THE REAL DEAL
Things You Should Know
About Larry Bagneris
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The Beginning

Larry Bagneris began his Civil Rights activities at the age of 16 as a student at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. He took part in pickets in front of Maison Blanche Department Store protesting the Jim Crow policies of the retail giant. He participated in sit-ins at Walgreen’s in Gentilly Woods and other New Orleans mainstays such as the Frosty Top on Canal Street and Woolworth’s..... more >>>

 

Civil and GLBT Rights

As an out gay man, Larry experienced homophobia during a raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969. It was perhaps this incident that altered his course in the Civil Rights movement from emphasis on the rights of racial minorities to that of the gay community. It was also during this time that Larry worked as a volunteer for the first Annual Women’s Conference in Houston, TX..... more >>>

 

Career and Accomplishments

Larry enjoyed a highly successful career in insurance and investments and is now the head of the Human Relations Commission. He is responsible for receiving and mediating complaints of discrimination in Housing, Public Accommodations, and Employment for the city of New Orleans, LA. Most recently Larry was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Conference for Gay and Lesbian Elected Officials. He secured New Orleans, LA as the meeting place for the International Conference..... more >>>