“Lexington Fairness presented the 8th annual Fairness Awards at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington Friday night. The organization honored six community leaders and one local business who expressed their commitment to progressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality and fairness. The awards included the Ally for Fairness Award, Jennifer Crossen Out for Fairness Award, Jonathan Barker Fairness Leadership Award and the Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award. This year a new award titled the Lexington Fairness Business Impact Awardwas presented. The event featured entertainmentfrom comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, and musical performances from Safia Hudson, from Universal Studios Orlando.
State Representative Kelly Flood received the Ernesto Scorsone Political Leadership Award, for her leadership at the state legislative level on behalf of fairness and equality for all Kentuckians. She has been an active sponsor of a statewide fairness ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.”