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Kentucky this Saturday: Protest Anti-LGBT Discrimination at Local Pool

The Kentucky Equality Federation (KEF) is protesting the ejection of two gay men from The Pavilion, a city-owned rec center in Hazard, KY. Earlier this week, a Pavilion employee approached the two men and asked them to leave the facilities. When representatives with Mending Hearts, a group that works with those who have developmental and intellectual disabilities and had organized the outing to the rec center, protested, The Pavilion employee said gay people were not allowed to swim there. He added that he could eject the men because he was doing what was “in the Bible.”

KEF is calling for the reassignment or termination of The Pavilion employee – who has not apologized for his actions. KEF President Jordan Palmer: "This is completely outrageous, The Pavilion is owned by the City of Hazard and paid for by our tax dollars.”

KEF’s peaceful protest will take place at The Pavilion this Saturday at 2pm. To RSVP and learn more, visit:

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