Volume 23/Issue 5/2005

isa Beaumann and James Swire were presented as Easter Grand Marshals VI at the Grand Mashals Reception hosted at the Corner Pocket in New Orleans. The couple will lead the 6th annual Official Gay Easter Parade, which benefits Food For Friends, on Easter Sunday, March 27, through the streets of the French Quarter passing in front of every gay bar in the Quarter for the first time. The event also announced the kickoff donation of $2,151 toward the Gay Easter Parade and Food For Friends including Presenting Sponsors’ Queen Fashions' donation of $1,500 and Ambush Mag's donation of $500, plus a $100 donation from Craig Austin and another $51 from the Pot Luck Burlesque Raffle. Visit GayEasterParade.COM.


Food For Friends Director D. Ann Poche joins Easter Grand Marshals VI James Swire and Lisa Beaumann, and NO/AIDS Task Force Exe. Dir. Noel Twilbeck during the Grand Marshals Reception which kicked off festivities for the 6th annual Official Gay Easter Parade at the Corner Pocket in New Orleans.


The sponsors of the 6th annual Official Gay Easter Parade join Easter Grand Marshals VI James Swire and Lisa Beaumann during the Grand Marshals Reception at the Corner Pocket in New Orleans. (Photo: Platinum Sponsor-Whiz Magazine’s Shayne McClain, Silver Sponsor-Corner Pocket’s Michael Elias, Silver Sponsor-Graham Studio One’s Larry Graham, Silver Sponsor-Double Play’s Doc Reed, EGMs VI James Swire & Lisa Beaumann, Presenting Sponsor-Queen Fashions’ Tittie Toulouse & Electra City, and Gold Sponsor-Pride Specialty’s Chris Ward & Clint Weber. Not pictured Silver Sponsors-Starlight’s Javier Sandoval and Cowpokes’ Rex Romans.)



Socialite’s Bessianne Parker and Princesse Stephaney join the Krewe of Satyricon’s first fund-raiser for next year’s ball, the Eating Rauol production at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans.


Voodoo Bar Baron Ken Kudelchuck gets cut by Salon D’Malta’s Robin Malta during the Rollin’ on the River, Beauty with a Cause fund-raiser benefiting Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, New Orleans Affiliate, Sundays at participating salons through March 13 in New Orleans.


Dick Kirshner and Joey Lamagro celebrate the life of Kirshner’s partner Jim Blackwell, who passed away on Mardi Gras day, Feb. 8. Numerous friends joined the reception celebrating his life which was hosted at the Queens Head Pub upstairs at Good Friends Bar in New Orleans.

artners John & Greg Whitehair celebrate the grand opening of The Pub, a quaint neighborhood bar on the Westbank across from New Orleans at 2320 Belle Chasse Hwy. in Gretna, Louisiana. 



Pat Skelly and Sylvia Frank celebrated their 25th anniversary at a lovely soiree hosted at The Carrollton in New Orleans. In lieu of gifts the couple asked that guests make a donation to the William Fanning Foundation (Buzzy's Boys & Girls), their favorite charity, raising over $1,100.

ew Orleans Alliance of Pride Treasurer Mina Hernandez, Co-Chair Jamie Temple and Secretary Jack Saucier hosted the first Pride Committee Community Forum at Napoleon's Itch in New Orleans.



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