Author Archives: Forum For Equality

About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.

See you at the annual meeting!

Come join Forum for Equality for our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting. We will be electing our board members and discussing what we have been working on this past year as well as what is on the horizon. There will be … Continue reading

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Proud of You

2019 is whizzing by, but Pride month is a time to stop and reflect on why we do what we do. It’s easy to get caught up in the work we do and forget why we’re here. Our mission, at … Continue reading

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Double Your Pride!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. We have come so far from Marsha Johnson throwing that first brick, and shattering many of the closets that have confined us. We hope that you have been honoring Pride … Continue reading

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#HonorThemWithAction

Today marks the anniversary of a traumatic and painful day for LGBTQ folks. Three years ago, a gunman entered Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opened fire within the walls of a safe space for the LGBTQ community. In doing … Continue reading

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We can STILL be fired in Louisiana

Earlier this session, Rep. Joe Bouie introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-Discrimination Act (LENDA). This important legislation (HB 302) would have included employment protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Unfortunately, the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted … Continue reading

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FFE Executive Director’s Remarks on LENDA

  Sarah Jane Guidry, Forum for Equality’s Executive Director, testified before the House Labor and Industrial Relations committee in support of HB 3012 – the Louisiana Employment Non-discrimination Act. Here are her remarks: Thank you Representatives for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Session Has Begun

The 2019 Legislative Session has begun. Let’s get started! Rep. Joseph Bouie, Jr. has introduced the Louisiana Employment Non-discrimination Act (LENDA – HB 302) to the House of Representatives. LENDA seeks to update current employment nondiscrimination laws with protections for the LGBTQ community … Continue reading

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