Elysian Fields Inn – New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , July 6th, 2018

Elysian Fields Inn - New Orleans Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn.

The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

Elysian Fields Inn is located in the historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our guests enjoy the close proximity to the French Quarter (only 5 blocks) and the Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: The Burgundy, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , September 28th, 2015

The Burgundy

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your host, Carl Smith, invites you to make his home your home in Gay New Orleans. We are a small and cozy gay Bed & Breakfast in the Marigny District, just a short walk to the French Quarter. Come enjoy Louisiana hospitality at its best, as your host caters to your individual wants and needs! He is a native Louisianan and can guide you to many local sites and attractions, including restaurants, shopping, music clubs and gay bars.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Elysian Fields Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , March 25th, 2015

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Elysian Fields Inn

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn. The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

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Southern Decadence Celebrates Gay Culture In New Orleans

Author: , September 2nd, 2013

New OrleansThousands of visitors roll into New Orleans the last week of August for Southern Decadence: five days of celebration of gay culture in a city now being promoted by tourism officials as a honeymoon site for same-sex newlyweds — despite the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.

“It just shows the dichotomy between what business knows in the state and what our political leaders think,” said gay rights activist John Hill. “Obviously, the business community in New Orleans knows that the gay travel market, the honeymoon destination, is a big market.”

Southern Decadence runs through the Labor Day weekend and helps fill hotel rooms — an estimated 37,000 in New Orleans and its suburbs — at a typically slow time in the tourist season. This year’s festival follows the Supreme Court’s overturning of key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and coincides with a social media campaign by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau targeting 13 states where same-sex marriage is legal.

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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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New Orleans – A Great Summer Travel Destination

Author: , July 4th, 2012

New Orleans Lesbian Travelby Caroline, Copyright Autostraddle.com

I’ve lived in New Orleans for three years. My first memory of the city is my mother telling me, as a child, that we couldn’t stay in the hotels in the French Quarter because that’s where all the homosexuals were. Two decades later, I’m proud to count myself as one of them. What can I say? This city has a magical pull.

How can I explain how insanely queer this city is? I’ll try my best. Breaking down roles, recreating identities, writing our own stories, and celebrating the uniqueness of our culture is ingrained in the essence of NOLA. The city is incredibly diverse; the culture of the city grows out of African and Caribbean, French creole, German, and Spanish influences.

There’s a thriving young queer and trans population, and the African-American LGBT community may be one of the largest in the U.S. You might not find the typical gay things in New Orleans — we don’t have a big, flashy Pride, for instance. But we have sissy bounce. We have Southern Decadence. We have Krewe du Vieux. Stop by and say hello. I promise to show you what Southern hospitality really means.

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LA: In Spite of Lee, Southern Decadence Goes On in New Orleans

Author: , September 4th, 2011

Southern Decadence, New OrleansAlthough Tropical Storm Lee is heading for New Orleans, the organizers of Southern Decadence are still letting the good times roll.

Lee, upgraded from a tropical depression Friday, is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast Saturday afternoon with winds up to 60 miles per hour and could bring as much as 15 inches of rain to New Orleans through Sunday, according to ABC News.

Nonetheless, the city’s annual Labor Day weekend gay celebration known as Southern Decadence is set to go on as planned. The festival’s website promises that “come rain or come shine … it’s raining men in the French Quarter!” There was a concession to the threat of bad weather in moving a welcoming party last night from an outdoor to an indoor space, but a there remains a packed schedule of parties, concerts, and parades from tonight through Monday.

Full Story from The Advocate

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Fiesty, Festive New Orleans

Author: , September 2nd, 2011

New Orleans Gay TravelNew Orleans has long ranked among the top destinations in the United States for gay travelers – it’s been the case for decades, and even following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, LGBT tourists were among the first to return to the Big Easy in significant numbers. The city is especially popular with gay visitors during a handful of festivals and events throughout the year, including Southern Decadence, sometimes nicknamed “Gay Mardi Gras,” which is coming up soon – it takes place over Labor Day weekend.

Other key events for gay visitors are Halloween weekend at the end of October, New Orleans Gay Pride in late June, and – of course – the city’s true Mardi Gras season, which takes place at varying times in late winter (in 2012, the date of Mardi Gras “Fat” Tuesday is Feb. 21. Additionally, Christmas season – throughout December and right into New Year – is a wonderful time to visit, in part because of the mild weather but also because it’s a season of very lively parties and special dinners held by numerous restaurants (called reveillon dinners).

Whenever you happen to make your way to this festive city, which has staged a remarkable renaissance since Katrina, you’ll find no shortage of fascinating neighborhoods.

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New Orleans: Southern Decadence Starts Today

Author: , September 1st, 2011

New Orleans Southern DecadencePerhaps as a reflection of the growth in advocacy for gay rights issues nationwide, this year’s Southern Decadence festival, which begins Thursday, will include efforts to bring more social awareness to pressing issues in the gay community. In addition to the nighttime bashes and daytime pool parties that draw more than 100,000 revelers to the French Quarter each Labor Day weekend, this year’s event will also feature participation from the nation’s largest gay rights organization and a national photography campaign that donates money to raise awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination efforts.

“I think it’s been traveling that way for the last five years.” said Rip Naquin-Delain, a Southern Decadence promoter and the publisher of Ambush, the official Southern Decadence guide, of the growing focus on social issues at Decadence. “I think that the rest of the United States is starting to see Southern Decadence not as just a party but a means to reach out to the people that are traveling here and also the locals to try to raise awareness about the issues that are important to the community.”

The five-day festival, which begins Thursday and ends Monday and attracts a mostly gay and lesbian crowd, will feature a presence from both the Human Rights Campaign and NOH8 Campaign.

Full Story from NOLA.com

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Five Must-See Events at New Orleans’ Southern Decadence

Author: , August 25th, 2011

There’s no party like a New Orleans party. When it comes to LGBT celebrations, NOLA offers up one of the best in the world each Labor Day weekend. Southern Decadence draws revelers from all points of the globe. Known as “Gay Mardi Gras” it’s an anything goes homage to debauchery, complete with beads, booze and a lavish parade.

Dennis Lomonaco wants to add a purpose to the party with Envy, a weekend-long event packed with entertainment and food geared toward giving back to the New Orleans community. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the It Gets Better Project.

Envy will happen at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, right in the heart of the French Quarter and ground zero for all of the action.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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