Kevin, the Gay Llama Farmer, Needs Your Support

Two posts in one day! I don’t think that has ever happened. But, when I found out this happened to someone from my neck of the woods, I knew I had to pass this along.

KevinFrom Buzzfeed:

Kevin worked as a public school teacher for fifteen years before retiring to run his farm full-time. A few years ago, he went back to work as the director of a day care center in Ashland, Kentucky. After being mocked and teased by co-workers and superiors at work, some of whom constantly referred to him as “twinkle toes”, the center forced him to resign in spite of his spotless record.

He sued for wrongful termination and, though the judge agreed that he had been treated unfairly, there is no Kentucky state law regarding anti-gay discrimination at the workplace.

More than a year later, Kevin is still out of work, exhausted, and behind on bills and legal fees. He continues to work on the animal sanctuary he runs on his 18-acre property. LLA-Nanny Farms is home to llamas, cats, dogs, chickens, donkeys and pigs. Many of the animals, especially the 30+ dogs, came to Kevin as strays.

When Kevin spoke to BuzzFeed, he said his main concern was that, due to his financial problems, he wouldn’t be able to feed all of his animals. He has never sold any of them, not even his prize-winning llamas. Now, though, he worries that he may be running out of options.”

 

There is a way you can help! If you feel inclined to donate, you can do it here. If you can’t afford to donate, you can send an encouraging word to Kevin via his Facebook page. Be sure to pass this along to everyone you know. Let’s show Kevin and his llamas some love!

 

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