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By Melinda Deslatte | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Hoist a mug in celebration of Louisiana’s brews. That’s the latest tourist attraction that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is celebrating, introducing the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail to tout locally-made beers.
Sunday Sep 8, 2013
Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him.
Monday Sep 2, 2013
The symbol of gay pride is a rainbow but if the Southern Decadence festival that draws to a close on this Labor Day proves anything it is that the ubiquitous "pride flag" could easily be the color of money.
By Kevin McGill and Stacey Plaisance | Friday Aug 30, 2013
Thousands of visitors roll into New Orleans this week for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now being promoted by tourism officials as a honeymoon site for same-sex newlyweds.
By Melinda Deslatte | Monday Aug 12, 2013
The East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s use of an unconstitutional law to arrest men who weren’t doing anything illegal might not have happened if Louisiana lawmakers had stripped the statute from the state’s law books once it was thrown out.
Monday Jul 29, 2013
An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office task force has arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law invalidated in 2003 by the U.S. Supreme Court, a newspaper reported Sunday.
By Janet McConnaughey | Thursday Jul 11, 2013
Crews worked Wednesday to seal an old oil and gas well off the Louisiana coast that began leaking during work to plug it permanently.
Sunday Jul 7, 2013
A south Louisiana official says he’s drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property after hearing complaints about a gay pride flag being hoisted temporarily in a local park.
By Kevin McGill | Monday Jul 1, 2013
Legally married to her longtime partner in Canada in 2007, Kelly Bryson is talking about a second wedding - in the U.S. this time - after Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples.
By Mark Thompson | Thursday Jun 13, 2013
One of the top ten most-visited cities in the US, New Orleans was recently ranked second in the nation for gay friendliness. As our guide, Miss Jeanie, told us upon our return to the Crescent City, "You love New Orleans - and she’ll love you right back."
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