Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

Southern Decadence, New Orleans’ LGBTQ+ celebration during the Labor Day weekend, has become of the largest such events in the world.

The history of Decadence, which started as a house party and has blossomed into an array of activities throughout the city, will be discussed by a panel Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Williams Research Center at 410 Chartres St. in the French Quarter.

Author and historian Frank Perez will moderate the event with founders of the Decadence. Included on the panel will be Maureen and Charlie Block, Bruce Harris, Preston Hemmings and Robert Laurent.

Following the panel, Perez, who is also the executive director of the LGBT+ Archives Project, and the participants will head to the Toulouse Theatre bar for an after-party at 615 Toulouse St. in the French Quarter.

The event is free. Check out more information here. 

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