New Orleans is known for many things: Mardi Gras, amazing food, decadent debauchery and much more. Despite some popular misconceptions, this city has always been one in which everyone is welcome. Due to our overwhelming acceptance and the fact that LGBT culture is embraced here, gays can be found frequenting bars all over the city.
And, it is important to note that last week, at least one Bourbon Street strip club had its license suspended. Two others also received suspensions, in New Orleans East. It has become enough of an issue that the HRC is now involved.
The line between gay and straight bars is a blurry one in New Orleans, a place where diversity is a given and differences of perspective are celebrated in festivals like Southern Decadence. Even Easter has a gay parade. There are lively dance clubs, as well as neighborhood Cheers-style watering holes.
Two New Orleans leather bars known for their cruising scenes have been hit in recent months with charges, fines, and a shutdown in sexual activity which is barred in public venues by Louisiana State Laws. That weekend found multiple instances of women being turned away from Rawhide. The event was put up by Crescent City Leathermen and had been advertised as open to all. Leiger, Jr.
Get a free shot at midnight, every night in The Eagle. Our leather and underwear gift shop. Open 4 p.
The French Quarter has a long tradition of embracing diversity. There are many bars and clubs that are especially geared toward the LGBTI community where everyone can go and have a good time. Meeting Planners.
In a public Facebook postThe Phoenix wrote:. ATC cited us that we were in violation of some state laws. The citations were not unlike what we have seen them recently give other gay bars.
The citations were not unlike what we have seen them recently give other gay bars. We hope you stand with us. We were cited in November and given numerous fines, citations and imposed regulations on how to operate our business. We did not accept their terms, which came at a very high cost in legal fees.
As a cisgendered heterosexual mixed race couple never would we have expected to feel so at home My wife and I stopped here for a drink. Didn't know it was a MANS bar, but it didn't matter.