The ensuing blaze claimed 32, including the Reverend Bill Larson, who burned alive in full view of Quarter onlookers, his body hanging halfway out a barred second story window. Camina, which made its Texas premiere this month at the Austin Film Festival, does not shy away from these disturbing images of the fire. The story picks up in , when founder Phil Esteve opened the bar. As painful as it is to watch the segment detailing those lost in the fire — including a man who ran back into the bar to find his lover and wound up orphaning his two sons — perhaps equally horrific is the segment of Upstairs Inferno chronicling the reaction of the wider New Orleans community.
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One of the world's great party destinations, it's not exactly shocking that New Orleans - with its liberal attitudes about everything from sexuality to cocktails - is a top destination for gay and lesbian clubbing and bar-hopping. But as New Orleans has become more mixed and eclectic in recent years, a number of mostly hetero bars Uptown and elsewhere in the city have developed a somewhat gay following. You'll also find some great cafes and restaurants around the city that act as social hubs for the LGBT community and the city's many gay visitors. Ann streets. Although it's the largest gay club in the city, it's still not an enormous place - nothing in the historic French Quarter is. And that's part of its appeal - it's always packed with gay guys and quite a few lesbians, but it's not so enormous a place that it ever feels overwhelming. Bourbon Pub and Parade always have different themes, depending on the night, such as retro videos on Sundays and show tunes on Wednesday down in Bourbon Pub; and Boys on Parade on Fridays and karaoke on Thursdays upstairs at Parade.
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Beth says, Don't leave New Orleans without eating a barbecued shrimp po'boy at Liuzza's at the Track. Calling New Orleans gay-friendly is like saying red beans and rice is a good idea for Monday supper. The city has long been a landing spot for people of all stripes and polka dots — the artistic, expressive and the type that dances to their own drummer. Although Decadence, aka gay Mardi Gras is ground zero for off-the-charts partying, there are gay and inclusive bars and clubs that cater to the queer set year-round. Cis-genders welcome too.
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. Here is a list of them all.