The Forgotten Tragedy: Before Pulse, there was the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans

In New Orleans’ French Quarter, countless people walk the intersection of Iberville Street and Chartres Street, perhaps to grab a drink at The Jimani, a bite at the Backspace Bar & Kitchen, or breakfast at Daisy Dukes. But look down, and a bronze plaque is embedded in the brick sidewalk, one with a flame and … Continue reading The Forgotten Tragedy: Before Pulse, there was the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans

LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee – State Sanctioned Homophobia

For many people, their memories of their college years are filled with football games, parties, and cramming for exams. For others, it’s horrific flashbacks of being stalked on campus, hours of interrogation, and questioning if everyone they interacted with was an investigator. For students and teachers at some of the top universities in the state, … Continue reading LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee – State Sanctioned Homophobia