Tag Archives: Baton Rouge

Pride in Louisiana

June is LGBT Pride month. We are excited for the many events that are taking place around our state the next two weeks to celebrate our community. Join in on the fun! Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Pride – Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality comes to Louisiana

If you had told me even back in 2013 when the Windsor decision came out that the Supreme Court would uphold a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in all fifty states barely 2 years later, I would have been very … Continue reading

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How do Louisiana cities measure up?

Today the Human Rights Campaign released their third annual Municipal Equality Index and highlights four metro areas in Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Jefferson Parish, New Orleans and Shreveport. I appreciate the diligent work, time and energy that HRC put into creating … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge votes against Fairness Ordinance

Last month, business, faith and community leaders stood for equality in the packed chambers of the Baton Rouge Metro Council. They testified on the importance of inclusion, diversity and human dignity. But despite those leaders’ efforts and overwhelming public support … Continue reading

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Morris Welch Testimony Before Baton Rouge Metro Council

Here is the text of Morris Welch’s testimony yesterday before the Baton Rouge Metro Council regarding the resolution to urge the legislature to repeal the unconstitutional sections of the “Crimes Against Nature” laws. My name is Morris Welch.  I have … Continue reading

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HRC’s New Municipal Equality Index Details the State of LGBT Equality in Two Louisiana Cities

First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens WASHINGTON — A new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week

The Forum For Equality will be joining with a number of other organizations for a celebration of Trans Awareness Week in New Orleans. We will be kicking off the week with a showing of the film Two Spirits. TWO SPIRITS … Continue reading

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