By Anthony Riley

In the wake of recent events on campus concerning the LGBT community–particularly those of the trans community–the U of L chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) held an LGBT-focused town hall Wednesday evening in the Bingham Humanities Building.

Students shared stories about their experiences as an LGBT+ person, and the discussion then turned to recent events both on and off campus, and what students would like to see the university do to protect the LGBT+ community.

The Kentucky legislature overrode Governor Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 150 Wednesday afternoon, which prevents Kentucky minors under the age of 18 from receiving any sort of gender-affirming care, and limits instruction of LGBT history in public schools, among other things.

Students expressed concerns over UofL’s status as a public institution funded by state money and how the university plans to continue its claims to equality and inclusion.

Photos By Anthony Riley//The Louisville Cardinal