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Gay rights groups organize in north Louisiana

More good news in the Red State of Louisiana. Every little bit helps, especially when it happens at the local level. (KATC2-TV):

Two gay rights groups are organizing in Shreveport. One group is called North Louisiana Concerned Citizens for Equality, the other is the Gay Straight Alliance. Their members say they’re optimistic about their potential impact.

Lawyer Casey Simpson wants North Louisiana Concerned Citizens to influence changes in local attitudes. That group met for the first time last month. Simpson wants it to be a resource for people interested in issues that affect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.

The Gay Straight Alliance was founded by LSU-Shreveport senior Kim Lewis. She believes the student group will make positive contributions to life on and off campus. Its goals include organizing gay-friendly events on campus, serving as a resource for gay students and mounting an AIDS awareness campaign within local high schools.

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