Tuesday is National Coming Out Day. On Thursday, Lexington’s gay community will host “Further Out: A Multimedia Celebration,” which will honor Kentucky’s diversity with an evening of music, theater, video, visual art and the release of the book, “Out: An Anthology of LGBTQIA Kentucky.” LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual (or ally).
The free event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. The event will feature the release and signing of the book; live music from Tab Caudill; paintings and photographs by local artists; a live production of “Queerology 101”; and the premier of the Queer Women Project, an original music video, produced by transgender activist Tuesday Meadows, that spotlights the strength, spirit and range of beauty within the lesbian, queer and transgender community.
Through “Further Out,” Lexington Fairness attempts to educate, enlighten and entertain by spotlighting sexual orientation and gender identification issues that are sometimes taboo and misunderstood.
For more information, contact Donna Ison at firstname.lastname@example.org.