Kentucky Guardian™ – “Kentucky’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex News™
Obligation to the Absolute Truth
Democracy depends on citizens having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Contributors and journalists on United We Stand does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but it can–and must–pursue it in a practical sense. This “absolute truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts. Kentucky Guardian will then try to convey a fair and reliable account of their meaning, valid for now, subject to further investigation. Kentucky Guardian is as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information; however, Kentucky Guardian is Kentucky’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex News Magazine; as such, we support equality and fairness for all.
The news media are the common carriers of public discussion, and this responsibility forms a basis for our special privileges. This discussion serves society best when it is informed by facts rather than prejudice and supposition. It also should strive to fairly represent the varied viewpoints and interests in society, and to place them in context rather than highlight only the conflicting fringes of debate. Accuracy and truthfulness require that as framers of the public discussion we not neglect the points of common ground where problem solving occurs.
™ and © Kentucky Guardian. Kentucky Guardian is our trademark name in the news and blogging community related to gay and lesbian news, events, and issues.
Kentucky Guardian™ is owned by a variety of people. Kentucky Guardian™ was originally called United We Stand™, the name of Kentucky Equality Federation’s Official Blog. Kentucky Equality Federation released the name to an independent group of authors to report gay, lesbian, trans, and intersex news in Kentucky after they decided to discontinue their official blog.
However, after disagreement [with Kentucky Equality Federation about editorial content] in addition to an original agreement with Kentucky Equality Federation with using the name United We Stand™ in the area of printed or online media, we chose the name Kentucky Guardian™.
In addition, Kentucky Equality Federation elected to resurrect their official blog, currently located at http://blog.kyequality.org.