As we close out Spring and move into Summer and Pride Month, we at Ambush want to start by thanking everyone who made the Gay Easter Parade (GEP) a huge success. This year we raised $22,013.48 for Food for Friends, a division of CrescentCare. Since 2003 the Gay Easter Parade has raised a total of $352,517.04 for Food for Friends. I would like to take this opportunity to … [Read more...] about The 2023 Official Gay Easter Parade raises over $22,000 for Food for Friends!
Pride flags once again adorn the neutral ground along N. Rampart Street on the edge of the French Quarter. Many people reasonably assume the flags are there because June is Pride month, but that’s not entirely true. Originally, the rainbow flags on N. Rampart grew not out of Pride, but rather out of Southern Decadence. To be more specific, the flags trace their origin to a … [Read more...] about Pride Flags on N. Rampart Street
It’s summertime in NOLA, y’all and the livin’ is easy! Things are heating up so here are just some of the hot happenings in June to put on your “Gaydar.” If you want your event listed, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly Events Monday: * NOAGE New Orleans Walking Group; Audubon Park; 6500 Magazine St.; 6 p.m. NOAGE’s weekly walking group meets on … [Read more...] about The Official Pride Guide – Under the Gaydar Pride Edition (June 2023 Event Calendar)
Something Decadent This Way Comes! As we approach summer in New Orleans and temperatures start rising not only with the weather, but Southern Decadence fever hits the city. What began in 1972 with a group of friends both straight and gay who playfully called themselves the “Decadents” has evolved into one of the largest and oldest LGBTQ celebrations in the country as … [Read more...] about Southern Decadence Press Party to be held on Saturday, May 13th
The 22nd Annual Official Gay Easter Parade is scheduled to roll Easter Sunday, April 9th at 4:30pm. The parade will consist of numerous carriages, walking groups and convertibles. The Gay Easter Parade started in 2000 in New Orleans as a fun way to showcase the fashion and creativity of the entire LGBTQ+ community with ladies in gowns or summer suits … [Read more...] about The 22nd Annual Official Gay Easter Parade is ready to roll Easter Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Ambush Magazine is pleased to announce Bootsie DeVille will reign as King Cake Queen XXVIII over the Krewe of Queenateenas. DeVille comes to the position with a wealth of gay Carnival experience, having served as King Armeinius XXXVIII, Queen Petronius L, Queen Amon-Ra LVII, Captain of Petronius seven times, as well as having served on the Boards of Armeinius, Amon-Ra, … [Read more...] about Announcing King Cake Queen XXVIII—Bootsie DeVille, Queen of the Neon Labyrinth
New Orleans, LA (December 6, 2022) — New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. Tickets on sale now at www.nobadance.com. For “the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet” (The Sunday Times, UK), catch the long-awaited … [Read more...] about New Orleans Ballet Association presents dance phenomenon Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo for one night only
Southern Decadence Financial Report 2022 S.D. Financial Oversight Committee Bank Balance (12.01.21) $3,170.81 Income from Events Press Party (Bourbon … [Read more...] about Southern Decadence Financial Report 2022
The new book Legends Of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age by Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus has been released by ABRAMS Books and New Orleanians may recognize some familiar faces. Five of our most popular (and favorite) drag performers are featured prominently within the New Orleans section. To create Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age, authors Harry … [Read more...] about Painted Legends
The New Orleans City Council recently acknowledged October as National LGBT History Month by hearing a presentation on New Orleans’ queer history and passing a resolution honoring that history. The resolution was authored by At-large Councilmember J.P. Morrell, who invited Frank Perez, Executive Director of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, to provide the full council … [Read more...] about New Orleans Recognizes LGBT History Month