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History of Southern Decadence

August 24, 2022

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Presented in partnership with the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana

On Wednesday, August 24, historian and author Frank Perez will moderate a discussion with the founders of Southern Decadence about the origins and evolution of the event from a house party to one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world.

The executive director of the LGBT+ Archives Project, Perez has written several books on New Orleans queer history and is the founder and captain of the Krewe de la Rue Royale Revelers. He will be joined by Southern Decadence founders Maureen and Charlie Block, Bruce Harris, Preston Hemmings, and Robert Laurent.

Attendees are invited to join Perez and the panelists at the Toulouse Theatre bar following the event. A ticket redeemable for one complimentary drink will be distributed to program attendees at event check-in.

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Williams Research Center

The Williams Research Center, also known as The Historic New Orleans Collection, is a research facility and museum dedicated to the preservation of New Orleans and Louisiana culture through historic documents, books,...