TOPS New Orleans Division is headed up by Dr. Joy Spaulding, in New Orleans, LA (504) 339-6569
Our mission is to train, house, place, inspire, encourage and enlighten the needy, the homeless, the youth, the ex-offenders, and the homeless. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita & Ike, New Orleans has been left weary and anxious. The problems, far surpass the media and the government's assessment. The rug was snatch out from under the Gulf Coast, but the residents of New Orleans got reamed. Whites, blacks, latinos, asians, males, females, gays, straights, children, adults, elderly, visitors or locals were left to die.
Seven years later, much has been rectified, but much has been left unrestored or resolved such as the levees or the needs of the people. We have, again, become the murder capital, 50% of the residents (refugees) that have been displaced can't return to the city, have lost everything they own, are devoid of friends, relatives, and community. Those who have returned are struggling, and they are fearful of what horror comes next and leaves them again wading in the waters !
Open your heart and help! The need is great. Many just want their lives back. Whatever you give will assist. Clothing, food, money, and services are needed. Send whatever amount you can thru the link below, and give good , innocent people a chance.. Thanks.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
8:30 - 10pm
Crescent City Kings wishes you a hot Hanukkah and a triple X-mas!
The Crescent City Kings submit, for your approval, our Holiday show featuring a number of oddly dressed, yet terribly festive acts that are sure to entertain you right to your mistletoes!
We will have appendages in boxes! We shall bust thieving Santas! And, who knows? Maybe we'll even have a dancing girl or two!
We also promise that the jokes will be better-thought out than any above mentioned holiday puns!
801 Bourbon Pub
Come out and support Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this wonderful organization. Come help us support an organization that is always there to support our community. We hope to see you there.
Saturday, December 12
THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER PROUDLY PRESENTS
Good Friends 15th Annual Christmas Gala
Metropolitan Community Church of Monroe
Reminder that Metropolitan Community Church of Monroe will hold services on Sunday, Dec. 13th @ 5:00 p.m. here at GO CARE. Please join us!
GO CARE 2915 Desiard Monroe LA 71201
"You Don't Have To Be Straight To Be Straight With God"
CHARLENE AND LINDA’S ON THE COAST
Forum For Equality and Tobacco-Free Living
A Very Naughty Holiday Carnival
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
No Cover / Free Carnival Games
Play to Win Prizes
Food and Drinks Available for Purchase
Dalton's Bar, 244 Lafayette, Baton Rouge
The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies is working with a new nationwide project called *RISE*, creating the NOLA young peoples leadership alliance around issues of sexual and reproductive health and justice!
Metairie's premier show of Gender Illusion featuring,
December 16 starting at 9:30
The New Orleans Craft Mafia presents
NEW ORLEANS FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR & THEIR LEGACY
Make the Yuletide Gay with Revision
Ben Lerman at Le Chat Noir
Tuesday, December 22 from 7-9pm
715 Saint Charles Avenue, NOLA
NYC ukulele comedian Ben Lerman just back with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Armed with just wee ukulele, alarmingly powerful voice and twisted point of view, Ben made his off-Broadway debut in September at NYC's Ars Nova Theater. Now, Ben's heading to New Orleans for one night at the beautiful cabaret space, Le Chat Noir, to play a concert of his hilariously wrong-headed songs.
We are looking for volunteers and interns to work on events and projects throughout the Fall. Beyond our outreach and chapter development program we want to get people involved in projects on aging in the LGBT community, safe schools, Transgender Rights and reaching out to our allies in both the religious community and in communities of color.
Civil rights not up for a vote:
A letter to the editor
December 07, 2009, 1:50AM
Re: "Marriage not in Constitution," Your Opinions, Nov. 27.
In defending the recent vote in Maine where voters repealed gay marriage, Susan Griffin states that "the laws and rules we live by are what the majority of the people want." I would like to point out that when the rights being voted on involve a minority group's civil rights, then the ballot box is not the "sacrosanct" or the appropriate procedure.
There are many examples throughout U.S. history of civil rights being trampled on by voters. Those rights then went through the legislative or judicial process to become law. Some examples are when women got the right to vote and to own and inherit property, when desegregation occurred and when African-Americans and white people were allowed to legally marry.
The vast majority of voters at those times in history would have voted against those civil rights. These are just a few examples of why a group's civil rights should not be left up to the ballot box.
Do you have an upcoming event or an LGBT-friendly organization that you'd like to promote?
Trinity Episcopal Church