Creating a space for local and national burlesque and variety performers of color in New Orleans.
Blu Reine, a staple in the New Orleans burlesque community, is proud to produce a show of brown – skinned burlesque stars from New Orleans and across the country for a one night only extravaganza
paying homage to African-American Burlesque and variety performers with a line-up that includes classic burlesque, neo burlesque, boylesque, drag, comedy and much more.
Labor Day weekend in New Orleans means Southern Decadence--one of the country's largest gatherings and celebrations of gay culture in America.
While New Orleans may be more tolerant of gay people than other cities, there's a lot more than meets the eye in the world of gay black culture.
Gay black men experience a lot more heartache and intolerance from the straight world. Particularly tragic is being rejected by your own family.
Gay black men in New Orleans have created their own support systems, giving each other the support and love of a family, with "mothers and fathers" but in a most non-traditional way.
This video was shot by OffBeat videographer JonGunnar Gylfason during Southern Decadence weekend at Sibera.