Ernesto Scorsone

Title

Ernesto Scorsone

Description

Ernesto Scorsone is a lawyer, politician, and judge from Kentucky. At the time of this interview he is serving as Fayette Circuit Court Judge. In this interview he discusses his personal background, his coming out experience, and the places in Kentucky where he felt welcome and those where he felt unwelcome. He talks about his early interest in politics, running for office, and his experience as an out gay man in politics. He talks about his involvement in passing LGBTQ-related legislation, as well as healthcare and education legislation.

Subject

Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Gay community
Gay men--Identity.
Sexual minorities--Identity.
Gay men--Relations with heterosexuals
Gays--Identity.
Gays--United States--Social conditions.
Homosexuality--Social aspects.
Sexual orientation.
Kentucky--Politics and government
Politicians--Kentucky
Law and legislation
Discrimination.
Gay men--Legal status, laws, etc.
Educational law and legislation--Kentucky
Healthcare law and legislation--Kentucky
Gay rights--United States.
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
Homosexuality--Law and legislation--United States.
Gay couples--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh764_lgbtq007

Interviewer

Lance Poston

Interviewee

Ernesto Scorsone

Interview Keyword

Legislature
Anti-discrimination protection
Bullying legislation
AIDS legislation
Hate crime legislation
Domestic violence legislation
Healthcare legislation
Education legislation

Sort Priority

0008

Files

Ernesto Scorsone.PNG


Citation

“Ernesto Scorsone,” OutSouth: LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, accessed August 18, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/outsouth/items/show/7.