The Kentucky Fairness Alliance is an education and advocacy network dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Kentuckians.
Founded in 1993 to battle legislation to criminalize sodomy, the Kentucky Fairness Alliance has been instrumental in defeating over 98% of all bills and amendments in Frankfort targeting LGBT people for discrimination. Our commitment to local organizing helped our chapters pass city- and county-wide Fairness ordinances in Lexington, Covington, and Henderson.
We have emerged from the 2004 election, our most serious challenge to date, primed to take our commitment to change to the next level. With thousands of new Fair-minded Kentuckians from the "No on the Amendment" campaign now on our radar, we will become a driving force in Kentucky policymaking.
The Kentucky Fairness Alliance seeks equality for all people through education and advocacy.
Raising the visibility of LGBT people and our allies means we must educate a variety of publics through a variety of channels.
We issue press releases and build relationships with news outlets all around Kentucky
We publish e-mail alerts and an online newsletter to provide supporters up-to-date information on our work toward building the Fair Kentucky we envision.
We conduct meetings with elected official and help them see the real people whose lives their decisions affect.
We host trainings, forums, and conferences to increase the pool of local leaders who will energize and mobilize their home communities.
Passing a statewide Fairness law means a focused effort to persuade Kentucky's General Assembly that Fairness is a Kentucky value.
We host Fairness Days of lobbying, bringing Fair-minded Kentuckians to Frankfort to meet with their elected officials at the Capitol.
We encourage telephone and one-click advocacy, to allow every Kentuckian the chance to be heard on the issues.
We facilitate in-district and recess lobbying, during which voters can meet their elected officials without coming to Frankfort.
These efforts have long proven highly effective at defeating discriminatory legislation. We hope to take them to the next level in stepping up the pressure for a statewide Fairness law.
See a breakdown of our 2006 expenditures (login required).
Join the Kentucky Fairness Alliance online community and keep informed about proposed legislation that affects LGBT Kentuckians. You'll also get the chance to contact elected officials and weigh in on the issues.
Join other citizen lobbyists for advocacy in your hometown and in Frankfort.
Join or create a local chapter of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance and start organizing in your corner of Kentucky.
The Ampersand symbolizes the solidarity we are building through Friends & Family, and suggests the inclusiveness we are working toward. It reflects the idea that no one individual, legislator, organization, or city can carry all the water for equality. Our success lies in our solidarity.