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On Stage: 'Southern Decadence' Celebrates LGBT Culture In New Orleans09:26

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In this week's installment of "On Stage," we take a look at Southern Decadence. The six-day event is known as the "gay Mardi Gras," and it kicks off its 43rd year in New Orleans this weekend.

As one male participant put it in The Times-Picayune, "It's a chance to celebrate the end of a summer and a chance to wear a dress.”

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Chuck Robinson, who has been involved for the last decade or so. He's the owner of Napoleon's Itch, a gay bar on Bourbon Street that will host the "Bourbon Street Extravaganza" — an outdoor stage concert that's a part of the festival — on Saturday.


This segment aired on August 29, 2014.

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