Human Rights Watch Releases Report Echoing BreakOUT! Member Stories

"Police went through my purse and called me a 'thing' and asked what I needed all those condoms for..." -transgender woman in New Orleans, excerpted from "In Harm's Way" Report Further Proves Need for Policing Reforms, Tackles Other Major Public Health Crises On Wednesday, the international organization, Human Rights Watch, will release a 57-page report, [...]

By |2020-05-20T17:58:28-05:00December 11th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Human Rights Watch Releases Report Echoing BreakOUT! Member Stories

BreakOUT! Responds to HRC’s 2013 Municipal Equality Index

Making the Grade: Equality for Who? by Derwin Wilright, Jr. For LGBTQ youth of color in New Orleans, it seems that we might have missed a community memo.  Big Gay Inc. came to town and we didn’t receive an invite to the party. Every year, the Human Rights Campaign releases their Municipal Equality Index, [...]

By |2020-05-20T17:56:15-05:00November 27th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on BreakOUT! Responds to HRC’s 2013 Municipal Equality Index

BreakOUT! Contributes to Report on Police Profiling to UN Human Rights Committee

From the Rights Working Group: The Rights Working Group has submitted a shadow report, "The Persistence of Discriminatory Profiling Based on Race, Ethnicity, Religion, National Origin, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the United States," to the United Nations' Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. This report was created through the collaboration of many member [...]

By |2020-05-20T17:52:44-05:00September 17th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on BreakOUT! Contributes to Report on Police Profiling to UN Human Rights Committee

BreakOUT! in City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wesley Ware c:  (504) 473-2651 info@youthbreakout.org TESTIMONY FROM BLACK TRANSGENDER YOUTH SHARED AT CITY COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSED LGBTQ POLICE POLICY NOPD AGREES TO MEET WITH LGBTQ YOUTH BEFORE ADOPTING POLICY BreakOUT!, an organization dedicated to ending the criminalization of lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth presented at the New [...]

By |2020-05-20T17:47:14-05:00October 26th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on BreakOUT! in City Council

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