Tag Archives: New Orleans

Louisiana’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Hillary Clinton: Bigoted Donald Trump Would Be Disastrous For America

From the editorial board of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: Mr. Trump has proved himself wholly unsuited to be president. He has spent this campaign denigrating women, Muslims, Mexicans, refugees, disabled people, the parents of a soldier who died in Iraq and essentially anyone who questioned him. He has suggested that an African-American protester at one of his rallies should be …

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NBA Chooses New Orleans For 2017 All-Star Game

The Associated Press reports: The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn’t been announced. An announcement was expected within the day, the person said. New Orleans replaces Charlotte, which was …

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NEW ORLEANS: Dollar Store Cashier Caught On Camera Refusing To Serve Gay Customers [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: A woman who overheard a cashier at a New Orleans Family Dollar store loudly expressing homophobic sentiments to customers with a “hateful passion” said she was denied service after she identified herself as gay and asked the cashier to stop. Videos recorded by Melissa Langford, 34, capture the moments after her initial confrontation as the …

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Four US Cities Ranked Among World’s 50 Most Violent

St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans have been ranked among the world’s 50 most violent large cities based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil has a staggering 21 cities on the list. From the Daily Mail: Latin America features highly in the ranking, released by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, as it is home to …

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Hate Preachers At Southern Decadence [VIDEO]

Hate preacher Ruben Israel and his klan were in New Orleans again last weekend. Clip recap: “This Mini Documentary was filmed in New Orleans La. at the Southern Decadence Homo Fest. The LGBT Community is a Depraved and Perverted Community that Must be Resisted and Destroyed! Ruben Israel exposes the true condition of the LGBT community.”

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LOUISIANA: First Marriage Takes Place, Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Clerks Can Opt Out

Louisiana has seen its first same-sex marriage but Gov. Bobby Jindal is following the lead of Texas and today declared that state employees can opt-out if they have religious objections. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration has said Louisiana court clerks and other state employees who don’t want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of religious objections won’t have to …

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LOUISIANA: New Orleans Tourism Bureau Comes Out Against RFRA Bill

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has issued a statement denouncing the pending RFRA bill in Louisiana. Via the Times-Picayune: “The adoption of certain types of overreaching, problematic and divisive legislation in Louisiana has the possibility of threatening our state’s third largest industry and creating economic losses pushing past a billion dollars a year and costing us tens of …

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Street Preachers At Mardi Gras 2015

Ruben Israel and his cast of idiots, of course.

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First Reactions From Fifth Circuit Court: Judges Appear Poised For Pro-Gay Ruling

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Weekend (Funeral) At Bernie’s

New Orleans funerals have always been known for being celebrations of a life fully lived rather than somber reflections on loss, but this may be pushing it a bit too far. Via WGNO-ABC: In life Miriam Burbank loved a cold beer, and an occasional scotch. So it’s only fitting, that it all be captured as part of her home-going. “I …

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TRAILER: Upstairs Inferno

If you are unfamiliar with the 1973 arson at New Orleans’ UpStairs Lounge, the Wikpedia entry on the crime is a good place to start. Below is the trailer for the coming documentary on the worst mass murder of LGBT people in US history. While you watch, think about how close we came to this in Seattle a few months …

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Anti-Gay Preachers At NOLA Mardi Gras

In 2012 nine members of this troupe, led by crackpot-in-chief Ruben Israel, were arrested at Southern Decadence. Last summer they protested at Comic-Con in San Diego. This is from Israel’s YouTube channel.

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NEW ORLEANS: Scam Artist Busted After Bilking Gay Businesses And Charities

There’s so much to this bizarre story that I hardly know which bits to excerpt. Here’s a starter: He frequented French Quarter gay bars and claimed to be a tycoon with an investment firm headquartered in Switzerland. He would introduce himself to the city, he promised, with a grand, glittering party he called “Indulge,” scheduled for the night of Oct. …

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FEMA Recalls Workers For Karen

FEMA has recalled furloughed workers in advance of Tropical Storm Karen. A hurricane watch is in effect from Grand Isle to Indian Pass in the Florida Panhandle. A tropical storm watch also was in effect for parts of the Louisiana coast west of Grand Isle, including the New Orleans area. “Based on applicable legal requirements, and consistent with its contingency …

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At The Beard & Mustache Championships

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TRAILER: Southern Knights

Movie description: Tragoidia Moving Pictures presents our first narrative feature film. Set during the exuberance between Stonewall and AIDS, Southern Knights is the story of one man’s struggle to reclaim his world after losing the love of his life in the tragic fire at the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans. Wikipedia has an entry about the Upstairs Lounge fire, one …

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This American Life On HIV Testing

In the below episode of This American Life, New Orleans activists visit local bars and then the bathhouse to offer free HIV tests to the patrons. The clip includes some relatively frank depictions. Of note, the author of the piece is Nathaniel Rich, the son of famed essayist Frank Rich. Start at the 34:00 minute mark. (The clip may take …

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God Hates Southern Decadence, Part 4

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God Hates Southern Decadence, CTD

World Net Daily jumps on board. The arrival of Hurricane Isaac exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina blasted New Orleans has some people wondering if there’s more to it than random chance, and suggesting the popular homosexual festival Southern Decadence may be part of a judgment from God. A hurricane hitting a celebration of decadence … twice in seven years. …

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God Hates Southern Decadence

“Katrina was the greatest natural disaster ever to hit America. Now seven years later, to the day, another hurricane is heading towards this city. The fact the events are seven years apart is very significant as this number is biblically important. It is the number of completion: God created the universe in seven days. The church, city and nation have …

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