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Keturah Herron celebrates Pride Month in Kentucky

June 26, 2024

“With several states passing bills targeting LGTBQ people, young people have seen a decline in their mental health.

“According to the 2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People, nearly 2 in 3 said that hearing about potential state or local laws banning people from discussing LGBTQ people at school made their mental health worse.

People need to see people like themselves. I know I represent that for a lot of folks …

“‘People need to see people like themselves. I know I represent that for a lot of folks, especially LGBTQ young people,’ Kentucky State Representative Keturah Herron [Leading with Conviction™ 2019] said. ‘I want to be in places so they can see somebody that looks like them, talk to them, and know that they belong here in our space, and they belong here in this community.’

“Rep. Herron joined the festivities at Mandala House continue to be voice for her community.

“‘Although we have gone very far, we’re still fighting daily,’ Rep. Herron said. ‘I am out here to let people know, and especially our young people, to know that they belong and their life matters and that we want them here in our community.’”

Read the full story at WHAS11.com.

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