Bearonce Bear pushes drag boundaries, looks to become 2019 National Bearded Queen

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“Bitch, your look is everything right now.”

That’s what San Franciscan drag queen Pollo Del Mar said on a late 2011 night as she watched up-and-coming drag queen Bearonce Bear get ready to go out to the club she regularly performed at on her night off. However, something was very different from her usual look that night.

Bearonce didn’t shave her beard.

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Kentucky Baptist Convention cuts ties with churches

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) | The Kentucky Baptist Convention has cut ties with more than 12 churches that showed support for an organization that lifted a ban this year on hiring LGBTQ employees.

The Courier-Journal reports the Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention voted Nov. 13 to end its relationship with churches that also made financial contributions to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which formed after conservative leaders gained national control of the Southern Baptists.

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Charges dropped against gay rights activists arrested for silent protest

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutors dismissed charges Oct. 8 against three gay rights activists arrested this summer for standing silently in matching orange T-shirts in protest of an event at the Kentucky State Fair.

Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign in Louisville, was among those arrested in August while demonstrating at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Country Ham Breakfast, which draws many of the state’s political heavyweights. The Fairness Campaign and the American Civil Liberties Union have protested the event for years in opposition to the insurance company’s political arm, which opposes same-sex marriage and lobbies for other conservative causes.

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National embarrassment: Orlando-based hate group Liberty Counsel lies about Kim Davis rally

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis’ lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

The crowd erupted.

It wasn’t true.

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Southern Baptist theologian criticizes reparative therapy, but still says homosexuality is a sin

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Southern Baptist theologian on Oct. 5 spoke out against psychological counseling aimed at turning gay people straight, saying homosexuality cannot be turned off like a switch. Instead, he said, the “sin” of being attracted to a person of the same sex can be changed by turning to the Bible’s teachings.

The Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said so-called conversion or reparative therapy doesn’t carry the redemptive power of prayer.

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Kentucky Baptists kick out gay-friendly church

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Baptists on Nov. 11 chose to sever ties with a Louisville church that is open to performing same-sex marriages.

Baptist leaders from around the state gathering in Bowling Green for the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s annual meeting voted overwhelmingly to end their longstanding relationship with Crescent Hill Baptist Church. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Jason Crosby, has said the church is open to performing same-sex marriages and ordaining gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual members.

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Parents, community appeal transgender bathroom policy at Kentucky high school

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A group of parents and community members have appealed a decision by a Louisville high school to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identities.

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