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LGBTQ+ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier

The Shreveport-Bossier LGBTQ+ community is thriving.  From nightlife to church life, there are places where queer people can be themselves. 

The Korner Lounge (or “The Korner” as people call it) is one of the oldest continuously operating gay bars in the USA!  It opened in the late 1930s and is still hosting drag shows, drag bingo and parties.

Central Station is Shreveport’s largest LGBTQ+ venue / nightclub, and Bear’s is a great place to dance, drink and grab some good grub.

ShrevePride is an excellent resource for people thinking of moving here, and the organization puts on fun events like Field Gay, Q-Prom and Quest, a music and arts festival. Robinson Film Center is always proud to host the OUTnorthLa Film Festival presented by PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality).

Some family-friendly things to do include feeding the ducks at East Kings Highway Park, strolling the Shreveport and Bossier City farmers markets, or stopping to smell the roses at the American Rose Center. The Shreveport Aquarium and Sci-Port Discovery Center are delightful for kids and parents.

Shreveport-Bossier is a master of putting on festivals! Red River Revel is always a favorite because it celebrates art, artists, music and musicians. Plus, we know how to make the best festival food! Did someone say, “funnel cake?”

Needing to fill up your spiritual cup? All Souls Unitarian Church is a welcoming congregation along with Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal ChurchGrace Community Church and B’nai Zion Congregation are LGBTQ+ friendly. 


And hey, it’s Louisiana! We love our food. And you’ve got to eat! Here is a list of some places you’ll want to check out. Exploring our cuisine is definitely something to look forward to.

Hotels & Casinos

Come on over to Shreveport-Bossier! Here is a list of hotels where LGBTQ+ can make reservations without reservation. We’ll see you soon!