Tag Archives: New Orleans

Big Freedia – Y’all Get Back Now

Big Freedia is the most popular artist in the New Orleans-based dance craze called Sissy Bounce, which was explored last summer in a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile. “Bouncing” typically involves turning your back on your partner and shaking your ass as violently as possible. My back hurts just watching all the clips on YouTube.

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Scenes From New Orleans Mardi Gras

[Photos by Keith Darcé]

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New Orleans Pastor Grant Storms: I Was Totally Jerking Off In My Van

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said today that anti-gay New Orleans Pastor Grant Storms admitted to them that he was masturbating in his van by that playground. But Storms says he wasn’t actually watching any children, therefore the obscenity charge shouldn’t stick. Reverend Grant Storms was booked on Friday after his arrest at Lafreniere Park. Witnesses told investigators they saw …

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NEW ORLEANS: Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Busted As Pedophile Pervert

New Orleans’ infamous Pastor Grant Storms, who every year can be found shouting hellfire and brimstone at Southern Decadence attendees, has been arrested for masturbating in his van while watching children in a playground. Storms told deputies that he was merely having lunch at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., in his van when he decided to relieve himself using a …

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Photo Of The Day – Gay Rights Supporter Scott Fujita Celebrates His Super Bowl Win

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A Reason To Care About The Super Bowl

If you’ve got no other reason to care about who wins this weekend’s Super Bowl, here’s a pretty good one. On Sunday, Scott Fujita will reach the pinnacle of his football career, playing linebacker for the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. Fujita describes it as “this small moment in time where you have a platform to do some …

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Welcome To America

Rex Wockner points us to this bit of holiday Americana. Wayne Spring shot off his mouth. And then a firing squad of Saints fans shot up his 60-inch flat screen – may it rest in pieces. The Louisiana man predicted a Washington Redskins’ victory over undefeated New Orleans last Sunday – and offered local fans a chance to blast his …

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Fox On Rep. Joseph Cao

Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) defends his lone GOP vote on the health care bill as critical to the residents of his district, many of whom remain impoverished years after Hurricane Katrina. Cao says he has no plans to switch parties and that his vote was not a “backroom deal” with Obama to maintain FEMA funds to his district, as right-wingers …

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About That Renegade Republican….

After his lone GOP “yes” vote on the U.S. House’s health care reform bill helped its approval by only a two vote margin yesterday, right wing sites such as Free Republic and others have already launched a campaign against Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), branding him a “traitor” and calling for his deportation back to Vietnam, among other unrepeatable things. Cao …

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Little Boy Asks President Obama: Why Do People Hate You?

A little boy got right to it during Obama’s press conference in New Orleans. “Why do people hate you?”, a fourth-grade boy asked Obama at a town hall event in New Orleans today. “They’re supposed to love you. And God is love.” “That’s what I’m talking about,” replied the President. “First of all, I did get elected president, so not …

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Friendly Voices – Scott Fujita

“A year ago or two years ago, I remember reading about an initiative that was proposed in the state of Arkansas. It was some kind of measure that was aimed at preventing adoptions by single parents. Now, the way I read that and the way that I translated that language was that only heterosexual, married couples could adopt children. As …

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Ellen DeGeneres At Tulane

Ellen DeGeneres spoke at Tulane University’s commencement this weekend and spoke eloquently about coming out (amidst her usual hilarity). (Via – Towleroad)

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Scholars To Boycott New Orleans Convention Over Marriage Rights

A group of scholars from the American Political Science Association have signed on to a boycott of the group’s 2012 convention in New Orleans because Louisiana denies marriage equality to LGBT residents. A 2004 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution denies marriage and “the legal incidents thereof” to same-sex couples. This provision places an affirmative burden on visiting lesbian and gay …

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Laissez Les Bon Neiges Roulez

New Orleans is covered by a heavy snowstorm and here in Gotham we still got nuttin’. Craziness. And somebody feel free to correct my Franglais.

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Gustav At Category 4, Mayor Orders Tourists Out, Southern Decadence Says “Business As Usual”

The mandatory evacuation of New Orleans proper is scheduled to begin at 8am Sunday, the airport has announced that the final departures will be tomorrow afternoon, and in telling the hotels to close, the Mayor just said, “Tourists, it’s time to leave the city. Do not wait.” And yet the latest update (embiggen above) of the official Southern Decadence site …

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Gustav Impact Zone Tightens, Louisiana Evacuations Begin

Hurricane forecasters have tightened the probable landfall zone for Gustav and are now saying it may come ashore slightly west of New Orleans, putting the city squarely on the wrong side of the storm’s worst winds and flooding. An evacuation of Louisiana’s barrier islands is underway at this writing. A mandatory evacuation of Lafourche Parish begins at 8am tomorrow. New …

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Southern Decadence Update

I got an email from someone affiliated with Southern Decadence who suggests keeping an eye on their official site regarding updates on the status of the events. At this writing, no events have been canceled, but numerous JMG readers have reported that their hotels are telling them that an evacuation of New Orleans may begin long before Gustav’s landfall is …

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Please Not Again!

My buddy Little Tom just canceled his trip to Southern Decadence as Tropical Storm Gustav appears like it may be heading for New Orleans. On the eve of Hurricane Katrina’s third anniversary, a nervous New Orleans watched Wednesday as another storm threatened to test what the city has rebuilt. Forecasters warned that Hurricane Gustav could hit on Labor Day somewhere …

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Typhoon Dubya

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McCain Supporter Pastor John Hagee Repeats “Gays Caused Katrina” Charge

Will the same people that leapt on Rev. Wright denounce this asshat? On his radio show yesterday, right-wing talker Dennis Prager asked Hagee to respond to “the various charges made against him” in a fact sheet put out by the Democratic National Committee. Asked about his comments on Hurricane Katrina, Hagee said “the topic of that day was cursing and …

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