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The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is no stranger to violence. From the police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that set off riots and helped touch off the modern gay-rights movement to the murder of Matthew Shepard to near-epidemic levels of violence against transgender women, the community has been marked by flashes of trauma. After the massacre at a gay club in Orlando, Fla. And sometimes those sanctuaries have come under siege. Thirty-two people died when a fire swept through the UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar in the French Quarter, on June 24,
I was a few blocks from Union Station when a congressman walked by and gave the reporters I was standing with a big, floppy wave hello. But the message was as clear as it was unsettling for a year-old struggling with his own sexual identity: There were plenty of gay people in Washington, even at the highest levels of government. But instead of being widely accepted, they were usually whispered about derisively, suspect characters to be mocked and maligned. Today, having moved here 10 months ago after six and a half years of living in Manhattan, I hardly recognize that closeted, often intolerant Washington I first glimpsed as a year-old. I now live in the gayest place in America.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Louisiana , and same-sex marriage has been recognized in the state since June as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. In September , two courts, one federal and one state, produced contradictory rulings on the constitutionality of the state's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples. The U. Supreme Court resolved that conflict when it ruled such bans unconstitutional in Obergefell v.