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The 15th Annual Official Gay Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 4:30pm benefiting Food For Friends
The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the entire GLBT community with gentlemen in summer suits/tux with hats, and ladies in Easter suits/dresses with Easter hats.

Deadline has passed.
Parade is now closed to any furthur entries.

It's not too LATE! Become a sponsor TODAY!
2014 GEP SPONSORSHIP FORM

Bunnies In The Big Easy Up Next
(from Ambush Mag, Issue 7, 2014)

Bunnies in the Big Easy

The final fundraiser for this year's 15th Gay Easter Parade is up next. The parade minus expenses benefits the reason for the Easter Season, Food For Friends program of the NO/AIDS Task Force. Sponsored by Ambush Mag, the parade has raised over $171,101 for charity the past 12 years.

5th Bunnies in the Big Easy April 18th @ Bourbon View

The 5th Annual Bunnies in the Big Easy: Putting the Good Back in Friday, under the direction of Tony Leggio and Rona Conners, is set for Good Friday, April 18th, 7-9:30pm, at Bourbon View, 501 Bourbon St.

Honoring Easter Grand Marshals XV Todd Blauvelt and Stuart Nettles, the event features a hot spinning DJ, hot 2014 Bunny Boys, fab performances, special Easter Egg Hunt, and incredible live auctions plus many more surprises!

Advance tickets are $35, limited to 100 tickets, so get your tickets today by calling Tony Leggio at 504.252.5476. Included in the ticket price is award winning cuisine, vodka cocktails, wine & beer bar, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The event brings the talents of King Cake Queen XXI Barbara Ella, EGM XII Elizabeth Bouvier, EGM VII Opal Masters and EGM IX Safonda Peters to entertain you. Auctions include the Royal Bunny Faux Faberge’ Egg (musical & rotating) donated by Rona Conners, and the Jeweled Bunny Limoge direct from Vietnam donated by Electra City and Tittie Toulouse.

Sponsorships are still available at Presenting ($2,500), Platinum ($1,000), Gold ($500), Silver ($250), or Bronze ($100) levels. 2014 GEP SPONSORSHIP FORM

15th Gay Easter Parade

15th Gay Easter Parade Easter Rolls Sunday, April 20

The 15th Gay Easter Parade rolls through the streets of the French Quarter on Easter Sunday, April 20th beginning at 4:30pm sharp. Led by Easter Grand Marshals XV Todd Blauvelt and Stuart Nettles, the Pre-Parade Party and checkin is at GrandPre's, 834 N. Rampart from 3-4pm. Please see Parade Lineup Chair Steve Patrick inside the door on the right side for your line-up ticket in the parade. The parade entry deadline was April 1st, so the parade is now closed to any further entries. Carriages, wagons and trolleys are followed by vehicles.

Carriages, wagons and trolleys are set to arrive at 3:45pm lining up on the Armstrong Park side from St. Ann back towards Esplanade. All carriages, wagons and trolleys must be boarded between 4-4:30pm. Walking groups and vehicles also must be in correct order for departure. The parade leaves promptly at 4:30pm.

The Post-Parade Party & Buffet following the end of the parade at 6pm will also be held at GrandPre's. The end of the parade route is new this year. It begins at 834 N. Rampart to St. Ann, St. Ann to Bourbon, Bourbon to Esplanade, Esplanade to Royal, Royal to St. Louis, St. Louis to N. Rampart, N. Rampart ending at 834 N. Rampart.

The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the entire LGBT community with gentlemen in summer suits/tux with hats, and ladies in Easter suits/dresses with Easter hats.

The parade would not be possible without the generosity of its many sponsors including:

Platinum-Friday Night Before Mardi Gras, Deja Deja-Vue’ & Jim May;

Gold-Krewe of Amon-Ra, EGM XV Todd Blauvelt, EGM XV Stuart Nettles & EGM IX Safonda Peters, EGM XII Gary Vandeventer; Krewe of Satyricon, EGM XII Elizabeth Bouvier, Dr. Barry Rutherford, Noel Twilbeck & Glen Kahrman, Mary King Dodwell, The Herb Import Company, Kevin Sullivan;

Silver-EGM XIII Darwin Reed & EGM VII Opal Masters, EGM VIII Rona Conners, New Orleans Bear & Bear Trapper Social Club, Dwain Hertz/Al Dugas/Eugene Theroit, EGM VIII Michael & EGM XIV Thomas Elias/The Corner Pocket, Scott Vincent & Scott McRae, Johnny Chisholm/Oz New Orleans, Wood Enterprises, EGM XIII Rhonda Roget & David Roget, EGM IV Electra City & EGM XI Tittie Toulouse, Johnson Mire & Fernandez-CPAs, Jeff Palmquist & Coca Mesa, 4 Seasons;

