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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.

Amid bar raids and the Red Scare, gay men in New Orleans established a vibrant culture. Read about the city's first first gay krewe in an excerpt from the new book Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans.

January 11 2018 5:31 AM

The CNN anchor was adored by social media for letting loose on national television.

January 01 2018 12:46 PM

New Orleans is a decadent location to spend Halloween.

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Yes, some extremists are once again blaming us for a natural disaster.

August 31 2017 2:46 PM

The creator of a new musical about New Orleans's UpStairs Lounge fire says gay tragedies too easily fade from our collective memory.

June 06 2017 6:26 AM

Both were in Louisiana, and they bring this year's total to seven.

March 02 2017 10:16 PM

Chyna Doll Dupree is the fifth reported trans homicide victim of 2017.

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