Kentucky Equality Association President Injured in a Car Accident

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Gay civil rights leader Jordan Palmer injured in a car accident.

Gay civil rights leader Jordan Palmer, founder and president of the Kentucky Equality Association was injured with multiple lacerations around 11:45 p.m. late Saturday night on Turfway Road after the car he was a passenger in was hit by a driver arrested on the scene for driving while intoxicated. Neither Palmer nor Robert Chapman from West Virginia, the driver of the car Palmer was in were drinking alcohol or under the influence. Florence police arrested the driver of the automobile who collided with them after he allegedly failed sobriety tests.

Palmer is still expected to attend a meeting at Boone County High School on Friday evening, a high school the Kentucky Equality Association is threatening to sue for dragging their feet on the formation of a student organized Gay-Straight Alliance.

Note to editors:

The Kentucky Equality Association currently has more than 5,000 members and supporters throughout the commonwealth (as of May 30, 2006). The Kentucky Equality Association has three authorized chapters operating in the Bluegrass, Jackson Purchase, Northern, and Southeastern Regions of Kentucky.

The Kentucky Equality Association’s Advisory Council determines the Association’s platform, candidate political ratings, and chapter management.

For additional information on the Kentucky Equality Association, visit


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