Bronze-Mary Lind/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, EGM VIII Michael Elias & Jay Sewell/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, James Garner/The Golden Lantern, CW X Frank Joseph & KCQ XX Dusty Debris, Justin Moffatt & EGM XIV Starr Daniels, Wayne Chambless/Sir Speedy, Anonymous, EGM X Tony Leggio, EGM II Larry Bagneris, Peter & Frank Abbruscato, Ken Grandpre/ GrandPre’s, EGM IX Orlando Aloe, Jeremy Weinberg, Barret DeLong/NOLAonReview, Jim Tideman, John East, Wolfman, KCQ XXI Barbara Ella/King Cake Queen Royalty Club, The Big Easy Sisters, Kenneth H. Carleton, Roy Smith & Nick Olivares, Bill McCarthy, Michael Ducote & Doug Minich, Krewe of Ursus, Michael Durocher, Bobby Vallecillo & Andy Ehlers, The Berwick Girls, National Association of Catering Executives, Glenn Paul Melancon, Kookie Baker & Reba Douglas, In Memory of Zsa Zsa D'LaHor/Purple Party, Jo-Jo Holding LLC/Purple Party, Madam-Raven & Helen;

Venue/In-Kind: Cutter’s, Grand-Pre’s, Oz New Orleans, Double Play, 4 Seasons, Bourbon View, Larry Graham-GrahamStudioOne.com.

2014 SPONSORS

Platinum $1,000 

Friday Night Before Mardi Gras, Deja Deja-Vue' & Jim May

Gold $500

Krewe of Amon-Ra, EGM XV Todd Blauvelt, EGM XV Stuart Nettles & EGM IX Safonda Peters, EGM XII Gary Vandeventer; Krewe of Satyricon, EGM XII Elizabeth Bouvier, Dr. Barry Rutherford, Noel Twilbeck & Glen Kahrman, Mary King Dodwell, The Herb Import Company, Kevin Sullivan

Silver $250

EGM XIII Darwin Reed & EGM VII Opal Masters, EGM VIII Rona Conners, New Orleans Bear & Bear Trapper Social Club, Dwain Hertz/Al Dugas/Eugene Theroit, EGM VIII Michael &  EGM XIV Thomas Elias/The Corner Pocket, Scott Vincent & Scott McRae, Johnny Chisholm/Oz New Orleans, Wood Enterprises, EGM XIII Rhonda Roget & David Roget, EGM IV Electra City & EGM XI Tittie Toulouse, Johnson Mire & Fernandez-CPAs, Jeff Palmquist & Coca Mesa, 4 Seasons

Bronze $100

Mary Lind/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, EGM VIII Michael Elias & Jay Sewell/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, Jerry Scavo & Kenny Walker/Rip & Marsha's Wedding, James Garner/The Golden Lantern, CW X Frank Joseph & KCQ XX Dusty Debris, Justin Moffatt & EGM XIV Starr Daniels, Wayne Chambless/Sir Speedy, Anonymous, EGM X Tony Leggio, EGM II Larry Bagneris, Peter & Frank Abbruscato, Ken Grandpre/ GrandPre's, EGM IX Orlando Aloe, Jeremy Weinberg, Barret DeLong/NOLAonReview, Jim Tideman, John East, Wolfman, KCQ XXI Barbara Ella/King Cake Queen Royalty Club, The Big Easy Sisters, Kenneth H. Carleton, Roy Smith & Nick Olivares, Bill McCarthy, Michael Ducote & Doug Minich, Krewe of Ursus, Michael Durocher, Bobby Vallecillo & Andy Ehlers, The Berwick Girls, National Association of Catering Executives, Glenn Paul Melancon, Kookie Baker & Reba Douglas, In Memory of Zsa Zsa D'LaHor/Purple Party, Jo-Jo Holding LLC/Purple Party, Madam-Raven & Helen

VENUE/
In-Kind:

Cutter's, GrandPre's, Oz New Orleans, Double Play, 4 Seasons, Bourbon View, Larry Graham-GrahamStudioOne.com

