The hurricane exposed not only race and class fault lines, but the odious fault lines of heterosexism and faith-based privilege. LGBTQ evacuees, many of whom are now displaced, faced all kinds of discrimination at the hands of many of the faith-based relief agencies.
My trip to New Orleans just after the Louisiana primary was fascinatin'. There were lots of conservatives down there so I felt super comfortable. I think my skin tingled! Aside from the rogue drunkard, those folks really know good southern values, even the homeless people.