I have an article published in Frontiers Magazine (based in Los Angeles) about Southern Decadence.

Southern Decadence

Some of the attractions in the Sunday parade

“Six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, Southern Decadence is celebrating its 40th anniversary this Labor Day. LGBTs from across the world will be flocking to the French Quarter for a weekend of drinking, partying, parades, bead tossing and fun.

In a town known for its parties and fun—after all, where else can you get a ‘to-go cup’ when you leave a bar and wander the streets—Southern Decadence takes the party to a whole new level.

Picture this: a street crowded with hundreds of bears, twinks, leathermen, drag queens, buff boys and a few dykes thrown in for good measure. Half-naked, leather-chaps-wearing, muscular, tanned men for blocks. Sandy Sachs, owner of the Bourbon Pub and Parade, says, “So many men, so little time.”

Billed as the “Gay Mardi Gras,” Southern Decadence’s theme for 2011 is “Viva New Orleans: What Happens in New Orleans Stays in New Orleans.” And while rainbows are prominent during Pride in June, the Southern Decadence colors this year are fuscia, black and silver.”

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