Monthly Archives: April 2011

Letter from the Chair of Forum For Equality Louisiana, John Hill

Welcome to the Forum For Equality Louisiana.¬†We are glad you are here, reading about us, and we hope after you do, that you will join with us in fighting for equality. The Forum is not a gay organization, but rather … Continue reading

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Forum For Equality Louisiana Plans for Busy Legislative Session

By Kenny Tucker, Acting Vice-Chair and Deputy Political Director, Forum For Equality Louisiana With the 2011 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature set to begin April 25, Forum For Equality Louisiana is planning an aggressive equality campaign focusing on the … Continue reading

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Forum Tackles Tobacco – Smoking Rates Among LGBT Still High

A literature review of thirteen peer-reviewed studies measuring tobacco use in the LGBT community found LGBT people smoke at much higher rates than the general population, from 38-59% higher among LGBT youth and 11-50% higher among LGBT adults. To address … Continue reading

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A Family’s Loss and a Loss for Louisiana

by Mary Griggs The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that a Louisiana registrar’s refusal to put two fathers name on the birth certificate for their adoptive child does not violate the child’s right to equal protection under … Continue reading

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