Clergy Voice Opposition to Anti-Trans Bill & Succeed

July 22, 2021

“Cynical and frivolous” is how a letter to Louisiana State Legislature signed by nearly 100 bishops and clergy of various faith traditions describes Senate Bill 156. SB 156 would bar transgender students from competing in sports outside of their assigned gender at birth. Clergy representing 12 faith traditions in 24 cities across Louisiana delivered a […]


The Four Anti-Trans Bills Filed by the Louisiana Legislature This Session Will Not Become Law

June 23, 2021

On Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed SB 156, by Senator Beth Mizell, which would have barred transgender girls and women from joining sports teams that match their gender identity. Edwards called the proposal discrimination and a “solution in search of a problem that does not exist in Louisiana.”  Beth Mizell, who sponsored the legislation, […]


Celebrate Pride Month By Supporting These 9 Louisiana LGBTQ+ Organizations

June 11, 2021

Pride Month is full of parties, parades, and lots of glitter. Behind the colorful celebrations is a purpose though: to raise awareness about the issues the LGBTQ+ community has overcome and continues to face.  You can show your support for the LGBTQ+ community in a way that’s a little more constructive than donning rainbow gear […]


LA Senator Barrow Advocates for Women With Legislation, but Lets Down Transgender Women With Vote

May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee approved legislation SB 156 that will restrict transgender youth from participating in public school athletics, by forbidding them from participating on the sports teams that matches their gender identity.  State Senator Beth Mizell has defended the bill, which she authored, by saying its purpose is not to attack […]


A Louisiana Senator Filed a Bill That Will Make It Harder for Trans Youth to Get Medical Care

March 31, 2021

On March 30th, 2021 Senator Mike Fesi filed Senate Bill 104 which will force transgender and gender non-conforming people under the age of 18 to get permission from their parents before they can get gender-based medical or mental health care.  Transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who don’t have parents that support their identity will be unable […]


New Trump Administration Rule Would Kick Transgender People Out of Shelters

July 2, 2020

The Trump Administration has announced a proposed rule changed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that could force transgender individuals out of shelters and into the streets.  According to the Center for American Progress, the proposed HUD change would gut the Equal Access Rule, which “explicitly protects transgender people from discrimination in […]


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