In this two-part episode, we discuss the history and current state of LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras in New Orleans. First, Roberts Batson and Errol Laborde discuss the founding of gay Carnival balls in the city and some of the struggles the community had to endure in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Then, Rich Collins chats with Tony Leggio about all the costumes, events and pageantry that are a big part of the contemporary LGBTQ+ Carnival season.

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