New Orleans

News from within the borders of New Orleans and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in New Orleans, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.
New Orleans Police: Trans Woman Penny Proud Was Killed in a Robbery

New Orleans Police: Trans Woman Penny Proud Was Killed in a Robbery

As police have been investigating Penny Proud's murder, a national conversation about violence and journalistic standards concerning trans victims has been renewed.

New Orleans Sees Fifth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in U.S. in 2015

New Orleans Sees Fifth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in U.S. This Year

Tuesday morning's murder of Penny Proud has trans advocates outraged about the year's particularly deadly start for trans women of color.

How I Got My Mojo Back After a Trip to N'awlins

How I Got My Mojo Back After a Trip to N'awlins

A return to New Orleans arouses long-buried desires.

Remembering the Worst Mass Killing of LGBT People in U.S. History
June 05 2014 7:55 PM ET

Remembering The U.S.'s Largest Killing of LGBT People

Forty years ago, dozens of people were trapped inside a New Orleans gay bar as it burned down. Now a new book, two films, an art installation, and a musical revisit the tragedy.

Private Law Firm Focusing on LGBT Issues Opens in New Orleans

WATCH: Private Law Firm Focusing on LGBT Issues Opens in New Orleans

Two gay lawyers have opened the first private law firm in Louisiana to focus its services on LGBT clients.

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