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.
Ann Ellerkamp and Lisa Aug.
Tom Jones, Angela Hagen, Roe Squire and Phillip Morgan.
Dancing to the music of Yer Girlfriend.
Carla Wallace, Lisa Osanka, Teresa Lajara and Arelene Grullon.
Lisa Gunterman, Dr. Kaila Story, Becky Roehrig and Jaison Gardner.
Mike Mattingly and Chris Hartman.
Adam Schuartz and Roman Melendez.
Elizabeth Scott and Shelton McElroy.
Mike Croghan and Bob Ferland.
Pam Newman and Ciel Bates.
Mark Baridon and Axel Nava-Sanchez.
Cynthia and Dottie Dare with Ann Ellerkamp and Lisa Aug.
Sam Marcusson and K. A. Owens.
Elizabeth Jent and Tim Holz.
Deb Hatfield with Brandy and Jessica Chamberlain.
Dennis and Lynn Hartman.
Jeff Been, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell and Eric Graninger.
Shane Less and Billie Free.
The presentation portion of the evening.
Kristen Massingill and Maggie Johnson.
Nicole Luddington and Shonta Gibbs.
Carolyn Fust and Patricia Van Houten.
Antonia Lindauer and Tim Holman.
Henry Brousseau and Jamie McClard.
Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner.
Diane Moten and Frances Black.
Andrew Stone and Shannon Porter.
Jen Staub, Attica Scott, Carol Kraemer, Shameka Parrish-Night, Keith Farah – deVries, Sonja Farah – deVries, Dawn Wilson, Carla F. Wallace and T. Gonzales.