Southern Pride is our monthly column exploring and celebrating LGBTQ culture in Southern cities. This month we're heading to the Bluegrass State to check out the scene in Lexington.
Situated in the middle of the state’s bluegrass region, Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO) Pride Center Coordinator Carmen Wampler-Collins and her wife moved to the area to raise their family. She says that people don’t always realize how progressive the town is. “There are a tremendous amount of resources for the LGBTQ community here, and it’s really safe,” says Wampler-Collins. “I’ve raised both of my kids here and there’s a lot of support in schools … I think almost every high school in Fayette County has a gay/straight alliance.”