2014 Highlights

the "official" dish: Spring Fever, Bunnies In The Big Easy Up Next; 12th Annual Spring Fever Extravaganza @ 4 Seasons; 5th Bunnies in the Big Easy April 18th @ Bourbon View; 15th Gay Easter Parade Easter Rolls Sunday, April 20 (see Page-4)

the "official" dish: 6th Eggstravaganza Raises $3,501 for GEP/Food For Friends; 13th Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza Raises $4,387 (see Page-8, 10)

celebrazzi: Eggstravaganza, Drag Extravaganza, Put Jeff Palmquist in Drag Feature Pics (see Page-16); snap paparazzi: 6th Eggstravaganza raises $3,501 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Grandpre’s (see Page-18)

snap paparazzi: 13th Super Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza raises $4,387 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Oz (see Page-24)

the "official" dish: Gay Easter Parade Festivities in Full Swing; Sponsorship Party Raises $9,185; 13th Annual Super Star-Studded Drag Extravaganza; 15th Annual Purple Party Easter Grand Marshals Reception (see Page-4)

celebrazzi: Sponsorship Party Feature Pic (see Page-16)

snap paparazzi: Gay Easter Parade's 4th Sponsorship Party raises $9,185 @ Cutter's (see Page-24)

the "official" dish: End of Mardi Gras Heralds in "The Reason for The Easter Season"  (see Page-4)

easter feature: Todd Blauvelt & Stuart Nettles to lead 15th Gay Easter Parade as Easter Grand Marshals XV  (see Page-30) (see Pages 31-32)

2013 Highlights

celebrazzi: Celebrations Paparazzi (see Page-6)

the "official" dish: 14th Gay Easter Parade Raises Over $23,000 for Food For Friends, Total Charity Donations Now Over $170,000; GEP's 11th Annual Spring Fever Raises $4,097 @ 4 Seasons in Metairie; GEP's 14th Purple Party Raises $4,087 @ The Double Play (see Page-8)

snap paparazzi: 14th Gay Easter Parade led by Easter Grand Marshals XIV Tommy Elias & Starr Daniels raises $23,662.06 for Food For Friends (see page 16), 14th Gay Easter Parade Rolls through the French Quarter Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 (see Pages 18), GEPs 4th Bunnies In The Big Easy raises $5,155 for Food For Friends @ The Bourbon Vieux (see Page 20)

the "official" dish: 14th Gay Easter Parade Raises Over $23,000 for Food For Friends, Total Charity Donations Now Over $170,000; GEP's 11th Annual Spring Fever Raises $4,097 @ 4 Seasons in Metairie; GEP's 14th Purple Party Raises $4,087 @ The Double Play (see Page-4) (continued on 8)

celebrazzi: celebrations paparazzi-12th Purple Party, 4th Bunnies In The Big Easy (see Page-6)

snap paparazzi: GEP’s 14th Purple Party raises $4,087 for Food For Friends @ Double Play (see Page-14)

snap paparazzi: GEP’s 11th Spring Fever Extravaganza raises $4,097 for Food For Friends (see Page-16)

the "official" dish: 14th Gay Easter Parade Rolls March 31 through the French Quarter, 14th Purple Party March 23 @ Double Play, 4th Bunnies in The Big Easy Good Friday, March 29 (see Page-4) (continued on 6) 12th Drag Extravaganza raises $5,000 for GEP/Food For Friends

celebrazzi: Celebrations Paparazzi (see Page-10)

snap paparazzi: 12th Super Star Studded Drag Extravaganza raises $5,000 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Oz (see Page-12)

snap paparazzi: 12th Drag Extravaganza’s "Man I Feel Like A Woman Put Lord King Pat Johnson in Drag" auction raises $1,429 for GEP/Food For Friends @ Oz (see Page-32)

the "official" dish: 12th Super Star Studded Drag Extravaganza set for March 9 @ Oz, 11th Annual Spring Fever Extravaganza March 16 @ 4 Seasons in Metairie (see Page-4) (continued on 6 & 8) Gay Easter Parade Carriages Going Fast!, Last 2 Gay Easter Parade Fundraisers,3rd Sponsorship Party Raises $6,725 for Gay Easter Parade & Food For Friends, 5th Eggstravaganza raises $2,217 for GEP/Food For Friends

celebrazzi: Celebrations Paparazzi (see Page-14)

snap paparazzi: 3rd Sponsorship Party raises $6,725 for Gay Easter Parade/Food For Friends @ Cutter’s  (see Page-18)

snap paparazzi: Gay Easter Parade’s 5th Eggstravaganza raises $2,217 for Food For Friends @ Michael’s On The Park (see Page-32)

the "official" dish: 3rd Sponsors Party & 5th Eggstravaganza Kick Off Gay Easter Parade Festivities benefiting Food for Friends (see Page-4)

the "official" dish: Tommy Elias & Starr Daniels Chosen as Easter Grand Marshals XIV by GEP BoardTommy Elias & Starr Daniels Chosen as Easter Grand Marshals XIV by GEP Board (see Page-6, continued on Page-8)

Past Easter Parades

Accommodations & Lodging
For Parade Information, contact Rip Naquin-Delain
info@gayeasterparade.com
or call 504.522.8049
Official Gay Easter Parade
828-A Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3137


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