Southern Decadence- #145

Southern Decadence

Today’s episode is about Southern Decadence and the wider topic of gay New Orleans.


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, whose new book Economy Hall has been called “lyrical and mysterious and always captivating” by the New York Times.

Author Fatima Shaik follows the civil rights pioneers of Economy Hall through landmark events—from the Haitian Revolution to the birth of jazz—that shaped New Orleans and the United States. Visit Hall to learn more.

Liz Wood

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.

That’s where Liz Wood comes in.

Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality.

Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage.

While you are working with Liz you need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy at Gulf Coast and let him help you get everything in place. That’s what we did on our recent refi and it was as smooth as could be. Links in the show notes. Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank


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Both of these books are well worth the read, both for their insight into gay New Orleans as well as to better understand the oppression and disparate treatment.

Frank’s book Southern Decadence in New Orleans
Bobby’s book Tinderbox
64 Parishesmagazine

Previous Episodes

Upstairs Lounge Fire – EP 66
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List of All Beyond Bourbon Street Partners & Sponsors

Liz Wood Realty
NOLA T-Shirt Club
Bienville Capital
Workplace Solutions
Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Honey Island Kayak Tours
The Occasional Wife
NOLA Boards
Access Strength
Old 77 Hotel
Sweet Olive Soap Works
New Orleans Architecture Tours)
Slice Pizzeria

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