News and Updates

No 15 July 2017 PFLAG Meeting — Next Meeting on 19 August 2017

We will not have our regularly scheduled (3rd Saturday of the month) Shreveport PFLAG meeting on 15 July 2017.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, 19 August 2017, at 10:00 AM.


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.

Equality Texarkana

EqualityTexarkanaFor anyone looking for LGBT resources in our region, here is a new organization —Equality Texarkana.

From their web site:

We are a new public charitable non-profit organization that was formed to serve and empower the local LGBT community as well as other under-served and discriminated communities in the greater Texarkana area.

We will be adding to this site often so please check back with us soon!

For questions about donations, volunteering, or any other questions or comments you may have, please email us at

PACE moves pride picnic to April — Pride in the Park family picnic 8 April 2017

For Immediate Release
PACE moves its pride picnic to April: Pride in the Park family picnic, 8 April 2017

Shreveport LA — 17 March 2017 — PACE is moving its annual pride picnic this year to avoid the summer heat!!  Everyone is invited to join us as we proudly celebrate the lives of Northwest Louisiana’s LGBT community at our annual family-friendly “Pride in the Park” picnic at Betty Virginia Park on Saturday, 8 April 2017, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Bring a picnic lunch or cash to purchase food from Jester’s Catering.  Beer will be available for purchase from The Korner Lounge (cash only).  Water will be provided.  Local nonprofits and businesses will have tables at the picnic, and there are five festive fun events planned:  Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Themed T-Shirt Contest, Easter Themed Best Basket Contest, Drag Race, and dress your pet in their best Pride or Easter finery for the Doggy Style Show.

See our Pride in the Park event on Facebook.


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 at


Contact information
Allen Phelps, Social Chair
(701) 500-0227

Submitted by
Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director