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Southern Decadence

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans's Rich Queer Culture

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride.

Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

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.

15 LGBT Must-Dos in 2015

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

The ball has dropped, the champagne has popped and the partygoers have kissed. It's a new year. Now, it's time to think about your travel calendar. Before you know it, the planet will tilt and then you'll be roasting turkey and you don't want to think, "I never got to wear that harness." That would be tragic.

Labor Day Is So Gay, Or It Can Be: 5 Reasons To Get Away This Labor Day

Jim Werner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

The unofficial end of summer is approaching (how did this happen?). Don't let the long weekend pass without fanfare. Cities all over are celebrating in their own distinct--and maybe crazy--ways.

Q&A With Cougar Town, Spin City and Scrubs Producer Randall Winston

Robert Gagnier | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Gagnier

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with television producer and director Randall Winston, who spoke about his recently shot Rob Lowe pilot, Lupus, and being openly gay in Hollywood.

Say It Loud: I'm Gay and I'm proud? Not in 1970s Philadelphia. Enter Doctor Anonymous: Part 1 of 3

Robert Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Gagnier

Although a work of fiction, Doctor Anonymous was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Doctor John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual

Top 10: The Best Gay Dance Parties of All Time

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

It is time for a history lesson, but the topic is party... literally!

Southern Decadence 2013: The Wildest Laid-Back Weekend in America

Kareem McJagger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kareem McJagger

I would recommend Southern Decadence for several reasons, but visitors' ability to either relax and take it slow or party as hard as they want for as long as they want (hello, 24-hour bars!) makes this weekend an ideal destination.

Down-Home Decadence With Sandy Sachs

Robert Gagnier | Posted 09.17.2012 | Queer Voices
Robert Gagnier

"I've always believed in partying with a purpose. Being a leader in the community, it's important to embrace our causes and issues that affect the LGBT community and bring it to the forefront of my patrons and people in the community."

Anti-Gay Preachers To Sue For Right To Protest

Religion News Service | Katherine Fretland | Posted 09.13.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Nine preachers and activists who were arrested on Sept. 1 after they allegedly yelled slurs during the Southern Decadence gay pride ...

Anti-Gay Preachers Arrested For Disrupting New Orleans' Southern Decadence Festivities

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of Christian fundamentalists may have claimed that gay revelers in town for Southern Decadence somehow prompted Hurricane Isaac's dangerous w...

Monday Morning Coming Down: Southern Decadence in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Dalton-Beninato

After a week like this it's too early for a cocktail, but barely. Divas are getting dressed for their numbers. "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" ends up being the most performed song of the day.

Hurricane Isaac Could Be God's Punishment For New Orleans Gay Festival, Pastor Says

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of Christian extremists are openly linking Hurricane Isaac's life-threatening weather to New Orleans' annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Raiding the Closet

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Seems the closet isn't just for homosexuals who fear societal and familial disapproval anymore. It's also for hypocrites who don't want to lose their soap boxes and megaphones.

Bobby Jindal: Soaring to New Heights For New Orleans

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

When I was a teenager, I overcame my Hindu upbringing to become a Catholic. Jesus spoke to me and told me Vishnu doesn't vote.

McCain's Reverend Problem: Swamped Mississippians Hand Republicans A Loss

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Problem Reverend issues rippled across political contests last night. West Virginia voters held Rev Wright against Obama, and Mississippi voters held Rev Hagee against the Republican party.