The ACLU of Kentucky has been an ally from the very beginning of the LGBT rights movement in KY, working towards a society in which all individuals enjoy the basic rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. This means an America where people can live openly without discrimination; where there is respect for our identities, relationships and families; and where there’s fair treatment in employment, schools, housing, public places, health care and government programs.

Our primary focus is to win passage of legislation that extends protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity within the Kentucky Civil Rights statute. In building a foundation for this legislation to pass we are aiding communities in enacting local non-discrimination ordinances, assisting universities and cities in authorizing domestic partner benefits, and developing legislative strategy around LGBT adoption, transgender rights, anti-bullying efforts and other areas as appropriate


If you’d like to work to protect and expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in Kentucky contact us at

Community Resources are available from our LGBT Rights Allies