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LGBTQ+ New Orleans Celebrates With 21st Annual Gay Easter Parade

Image of rainbow flag flying over French Quarter in New Orleans

The queers come out their finest to parade through the French Quarter and celebrate the community while raising money for a good cause.

Easter evening the Crescent City LGBTQ+ community comes out to the French Quarter for a parade of  carriages,  convertibles, and marchers.  According to Ambush magazine in New Orleans, the Gay Easter Parade started in 2000 as a  way to showcase the fashion and creativity of the queer community with ladies in gowns or summer suits with Easter Hats and gentlemen in summer suits or tuxedos. The annual parade is also a fundraising event for Food for Friends, a division of CrescentCare, the health care center that grew out of the city's HIV organization NO/AIDS Task Force. Since 2003, the parade has raised over $315,000 for Food for Friends. 

This year’s Easter Grand Marshals (below) are  Dominique DeLorean of Oz and James Garner of the Golden Lantern.  


Dominique DeLorean and James Garner from New Orleans

New Orleans Easter Grand Marshals XXI Dominique DeLorean and James Garner (Photo: Craig Freeman Photography)

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