Our People

Kentucky Equality Federation Executive-Level Leadership

At the Kentucky Equality Federation, our people are the difference.

I pray that one day we will live on a planet where no one will condemned because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, self-expression, gender, the color of their skin, nor any other label or characteristic used to separate or place judgment on innocent people by society. - Jordan Palmer

Jordan Palmer

Jordan Palmer, CHA, CP, JD

Founder and President

William Harold Taylor

William H. Taylor

Vice President, Southern Kentucky

Damon Westerfield

Damon Westerfield

Director of Operations

The Kentucky Equality Federation Mission:

Kentucky Equality
Kentucky Equality Federation - ILGA - United Nations

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.

The end of discrimination is not simply the elimination of flagrant abuses, rather it is the ability of a person to fully exercise their Kentucky human rights to the same full extent enjoyed by their peers, without fear of retribution, aspersion, or harm, be that harm political or social.

We assist and act as public advocates for people who have been bullied, discriminated against, or victimized in addition to assisting them with legal remedies. When the laws have not caught up to the moral needs of society, we will seek their modification, pursuant to the creation of a just society.

Kentucky Equality Federation fights for:

  • Bully-Free Schools across Kentucky
  • Gender-Neutral Marriage (marriage equality)
  • Equal Ballot-Access and Voting Rights
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI+) Equality in Kentucky (the Kentucky lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex civil rights movement)
  • Every other measure necessary to leave future generations with a legacy of justice and freedom.