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Look at you, Louisiana!

What a momentous day for the City of New Orleans, and the great State of Louisiana! As New Orleans continues to celebrate its Tricentennial, we mark a new page in history with the first female mayor of one of nation’s … Continue reading

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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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FORUM FOR EQUALITY APPLAUDS ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND ITS OUTGOING PRESIDENT

On Tuesday, the Orleans Parish School Board considered and unanimously passed a tough new amendment to the school system’s anti-bullying policy, a ban on teaching creationism and intelligent design in science classes, and a ban on revisionist history books for … 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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New Orleans Human Rights Ordinance 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tonight, PFLAG-New Orleans and Forum For Equality sponsored a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the New Orleans Human Rights Ordinance. Before the Human Rights Ordinance was passed, LGBT citizens were frequently fired from their jobs just … Continue reading

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