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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Southern Decadence must go on

Remember how Repent America blamed gays for Katrina?

As this article said:

Repent America says that God "destroyed" New Orleans because of Southern Decadence, the gay festival that was to have taken place in the city over the Labor Day weekend.

Well, Katrina didn't stop Southern Decadence.

Despite the tragedy that engulfed New Orleans this week, the spirit of Southern Decadence was alive and well over the Labor Day weekend. The planned parade through the city's French Quarter went on as scheduled, albeit on a more intimate scale. "Instead of the 90,000 people, we had about 45, " wrote Starlight by the Park bar owner CW Stambaugh in an e-mail. "Lisa Boumann was our Grand Marshal who led us from the Golden Lantern (not open) to Johnny Whites, a local straight bar that has been open since, and then the parade went to our bar, Starlight."

You gotta admire that perseverance.


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