MOREHEAD, Ky. — Square in the middle of embattled Rowan County is this college town in the Appalachian foothills — home to Morehead State University, a population that swells by 10,000 with the start of each school year, and an active LGBT community.
Beyond the city limits, nearly two-thirds of the county is protected wilderness inside the Daniel Boone National Forest. Small, tightknit communities carry on an Appalachian tradition that has largely resisted change for decades, including followers of the Apostolic Christian faith. For years, gay members of the university community and Apostolic Christians have tip-toed around each other.
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