PHOTOS: New Orleans gets decadent for the 46th year in a row

Thousands of people braved the heat and humidity for the 46th annual Southern Decadence in New Orleans over the holiday weekend. The streets in the French Quarter were packed with musclebound men, beautiful women, drag queens, go-go boys in speedos, hotties in harnesses, revelers, rabble rousers, and a few antigay street preachers for good measure.

If you haven’t experienced the insanity and jubilance that is Southern Decadence, then you are truly missing out. Luckily, it’ll all happen again next year. In the mean time, we’ve gathered some photos from this year’s celebration.

Scroll down for some of our favorite images…

Highlighters & High Standards 🎨 #southerndecadence

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Southern Decadence 🌈🦄💜💙💚💛❤️#southerndecadence #parading #nolasundays

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Southern Decadence Parade #southerndecadence #nola #frenchquarter #pride

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Our parades are always this decadent. Happy Southern Decadence, New Orleans! #followyournola

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#southerndecadence #neworleans #lgbtq #portraitphotography

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Shook on so many levels by what I saw here at #southerndecadence📿🔮

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Tasty… #southerndecadence

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#domtops #southerndecadence #unicornbears #bourbonpride

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I die for G O L D ⚱️ #southerndecadence

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Southern decadence #nola #southerndecadence #gay #gaybro #instagay #gayinsta #gaysnap

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Sunday Funday, NOLA-style! #hotAF

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Related: Southern Decadence Is Not The Only Great Gay New Orleans Festival. It’s Just The Start

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