An abbreviated parade took place in the French Quarter with some two dozen participants. Southern Decadence is an annual six-day event held in New Orleans, Louisiana by the gay and lesbian community during Labor Day Weekend, culminating in a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day. Retrieved April 26, Southern Decadence web site contents are Copyright SouthernDecadence. As the city was officially being evacuated at the time, a police officer at first attempted to stop the small observation of tradition, but one of the participants was able to produce the parade permit issued pre-Katrina showing it was a scheduled legal event, and the small procession was allowed to continue. This is really an issue of trying to protect public safety. The event traces its beginnings to Augustas a party among a group of 40—50 friends both straight and gay.
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Due to the approach of Hurricane Gustav in and a mandatory evacuation notice, some events on Saturday and all official Southern Decadence events after Sunday, August 31 midday were canceled that year. In years past, religious and conservative groups have rallied against the festival. Decadence, as it is commonly known by participants, is marked by parades, bead tossing, street parties and dance parties. It is one of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, and has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras. Pride parades and festivals.
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