Unofficially dubbed the “gay Mardi Gras,” Southern Decadence is filled with dozens of parties and thousands of uninhibited gay men frolicking in the street in search of beads and brethren. The event culminates with a Sept. 4 parade featuring elaborate and risqué costumes inspired by this year’s 1920s theme, “Jazz & Jezebels.”
SOUTHERN DECANDENCE earned its reputation by being one of the most unapologetically racy exhibitions of gay life, where outlandish costumes and outdoor sex were the norm.
Gay sex in the streets huh? Sounds like fun. Not to be a prude or anything, but sex (gay or otherwise) shouldn't be conducted in public. I don't want to see you go at it with your "partner" and I'm sure you wouldn't want to see me. Now, the article does go on to say that they have a campain in place encouraging the sex acts to be taken indoors because they don't want anyone to be arrested for "lewd behavior," what about modesty and respect for others around you? Sex is supposed to be an act conducted in love (between 1 man and his FEMALE wife), not in an attempt to show your contempt for the people who don't approve of your actions. And that is what this whole party reads to me. The gay community is throwing a sex fest. Men frolic in the streets holding each other; this is a week of pure Hey look at us! We are GAY! And we're standing in front of your places of buisness, homes, and churches just to tell you we can and will do anything we feel like doing.
I can't help but wonder, what do the parents in New Orleans do with their children during festivities like this? How do you shield them from the sin and perversion? The same question stands for Mardi Gras. It's just another excuse to sin in abundance in public, and it is widely accepted as just good ol' fun.
The official website could easily be mistaken for a porn website.