The True Spirit of Gay Pride
Amidst the widespread devastation a handful of queer French Quarter residents who refused to evacuate marched through the streets in celebration of Southern Decadence - the world famous gay pride celebration held in New Orleans.
Their parade should serve as a wakeup call to the gay community. The bar tenders, activists, performers and drag queens are the heart and soul of our community. Not corporations. Not rich politicians.
It is time for us to evaluate how our community has evolved. The divide between the gays and the queers will shatter our support system if it continues to grow.