Volume 23/Issue 9/2005

ay Easter Parade Board of Directors' Gary Delaune and Tip Varnadore flank Napoleon's Itch Bar Baron's Chuck Robinson, Becky Jaeger and Ron Julian, along with new manager Matthew White, as they accept a $500 Gold Sponsorship from Napoleon's Itch, 734 Bourbon at St. Ann, in New Orleans. This generous post parade check along with a $250 Silver Sponsorship from Wood Enterprises and $250 Silver Sponsorship from Petunias Restaurant brings the 6th Gay Easter Parade's donation to a whopping $8,019.91, which goes directly to Food For Friends, the parade's 2005 charity. For more info, visit GayEasterParade.COM.


Eva Las Vegas and Princesse Stephaney flank fellow model, Miss Billie's portrait, at the Portrayal exhibition hosted at NOCCA Riverfront Galleries in New Orleans. Portraits of the three New Orleans celebrities were among those images of drag and trans folk made with a large0-format field camera in New York, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville throughout 2004, and were selections from Reuben Cox's What a Woman Wants series.


Leading ladies of Starlight By The Park, Connie Marcelle and Sasha Kennedy, helped raise $627 at Dragging For Dollars, the first fund-raiser hosted by New Orleans Alliance of Pride benefiting Pride New Orleans, at Starlight By The Park, 834 N. Rampart St.


Queen and King Amon Ra XL did role reversals as Ricky Callais and Youreeka Cologne for the annual Krewe of Amon Ra Sister Sunday Social: Pearls & Gloves hosted at Moulin Rouge, 940 Elysian Fields, in New Orleans, complete with a spaghetti dinner and fab show.


The Cavaliers Motorcycle Club of New Orleans won the Best Non-Profit Group Award after leading Mobile’s first Gay Pride Parade on Apr. 9 in downtown Mobile, Alabama.


Marsha Naquin-Delain and Randy Patterson (aka Phyllis Denmark) flank 2005 Equality Award Recipient John Rawls at the Patron Event for the Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual Black Tie Dinner & Silent Auction hosted at the Louis XVI Courtyard in New Orleans. The dinner and silent auction is Sat., May 14 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 444 St. Charles Ave.

Koo and Shawn were two of the celebs feted at the April Birthday Blowout hosted by the Friendly Bar in New Orleans.


Blake joins b-day boy Rene at the April Birthday Blowout hosted by the Friendly Bar in New Orleans.



Stuart Anthony cuts one of his 27th birthday cakes to serve to several hundred well-wishers from all over Louisiana, who packed the large patio at the Lions Inn for a twilight barbecue and party on Apr. 9 in New Orleans.


Madam Adam, Southern Decadence Grand Marshal XXXII Donnie Jay and Madam Todd join the festive Great & Powerful Oz Auction raising $1,382 for Pride New Orleans at Show & Dance Club of the Year Oz, 800 Bourbon St.

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