The New Center Press Coverage

The New Center Press Coverage

Group hopes to promote change, provide resources for LGBT communities in New Orleans

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Sebastian Rey showed up at the doors of the LGBT Center of New Orleans when he was 13 years old. Feeling like he had nowhere to go, no place where he felt accepted, no one who understood him, the teenager knew he had finally found a home.

Now 29, Rey has been leading the center’s board for two years. And he and others are working to change the way members of the LGBT community — lesbians, gays bisexuals and transgender people — are treated in New Orleans.

Rey’s advocacy group hopes to promote that change and bring comfort to LGBT people throughout the metro area with a boost from a new website.

The center plans to launch its revamped online presence — — in January as a hub to provide resources, advocacy and referrals for those in LGBTcommunities throughout the city. Read More on

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