Volume 23/Issue 16/2005

The legendary bar baroness, Kitty Blackwell, accepts the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 18th annual Gay Appreciation Awards Gala hosted at Body & Soul in New Orleans. The event raised $2,878 for the William Fanning Foundation, affectionately known as Buzzy's Boys & Girls. (Photo: Former Lifetime Achievement Award recipient's Donnie Jay, Marty Curtin & Koo Gaffney, GAA Board member's Lisa Beaumann & Marsha Naquin-Delain, 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kitty Blackwell, GAA Board member Teryl-Lynn Foxx & former Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Steve Mettner.


Ambush welcomes back Wood Enterprises' own Tom Wood and GM Ken Grandpre whose businesses will now be featured in every edition of this publication on the Back Cover and Page 3. Cafe Lafitte in Exile, Good Friends Bar, Rawhide 2010 and the Clover Grill are among the best hot spots in the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.




Former Southern Decadence Grand Marshal Donnie Jay joins fellow SDGM and Phoenix Bar Baron Jamie Temple, and Ambush's Phyllis Denmark, for the huge 23rd anniversary show celebrating the 23 year history of Leather Bar of the Year, the Phoenix, in New Orleans.



Richard, Don and former Krewe of Mwindo Captain Evans, toast the memory of Queen Mwindo V Willie Hymes at Orlando's Society Page in New Orleans. Evans was captain for the 5th Mwindo Ball and as such, named Willie Queen.




The cast of Oz New Orleans - Lisa Beaumann, Coca, Bianca Del Rio, Amber Nicole Welch and Vivica Devereaux, along with manager Justin, bid farewell to Teryl-Lynn Foxx (2nd from left) at her farewell performance during last Wednesday's Show Night at Show Bar of the Year Oz.



Ervin celebrated his 83rd birthday on July 13 at Cutter’s in New Orleans, raising $125
in cash while collecting numerous cans and needy supplies for Food for Friends, his favorite charity, under the direction of the NO/AIDS Task Force.

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