Tag Archives: New Orleans

LOUSIANA: Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Convicted For Jerking Off Near Playground

Infamous anti-gay New Orleans Pastor Grant Storms, seen above-right leading one of his annual “perversion sweeps” during Southern Decadence, was convicted yesterday of public masturbation near a children’s playground. Storms, 55, who lives in Metairie, declined to comment after the conviction. Judge Ross LaDart of the 24th Judicial District Court, who presided over the daylong trial because Storms waived a …

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Newspaper Woes For New Orleans

After a widely-praised post-Katrina comeback, insiders claim New Orleans’ major daily newspaper will be cutting back to publishing twice a week. The Times-Picayune, which has published since 1837, was bought by the Newhouse family in 1962 and later merged with the afternoon daily. Up to now, the paper has avoided some of the deeper cuts in the industry, in part …

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Christian Love At Southern Decadence

NOTE: This clip has been reposted from a different YouTube account after the earlier version got zapped as hate speech.

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Southern Decadence

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NEW ORLEANS: Anti-Gay Hate Groups Infest Annual Astroturfing Convention

This week in New Orleans, hundreds of conservative lawmakers from around the country gathered for the annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convention, where lobbyists from the nation’s largest corporations issue their marching orders on which big business-friendly bills they expect to see passed. Think Progress reports that this year’s event featured the distribution of vicious and lie-filled anti-gay propaganda …

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Katrina Was God’s Punishment

Because of Southern Decadence! Old news!

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Stella!

Clip description: “The finale to this year’s Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival had people screaming in the streets, recreating the famous scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.” Williams would have turned 100 this week.

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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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