Gender equity

Kentucky’s largest city giving away free period products

BY: - October 13, 2023

LOUISVILLE – Eighteen of Louisville’s health department and Metro Hall public-facing bathrooms just got period products dispensers thanks to an investment of around a $1,000 from the city’s Office of Women.  The free products are part of a pilot program that city leaders said Friday is a step toward health equity and also a worthwhile […]

Louisville students lobby legislature to exempt period products from state sales tax

BY: - February 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — Jessica Gross has had to leave school because she started her period and didn’t have menstrual products with her.  “It’s a panic situation,” said Louisville’s Gross, 16, who is a student at Mercy Academy. “It’s not the embarrassment of being on your period. It’s the way that people around you see it.”  That’s […]