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COMMUNIT Y

PRIDE With A Cost!!!

By Chad Hundley 2015 Lexington Pride Festival Chair

A

s a volunteer for many years

we do not need to continue the education,

for the LGBTQ… community

awareness and services to the public

here in Lexington and Kentucky, I have

that we provide because of progression.

seen the cost it takes for us to be free to

That could not be more wrong! Our

show the public who we are and how we

organizations more than ever, need to

deserve equality. With many states now

be fighting harder than ever to continue

recognizing same sex marriages, we

to support, educate and bring awareness

still have so much work to do besides

to the public in order to not have our

marriage equality. We still need a variety

society do a U-turn.

of laws passed such as: adoption, hospital

I know this is not a happy go lucky

visitation, transgender Aprotection and

article as most of these will be, but

most importantly a statewide fairness

we need your help! The GLSO is the

law to protect every Kentuckian in the

come with a high cost. Our non-profit organizations are continuously running out of money because people think that

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expand our festival and our programs

contributes at least $5 a month to the non-profit organization that presents

GLSO. If you do this, you will not only

the Lexington Pride Festival to over

be helping the Lexington pride Festival

20,000 individuals across the region. It

but you will also be acknowledged as

is with the support from donations and

a GLSO Donor on our website so that

contributions that the GLSO has been

everyone can see how PROUD you

able to provide many services to our

really are! I also invite you to visit

community for over 37 years!

the GLSO Pride Center located at 389

If you are saying, “Oh No, This is a

Waller Ave, Suite #100 in Lexington

Cry for Money!” I will say you are right!

if you haven’t. I look forward to see

With the Holiday season here, what a

each and every one of you soon. And,

better time to give back to the community

Remember, PRIDE does come with a

who allows everyone to express who

Cost!

they are. If you cannot give a little bit 12

With everyone’s contributions we can

goal from this article is that everyone

refuse providing their services to us

just a short time, BUT all of this has

the other great organizations in the area.

when they need help with a problem. My

housing, and companies being able to

Yes, we have come a long way in

to volunteer if not for the GLSO, one of

our center as a safe haven to come to

fired from a job, kicked out of their

or even printing companies.

tax deductible) please give of your time

that we offer to so many people that use

Commonwealth from being able to be

through restaurants, department stores

of money to the GLSO (all of which is

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LinQ November 2014, Vol. 36, No. 11  

LinQ is the only monthly magazine that focuses on Kentucky LGBT issues.

LinQ November 2014, Vol. 36, No. 11  

LinQ is the only monthly magazine that focuses on Kentucky LGBT issues.

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