The Kentucky Fairness Alliance seeks to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through leadership development, public education and by encouraging participation in the democratic process. We work in Kentucky's cities and rural areas to develop leaders and local chapters that plan and implement strategies for change in their own communities, making us an organization that is building a fair Kentucky from the ground up.
In implementing its mission, Kentucky Fairness Alliance adheres to the following principles:
The politics of inclusion – We believe that it is impossible to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in a world that is racist, sexist, and classist. This means that while our primary focus is on issues of sexual orientation, we have equal concern for oppression faced by all disenfranchised people.
Creating systematic change – We believe that our work must focus on building a broad base of support for issues of social justice that includes, but is not limited to, issues important to our community. This means that long term change is of greater significance than any single issue, campaign, or candidate and our educational and political efforts will reflect that priority.
Respect for all people – We will treat all members of our community with the same dignity and respect that we demand from the non-gay community.
A movement of people – Our strength comes from the members we represent and the alliances we build with other progressive groups, individuals and organizations. We will approach our work by representing the interests of our members and will not engage in back room politics or power brokering that compromises these principles.
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.