Southern Decadence Parades with Pride

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Paraders stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter on Sunday during the 2015 Southern Decadence Parade. Decadence, known as the Gay Mardi Gras, occurs annually beginning the Wednesday before Labor Day and ending the following Sunday. Photo credit: Linda Hexter

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Paraders stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter on Sunday during the 2015 Southern Decadence Parade. Decadence, known as the Gay Mardi Gras, occurs annually beginning the Wednesday before Labor Day and ending the following Sunday. Photo credit: Linda Hexter

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Paraders with Donald Trump themed outfits stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter on Sunday during the 2015 Southern Decadence Parade. Decadence, known as the Gay Mardi Gras, occurs annually beginning the Wednesday before Labor Day and ending the following Sunday. Photo credit: Linda Hexter

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Paraders stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter on Sunday during the 2015 Southern Decadence Parade. Decadence, known as the Gay Mardi Gras, occurs annually beginning the Wednesday before Labor Day and ending the following Sunday. Photo credit: Linda Hexter

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Paraders stroll down Royal Street in the French Quarter on Sunday during the 2015 Southern Decadence Parade. Decadence, known as the Gay Mardi Gras, occurs annually beginning the Wednesday before Labor Day and ending the following Sunday. Photo credit: Linda Hexter