Posts By Angelina Leger
Memorial Day weekend is, first and foremost, about remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It honors the many sacrifices of those who served and who are currently serving. It lifts up families and friends who have lost loved ones to combat and in the line of duty. It recognizes the best our nation had and has to offer.
Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that will engage hundreds of organizations and mobilize thousands of people on a single day across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community. It is a chance for LGBTQ groups large and small, to work across the wide range of issues and activities that matter to the LGBTQ community from sports to policy change, families to the arts. It is a chance for members of the LGBTQ community and our many allies to stand up and show our support for our community together on one day. It is a chance to make history, we hope you’ll join us!
The consequences of staying in the closet
BY HEMI FRIRES
“I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.”
– Oscar Wilde
LGBT rights have been improving for years now. In many Western cultures, homosexuality is no longer illegal and is becoming more socially acceptable. In some cases, equality at various levels is well on its way. Even many traditionally conservative organizations, such as the U.S. military, are allowing openly gay personnel to serve. Yet we continue to see and hear about many instances of people choosing to remain in the closet and keeping their identity hidden.
With a rich culture, strong military heritage, and one of the most popular carnival celebrations, New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. From the flamboyant nightlife, world-famous chefs, and great music to the historical attractions, European architecture, and mosaic culture, New Orleans is a definite must on this year’s travel itinerary.