Pride raised money for its chapter of Stand For The Silent, which focuses on ending bullying, and the pride festival and parade the following year. The march went ahead peacefully despite some safety concerns leading to the arrest of a year-old who was carrying a rifle and a handgun near the parade. No shots were fired and no one was injured. According to its website, more than 35 events took place over a three-day weekend, attracting 82, participants.
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Southern Decadence is an annual six-day event held in New Orleans, Louisiana , by the gay and lesbian community during Labor Day Weekend, culminating in a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day. The event traces its beginnings to August , as an end-of-summer party among a group of 40—50 friends both straight and gay. Two weeks later, the group threw another party as a farewell to Michael Evers, who left to join his lover, David Randolph, in Michigan. The event expanded with Frederick Douglas Wright, an African American,  appointed as the first grand marshal  by members of the original group in , who would have complete control over the parade of incredible characters and costumes as they marched through the French Quarter. Decadence, as it is commonly known by participants, is marked by parades, bead tossing, street parties and dance parties. In these ways it resembles New Orleans Mardi Gras , however, Southern Decadence tends to be more sexual in tone and is generally geared towards more upscale and mature revelers.
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The event, held in Jackson Square , was the first to be identified as gay pride. This event was hosted by the Pink Triangle Alliance. Later that year, a larger event called "Gay Fest" was presented in Washington Square, just outside of the French Quarter. The first street parade was held in
It was considered the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in America. However, it was still under regular police harassment, according to Britannica Encyclopedia. In the early hours of June 28, , nine policemen arrested employees in the bar for selling alcohol without a license. They also roughed up many of its patrons, cleared the bar and arrested anyone not wearing at least three articles of gender-appropriate clothing, as was the law in New York at the time. This was the third raid in the area in a short period of time and instead of retreating, people outside the bar were vocal and threw bottles, which led to the police call for reinforcements.