This interview series aims to understand the perspectives of LGBTQ+ community members in relation to local government in a small rural town in Kentucky. The purpose is to ascertain the correlation between the LGBTQ+ community's level of feeling accepted and the efforts and attitudes of non-LGBTQ+ officials. In total, six LGBTQ+ individuals were interviewed, and two elected government officials. Themes found within the interview series include reputation, safety, mental health, urgent change, blindness, and lack of responsibility.
Semester/Year of Award
Dr. Alison Buck
Mentor Department Affiliation
Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
Open Access Thesis
IRB Approval Number (if applicable)
Kinsman, Caroline A., "LGBTQ+ in a Rural Kentucky Town" (2023). Honors Theses. 968.