Teaching and performing at the KBHC since 2003 has been a fun diversion from my university position for a number of reasons.
I've returned to the KBHC as the best way to become a better player and to fantasize about what my life would have been like if I had been more talented in music.
Phil Paeltz, Member of the Board of Directors, Cormont Music, KBHC participant 2002-2013
Pedreira, who is a lesbian, was hired to be a family counselor by KBHC that year.
Six months later, Pedreira was summarily handed a pink slip after KBHC officials saw a photo of her and her partner taking part in an AIDS walk.
Suddenly, the issue of homosexuality became very important to KBHC.
Fortunately, Pedreira said she didn't go through this experience with KBHC to let that happen.
Since KBHC fired her, she has become the human face for more than one civil rights campaign.
In 2000, Americans United, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a lawsuit against KBHC and the state of Kentucky, with Pedreira as the lead plaintiff.
He ruled that Americans United and the ACLU could proceed with their claim that government funding of KBHC
violates the separation of church and state, as the facility may be found to be "pervasively sectarian.
Co-workers at the KBHC happened to see the photo at the state fair and reported their discovery to Jack Cox, Pedreira's supervisor and the agency's program director.
23, 1998, after refusing to resign or accept a demotion, Pedreira was fired by the KBHC on the grounds that her sexual orientation was in conflict with the religious identity of the facility.