The Shreveport City Council just passed the all inclusive “Fairness Ordinance” that protects all residents from any form of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This ordinance had bipartisan support from the City Council, was strongly supported by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce, and had a strong endorsement from The Shreveport Times. As part of a State Equality Fund grant from the Tides Foundation and the Gill Foundation, the “Be Fair Shreveport” campaign was a joint project between Forum for Equality and PACE. Today, the passage of the Fairness Ordinance is an amazing culmination of these efforts.
Tonight we celebrate! So if you are in the Shreveport area, please join us at the Bistro of the Robinson Film Center, the site of PACE’s yearly Gay & Lesbian Film Festival located at 617 Texas St., a short walking distance from Government Plaza. After that, we will head over to the Korner Lounge at 800 Louisiana Ave.