New Orleans police sport ‘Pride Edition Badges’ for festival

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ABOVE: NOPD Pride Edition Badge. (Photo courtesy NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) | The police department of New Orleans authorized a minor uniform change for an annual festival of gay culture in the French Quarter.

A department news release says that some officers will be sporting “Pride Edition Badges” during Southern Decadence, which began Aug. 29 and runs through the Labor Day weekend.

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New Orleans mayor to create city task force on LGBTQ issues

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ABOVE: New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell. Image from mayor Cantrell’s Facebook page.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Issues affecting LGBTQ people, particularly ones that disproportionately affect those of color, will be a focus of a task force the mayor of New Orleans said she will create.

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