In celebration of our 2 year anniversary, we made this timeline to reflect back on 2 years of movement building, community organizing, and victories fighting the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans, LA!

Also, enjoy this poem written by a BreakOUT! member for our 2 year anniversary:

Two years ago, a group of youth got together to make a change!

“We Deserve Better!,” our campaign within range.

So we gathered together, with every letter of the queer alphabet-

L-G-B-T-Q-I–Q-A…well, you get it.

And we decided that BreakOUT! was born!

So we battled the Mayor, the Chief, the NOPD,

And let them know that this change must happen immediately!

So we protested, convened, and spoke out!

And declare equality every time we shout!

BreakOUT! is here to stay,

We’re proud & ready to pave the way.