KENTUCKY — Pride month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. 

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community, in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

As a result, now many pride celebrations and awareness events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had around the world.

During this In Focus Kentucky segment, reporter Jonathon Gregg explains details about how the Fairness Campaign is celebrating its 31st anniversary in existence in Louisville, which includes currently advocating for a special historical marker which would be the first of its kind in the city. Our Jonathon Gregg has more from the Old Louisville neighborhood.

Also featured in this program, multi-media journalist Katie Forcade takes us to the streets for the Northern Kentucky Pride Festival and parade.

Last, in February of this year, Fischer Wells, a seventh-grade field hockey player at Westport Middle School in Louisville who is transgender, went before lawmakers to stop Senate Bill 83. That legislation bans transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams and it survived Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto earlier this year to become law. Our Erin Kelly caught up with the middle schooler to find out what’s next for her.

You can watch the full In Focus segment in the player above.