News and Updates

VA Hospital Pride Event (Wednesday, 27 June 2018 // 11 AM – 1 PM)

A 2018 LGBT Pride celebration event will be happening at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center this coming Wednesday (27 June 2018) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


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.

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.