Kentucky Equality Federation is the largest all-volunteer grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) civil rights and advocacy alliance for social and political equality in the Commonwealth. We lead efforts for equality and fairness at the state level. Kentucky Equality Federation is a diverse organization consisting of several corporations and groups with a common cause for fairness, Peace, Liberty, and Equality for All.
Kentucky Equality Federation – Public Advocate Service
Led by an Administration, supervised by a Board of Directors, and composed of an Alliance of different organizations, with Ambassadors of Goodwill around the United States, the Kentucky Equality Federation acts as the public advocate for victims of discrimination, hates crimes, and school bullying across the Commonwealth.
Kentucky Equality Federation believes all people are endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment free from oppression, discrimination, school bullying, and hate crimes regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other defining characteristic.
Many people and groups are victims of discrimination. Some are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity, race, gender, veteran status, or political identification (or lack thereof).
Discrimination takes many forms, and it is necessary that the victims of such treatment strive for a better world where all groups, orientations, identities, creeds, and political groups can achieve equality; we need your help to change this!
The emancipation of slaves, voting rights for women, and the civil rights movements were landmark victories for the cause of equality, but this struggle continues today……
We will remain ever vigilant against bureaucratic abuses of power, the evils of discriminatory legislation, and every other tool of oppressors, be they individuals, corporations, organizations, or governments.
We commit to the struggle for equal rights for all classes of people, groups, and organizations which share our values and call on all free and fair-minded people who share these values to join us in our common cause and welcome all who share our commitment to justice and equality.
History – Kentucky Gay Rights – LGBTI
Founded by Col. Jordan Palmer in 2004, the Kentucky Equality Federation’s history for gay rights (LGBTI) is historic for LGBTI Rights in Kentucky. Kentucky Equality Federation’s Col. Jordan Palmer pushed the first gay hate crime convictions in U.S. history. Kentucky Equality Federation under the orders of Col. Jordan Palmer, sued the Warren County Regional Jail for allowing a gay inmate to have his nose bitten off.
Col. Jordan Palmer, under the name of the Kentucky Equality Federation, sued the commonwealth and had Kentucky’s 2004 Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage struck down by a Kentucky Court of Justice Circuit Court Judge, four months before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The Kentucky Equality Federation represents the ILGA and the Earth Equality Alliance at the United Nations (NGO consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council).
NGO, (non-government organization) participation brings diverse voices and perspectives into a range of dialogues and negotiations. It plays a vital role in grounding discussions in the everyday realities of people around the world, and in widely communicating conclusions and decisions.
Each year, some 7,000 NGO representatives participate in intergovernmental events at the UN in New York.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council depend on non-government organizations (NGO) for expertise, reports, suggestions, and proposals by acknowledging the breadth of non-governmental organizations’ expertise and the capacity of non-governmental organizations to support the work of the United Nations. kentucky-equality-federation-gay-rights-LGBTI Kentucky-equality-federation-gay-rights-LGBTI Kentucky-equality-federation-gay-rights-LGBTI