This is far from Consuming Louisville’s normal areas of coverage but it’s terribly important not to let things like this pass by unnoticed.
In this the month of gay pride and legalized gay marriage in California it’s almost good to be reminded that gays are still hated and discriminated against. It’s good that we don’t let ourselves be too optimistic about the state of the world. Of course it’s not like we could really forget.
This was sent to me by a friend I trust so I feel comfortable sharing it with you all.
I have a friend that is looking for a place to rent, so I’ve been keeping
my eyes open for her. Well, imagine my surprise as I’m strolling the
neighborhood this morning and come across what I snapped in my pics.
I’ve of course, passed it along to an investigative reporter, and am
going to contact some other peeps during regular office hours tomorrow.
(though I now type this from my office on a Sunday).
location was on Cherokee Road. The number to call was on another sign
in the yard. The Jefferson County Sheriff does list an owner. Whether
the owner put up the signage or has a property manager, and whether the
“NO GAYS” was added by them, I have no idea. It’s wrong, regardless of
If you own rental property on Cherokee Road and hate the gays you’re in the wrong neighborhood in the wrong city. And also? You really, really suck.
I’m not sure what the right course of action is here to counter this discrimination from a legal and community standpoint so I’ll be trying to check in with the Fairness Campaign a little later today for some guidance in that direction.