Asked about protesters during his evening briefing today, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded with the kind of thoughtful care and calm that continue to earn the trust of Kentuckians. He urged protesters to wear masks and practice social distancing during rallies, saying, “I just want to make sure people are safe going through this and everybody matters, everybody counts, and let’s make sure everybody is still here to disagree even after this is done.” And then Beshear went on to utter words that made so many of us proud to call ourselves Kentuckians tonight: “Now, I do not think it’s ok to be waving Confederate flags during a rally. I guess you can do that. It’s your right of free speech. But it’s really wrong and it sends a message of hate… And I believe in a Kentucky that includes everyone and respects everyone.” We, too, believe in a Kentucky where everyone counts, where Black Lives Matter, and where folks celebrate life, not hate. There were many different celebrations in Lexington last weekend as the season of graduations carries on. Some included homemade baklawa and slow-moving car parades. #TogetherKY #TeamKentucky #BlackLivesMatter

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.