Southern Decadence Brings Big Money to the Big Easy

Author: , August 31st, 2013

New OrleansThe symbol of gay Pride is a rainbow but if the Southern Decadence festival that draws to a close on this Labor Day proves anything it is that the ubiquitous “pride flag” could easily be the color of money.

For years, the loosely organized conglomeration of music and street parties centered around the bawdy gay bar scene at St. Ann and Bourbon Street has been – whether by design or not – making the case that gay commerce is a very big deal.

Promoters of the celebration estimate that, in years when the weather cooperates, the economic impact on the city far exceeds $100 million. Promoters and police were expecting more than 125,000 participants this year.

Authored By Kevin McGill – See the Full Story at The Wisconsin Gazette

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