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.

LGBT Sensitivity — An Introduction (26 June 2017)

The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) in Shreveport LA will be offering “LGBT Sensitivity – An Introduction” with Mr. Guy Robison.

The OBVAMC Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Program will be offering this education and training opportunity.

OBVAMC employees can earn 1 hour of free CEU for their continuing education requirements.

  • LOCATION: OBVAMC Education Center, Room 2W62/2W63
  • DATE: Monday, 26 June 2017
  • TIME: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This presentation will be offered twice:

  • SESSION 1: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • SESSION 2: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

A downloadable flyer for this event is available here.

LGBT Military and Veterans Focus Group — Next Meeting 8 July 2017

All lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) active duty service members and veterans are invited to attend.

Active duty military and veterans will be in charge of this focus group.

Meeting time and location:

For more information please contact Dr. Karmen Gadsden (318-221-8411, Ext 5917).

The LGBT Military Focus Group is sponsored by the Overton Brooks Veterans Administration LGBT program.

The group is open to all LGBT veterans, active duty military members, and their allies.

A downloadable flyer for this meeting is available here.

LGBT Military and Veterans Focus Group — First Meeting 10 June 2017

LGBTVeteransThis is a follow-up to our earlier announcement (“LGBT Veterans Group Starting in June 2017“).

The first meeting for this focus group for LGBT active-duty military and veterans will happen on Saturday (10 June 2017) at 1:00 PM.

The meeting will be hosted by All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA 71106).

This meeting is sponsored by our local Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital — Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

LGBT Veterans Group Starting in June 2017

LGBTVeteransOur local VA hospital (Overton Brooks VA Medical Center) in Shreveport is launching a LGBT (lesbian – gay – bisexual – transgender) focus group during the month of June 2017.

If you or someone you know can be helped by this LGBT veterans focus group (active duty military or veteran), please contact us by email.

We will forward your info request and the VA staff representative for this group will let you know more about the new group.

We will have more details soon (meeting times, location, etc) coming from the VA hospital staff.