On the road to Shreveport today, I could not stop but think that history is being made in Louisiana this week! The Shreveport City Council will be voting this Tuesday, December 10th for the Shreveport Fairness ordinance. This ordinance would protect LGBT people from discrimination at work, when they’re buying or renting a home, and in public accommodations like hotels and libraries. This comes after years of partnership between PACE and Forum for Equality working on the expansion of human rights in Shreveport, especially the joint Be Fair Shreveport project.
If you live in the Shreveport area, there are many ways to show your support:
▪ Attend the vote at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 3:00PM, on the 1st floor Chamber of Government Plaza, 505 Travis St. Please wear a white shirt.
▪ Take Action! Tell the Shreveport City Council you support the Fairness Ordinance by sending them an email.
▪ Sign this online letter of support that will be presented to the City Council in advance of the vote.
If you live outside of Shreveport, there are still ways to support the effort:
▪ Share this to your friends and family, the more people this message reaches the more support we gain!
▪ Change your Cover Photo to #BEFAIRSHREVEPORT picture above.
▪ Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.
No one should have to live in fear that they can lose their job, be evicted from their apartment, or denied a service simply because of who they are or who they love. Please share this with your family and friends, and ask them for their support as well.
Following the vote, come join us at the bistro of the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport, the site of PACE’s annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. We don’t know what time the vote will take place, but the bistro bar opens at 4:30 pm.
Following that, we will head to the Korner Lounge, located on 800 Louisiana Ave.
Executive Director, Forum for Equality