in June, I had the great honor of being asked to cover the 25th anniversary celebration of the Fairness Campaign for Modern Louisville magazine. The publication itself is relatively new and focuses on LGBTQ issues.
For the Fairness Campaign to have been around for 25 years is nothing short of amazing. Long before the Supreme Court ruled that love won, they’ve been fighting the good fight for equality in a southern city. That’s obviously not the easiest sell in the world. It still isn’t as any visit to Rowan County can attest. However, you can’t ignore the power of what they’ve done and the effect they’ve had on the discussion.
You can and should pick up the magazine. It will do a couple of things. It will show that you support local publications which is near and dear to my heart, and it will show just how far our city has come in the struggle for equality. I don’t mean that fight is over because it’s not. But there is progress.
Jen Staub, Attica Scott, Carol Kraemer, Shameka Parrish-Night, Keith Farah – deVries, Sonja Farah – deVries, Dawn Wilson, Carla F. Wallace and T. Gonzales.
Carla Wallace, Lisa Osanka, Teresa Lajara and Arelene Grullon.
Shane Less and Billie Free.
Lisa Gunterman, Dr. Kaila Story, Becky Roehrig and Jaison Gardner.
Antonia Lindauer and Tim Holman.
Dennis and Lynn Hartman.
Tom Jones, Angela Hagen, Roe Squire and Phillip Morgan.
Elizabeth Jent and Tim Holz.
The presentation portion of the evening.
Mike Croghan and Bob Ferland.
Kristen Massingill and Maggie Johnson.
Dancing to the music of Yer Girlfriend.
Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner.
Mike Mattingly and Chris Hartman.
Henry Brousseau and Jamie McClard.
Sam Marcusson and K. A. Owens.
Holly Knight and Adam Hall.
Mark Baridon and Axel Nava-Sanchez.
Diane Moten and Frances Black.
Andrew Stone and Shannon Porter.
Deb Hatfield with Brandy and Jessica Chamberlain.
Pam Newman and Ciel Bates.
Jeff Been, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and Eric Graninger.
Cynthia and Dottie Dare with Ann Ellerkamp and Lisa Aug.