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