Gay Easter Parade
A fantastic face at the gay parade © dereckesanches
Parades and parties are the order of the day again in New Orleans at Easter, this time 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 to watch the passing floats, carriages, walking groups, bands and motorcycles. The parade aspires to showcase the fashion and creativity of the local LGBT community, with gents traditionally dressing in summer suits or tuxedos and ladies donning their best Easter suits or dresses complete with Easter hat. Nudity is not permitted, but apart from that anything goes with the costumes and conviviality.
Venue: Streets of the French Quarter
Date: 27 March 2016