The Bourbon Pub & Parade Honors Jennifer Coolidge with First ‘Golden Ally Award’ During 50th Anniversary Celebrations

NEW ORLEANS, June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ –The historic Bourbon Pub & Parade, New Orleans’ largest and most famous gay bar is kicking off June Pride Month and its 6-month long 50th anniversary celebration with the announcement of their first ever ‘Golden Ally Award’ to be given to the iconic Jennifer Coolidge, in recognition of her never-ending support and friendship toward the LGBTQ+ community as a New Orleans resident.

Located at the intersection of Bourbon Street and St. Ann Street in the epicenter of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Pub & Parade has been a pivotal hub for LGBTQ+ celebrations for nearly five decades. The pub serves as a favorite gathering spot during major festivities such as Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence, attracting visitors worldwide with its legendary events.

Said owner Sandy Sachs, “For 50 years, the Bourbon Pub & Parade has served the LGBTQ+ community as a safe and welcoming space in the heart of the French Quarter’s historic district. It is also a landmark destination for travelers from across the nation and around the globe, and we are proud and honored to be a part of New Orleans’ history.”

In a spectacular tribute to five decades of culture, community, and celebration, the Bourbon Pub & Parade has also unveiled its lineup for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Kicking off with a series of high-energy events, the anniversary extends through a six-month jubilation that honors the past, present, and future of LGBTQ+ experiences.

Event Highlights:

  • June 7-9, 2024: Kickstart Pride Month with the vibrant New Orleans Gay Pride, a three-day celebration featuring parades, live music, and community events that showcase the spirit and pride of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • June 15, 2024: Gear up for the Southern Decadence Press Party, an exclusive event setting the stage for one of the most iconic festivals in the LGBTQ+ calendar.
  • July 14, 2024: Join us at the Miss Gay Vieux Carre America Pageant, where elegance meets talent in a competition celebrating the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of the contestants.
  • August 10, 2024: Don your best red attire at the 2024 Red Dress Party, a fundraiser with a heart, supporting local LGBTQ+ charities through fashion and fun.
  • August 30 – September 2, 2024: Experience the grandeur of Southern Decadence, a long weekend of extravagant parades, music, and parties that is a pinnacle of New Orleans’ LGBTQ+ celebrations.
  • October 18 – 20, 2024: Celebrate Gay Halloween, a festive and spooky extravaganza where costumes and revelry light up the night, adding a unique flair to the traditional Halloween festivities with a distinctively LGBTQ+ twist.
  • November 8 – 10, 2024: Concludes the anniversary festivities with the Bourbon Pub & Parade Official 50th Anniversary Weekend, which promises unforgettable celebrations, and guest appearances.

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