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People hold signs and flags during the “All out for Palestine” rally on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, outside of the Robert F. Stephens Circuit Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Demonstrators gather at “All out for Palestine” rally held in downtown Lexington

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor October 17, 2023

Editors Note: Some attendees wished to remain anonymous for their safety. Therefore, the Kentucky Kernel withheld all names published with the following images. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered...

Kayla Walker, left, and Molly Godbey kiss during an anti-LGBTQ demonstration outside White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Anti-LGBTQ evangelists spark controversy on campus

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter March 9, 2023

Two evangelists, who declined to give their names, attracted large crowds to the lawn by White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, March 8.  They held a sign that read “HOMO SEX IS SIN” on one...

Students watch as Donzella Lee gives a speech during the Kentucky Fairness Rally on Feb. 15, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Demonstrators gather for Kentucky Fairness Rally to lobby against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Samuel Colmar, Staff Photojournalist February 28, 2023

Demonstrators gathered at the Kentucky State Capitol for the Kentucky Fairness Rally on Feb. 15 to lobby against recently proposed legislation targeting the LGBTQ+ community. The legislation includes...

Kentuckians gather for the We Love Voting Rights Lobby Day and Rally on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, in the Kentucky State Capitol rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

‘We cannot be done.’ Kentucky community members rally for voting rights at state Capitol

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter February 15, 2023

Members of the commonwealth gathered for the "We Love Voting Rights" Lobby Day and Rally in the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol building on Tuesday, Feb. 14.  Shouting voices echoed through the hallways...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth to host voting rights rally

Amy Oakley, Reporter February 13, 2023

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and the Kentucky Voting Rights Coalition will host a “We Love Voting Rights” rally at the Kentucky Capitol building on Feb. 14.  The rally will be held in...

Freshman architecture major Emily Hernandez-Pachon holds a sign during a rally for sexual and reproductive justice hosted by College Democrats at UK on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, outside of Whitehall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kendall Staton | Kentucky Kernel

College Democrats host on-campus rally

Nate Lucas, Reporter October 13, 2022

The UK College Democrats hosted a rally for reproductive rights and the LGBTQ+ community on Oct. 6 outside Whitehall Classroom Building. The event culminated into a march at 2 p.m., during which around...

Demonstrators hold a banner outside White Hall Classroom Building during a rally organized by United Campus Workers of Kentucky on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Union holds rally on UK campus, demands wage and healthcare reform

Karley Keen April 20, 2022

United Campus Workers of Kentucky (UCW) rallied across UK’s campus in support of graduate student workers Wednesday afternoon. The march ended in a petition with over 600 signatures being delivered to...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Campus workers union rally held at Kentucky State Capitol

Kendall Staton March 3, 2022

United Campus Workers for Kentucky hosted the Rally for Truth and Fairness at the Capitol Annex Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Feb. 23. UCWK advocates for better treatment of essential workers and...

Campus march a step towards solidarity with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Vendela Norris April 30, 2021

The day before Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month began, a crowd gathered at the William T. Young Library to stand in solidarity with AAPI in against Asian hate.The crowd, made up of UK...

Participants fill out cards during the Artivism For Autism event held by LPD Accountability on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Courthouse Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Artivism rally a show of support for teen whom police hit with cruiser

Natalie Parks April 18, 2021

Local organizations are continuing to push for justice for Liam Long, a 19-year-old Lexington resident whom Officer Nicolas Gray, a six-year veteran in Lexington’s police force, hit with a cruiser while...

A pair of demonstrators holds signs during a rally to condemn violence against Asian Americans on Saturday, March 27, 2021, outside Robert Stephens Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rallies condemn violence against Asian Americans, proclaim ‘we belong here’

Natalie Parks April 1, 2021

A gray sky and bitter wind set the tone for a day of mourning and remembrance on Saturday in Lexington, as hundreds of people gathered for rallies condemning rising violence against Asian Americans.Dozens...

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When pragmatic support becomes passionate

Luke Schlake October 29, 2020

It was a fantastic turnout. On my way from Cincinnati to Louisville yesterday, I witnessed nearly 100 cars, complete with billowing MAGA flags and political decals, streaming down the highway in a show...

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