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Gay Easter Parade

Gay Easter © Infrogmation
Gay Easter © Infrogmation

Parties and parades are the order of the day during Easter in New Orleans. This time, it's when the city's gay community turns out to celebrate under the auspices of the Easter Grand Marshals. Thousands of spectators line the streets of the French Quarter, watching passing floats, carriages, walking groups, bands, and motorcycles.

The parade aspires to showcase the fashion and creativity of the local LGBT community, with gentlemen traditionally dressing in summer suits or tuxedos and ladies donning their best Easter suits or dresses, complete with Easter hats. Nudity isn't permitted. But apart from that, anything goes with the costumes and conviviality.

Venue: Streets of the French Quarter

Date: 1 April 2018

Website: www.gayeasterparade.com