Fairness Awards presented to gay-equality advocates

June 20, 2014 

Jack Conway, a Democratic candidate for governor, is fundraising for his 2015 race.

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Lexington Fairness presented its seventh annual Fairness Awards on Friday night at the Grand Reserve events space. The organization honored six community leaders for their commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and fairness.

Recipients are: state Attorney General Jack Conway, Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award; AIDS activist Leslie Beatty, Ally for Fairness Award; philanthropist and businessman Brandl Skirvin, and former Eastern Kentucky University professor Doug Burnham and his sister, Belinda Tarpley-Sottung, Jonathan Barker Fairness Leadership Award; and artist Bob Morgan, Jennifer Crossen Out for Fairness Award.

Recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by the public and selected by a committee of volunteer leaders from LGBT community organizations.

The Fairness Awards came a week before the Lexington Pride Festival, which will be June 28 in downtown Lexington.

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