07/12/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
On 24 July, Fairness Over Louisville will be holding a fundraiser. The keynote speaker at this fundraiser will be MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer. Last year there was some controversy within the LGBT Community regarding what Ms Brewer said in the fallout over the marriage vote in Maine, but that was pushed back rather hard by people who know and have known Ms Brewer for some time. She is a strong ally to the LGBT Community.
The fundraiser will be atop the Frazier International History Museum, and there is a suggested contribution of twenty dollars. There will be thirty Fairness Campaign leaders and community allies there. Among the guests is Democratic mayoral candidate, Greg Fischer..
The group was founded in 2009 by Travis Lay and Ren Scheurman. Each year, the group hopes to celebrate the city of Louisville, KY from a different elevated location.
Via the press release:
As the evening’s featured guest, MSNBC’s Brewer, who has several family ties to Kentucky, will speak on the need for a statewide anti-discrimination Fairness law in the Commonwealth from a national news perspective. Brewer is known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and political stories, and is the host of MSNBC’s prime-time series “Caught on Camera.”
The full list of guests are:
Michael Aldridge, Brent Beard & Dr. Steve Lebder, Brian Buford, Scott Burchett & Travis Myles, Hunter & Shana Cassady, Khalilah Collins, Julia Crittendon, Rev. Aletha Fields & Rev. Y. Loni Floyd, Ernie Flores, Brad Hampton, Chris Hartman, Dennie Humphrey & The Monkey Wrench, Tim King & Kevin Noland, Carol Kraemer, Dr. Travis Lay & Ren Scheuerman, Sam Marcosson, David Mills & Tom Trudgeon, Stuart Perelmuter, Gil Reyes, Attica Scott, Dr. Kaila Story, John Tompkins, Jessica Underwood, Carla Wallace, Nick Wilkerson, Dawn Wilson, Sherry Yeager.
The Fairness Campaign is dedicated to extending fairness and equality to everyone. One of the issues that they are slowly tackling is the issue of marriage equality. They understand that they are going to have to take several steps in order to achieve that goal.
They are working to get the Fairness Law passed. “The Fairness Campaign is part of a statewide coalition aimed at the passage of a statewide Fairness law, protecting all Kentuckians from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations,” according to their site.