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Report: Shreveport becoming more LGBT-friendly

November 13, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization says Shreveport is growing more inclusive.

The Times reports (http://bit.ly/1wpf3jQ ) that The Human Rights Campaign gave Shreveport 47 of 100 points, up from 16 last year.

The group rated Baton Rouge at 22, Metairie at 15 and New Orleans at 83.

Adrienne Crichter is political director of People Acting for Change and Equality in northwest Louisiana. She says Shreveport’s higher score is largely because it expanded its fairness ordinance to the private sector and is creating a human rights commission.

The ordinance makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because that person is homosexual, bisexual or transgender.

The Human Rights Campaign rated 353 U.S. cities across the United States.

Thirty-eight cities got scores of 100. The average was 59.


Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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