PACEY Fundraiser — Monday, 18 February 2019

The Port Grill will be hosting a fundraiser for PACEY (PACE’s social support group for LGBTQA high school to college age individuals) on Monday (18 February 2019) from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

More details about this fund-raiser can be found here (Facebook event link).

PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality) is a nonpartisan organization that works to advance equality in Northwest Louisiana so that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community can lead open, honest, responsible, and safe lives at home and in the workplace.

PACEY provides a safe and affirming environment for peer-to-peer social interaction and support for LGBTQA youth and young adults in our community.


New Shreveport PFLAG Meeting Schedule (effective 10 January 2019)

Starting on 10 January 2019, Shreveport PFLAG will have our regular  monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursdays of each month — 7:00 PM on the LSU-Shreveport campus.

We will be meeting in Room 115 of the Business-Education Building (click here for a campus map).

We are only having one meeting per month and will not be meeting on 4th Thursdays of each month (we’re just meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month for 2019 and beyond).

LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault and Family Violence Support Group

At our most recent Shreveport – Bossier City PFLAG meeting, we heard Ashley Fillinggim (sexual assault advocate – Project Celebration, Inc) speak about the available community resources for victims and survivors of sexual assault in our community.

Ashley mentioned that Project Celebration sponsors an LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault and Family Violence Support Group.  This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM.  For more information on this support group, please contact Project Celebration at 318-227-7900.

PFLAG Southern Regional Conference (29 September 2018)

This information comes from Sharon Salih (Newsletter Editor — PFLAG Fort Worth TX):

Below are links for the program brochure and the registration form for the Southern Region PFLAG Conference on 29 September 2018 taking place at Celebration Community Church (908 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth TX 76104).

This is a great opportunity to participate in a regional conference, the first one ever to be held in Fort Worth. Don’t wait to sign up.


PACE Pride in the Park this Saturday (28 April 2018)


PACE’s Pride in the Park Family Picnic this Saturday (28 April 2018) with live music from the Hollow Decks, food trucks, a bounce house, vendors and more!!!

Shreveport LA  (24 April 2018) — Last year PACE moved its annual pride picnic to April to avoid the summer heat and it was such a great success that we are making the move permanent!! Everyone is invited to join us as we proudly celebrate the lives of Northwest Louisiana’s LGBTQ community at our annual family-friendly “Pride in the Park” picnic at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport LA on Saturday (28 April 2018) from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, with a free yoga class preceding the picnic at 10:00 AM.

The fifth annual PACE Pride in the Park will have food trucks on hand, various community booths to visit, vendors, and much more! There will be fun for the whole family with a story time booth, a bounce house, and a face painting vendor on site. The Ice Queen from Never Ending Stories, LLC, will be walking around throughout the park passing out coloring sheets, taking pictures, and making new friends.

Food trucks include: Ono’s Traditional Hawaiian Cuisine, Happy Belly’s Italian Ice Factory, Dat’s Nacho Truck, Music to Your Mouth Food Truck, Shiver Shack Shaved Ice, Rib Tip Express, and Hot Dog Hut. Beer and wine will be for sale by the Korner Lounge. PACE koozies also for sale!!!

There will be LIVE music from a Shreveport favorite, The Hollow Decks! The Hollow Decks play all the nostalgic hits from the ‘90s, from Alternative, Grunge, Pop, R&B, and everything in between. The Hollow Decks – All ‘90s All the Time!

Come early at 10 am for FREE yoga with James Osborne from Breathe Yoga. Make sure to bring your yoga mat and comfy clothes!

See our Pride in the Park event on Facebook or on our website.

For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to or find us on Facebook.


Contact information

Nicole McFarland, Social Chair
(318) 415-9802

Submitted by

Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director
(318) 393-6556

New Shreveport PFLAG Meeting Schedule (effective 8 February 2018)

Starting on 8 February 2018, Shreveport PFLAG will have our regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month — 7:00 PM on the LSU-Shreveport campus.

We will be meeting in Room 115 of the Business-Education Building (click here for a campus map).

We are no longer meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month.