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VIDEO: Vladimir Putin: The Unwitting Star of Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 1
A two kilometer parade with 10,000 sexual minority marchers and 300,000 LGBT and LGBT allied onlookers is probably the last place in the world that Russian despot and all around hate guy Vladimir Putin would want to find himself.

Muses Parade Kicks Off Big Carnival Weekend

NATIONAL | By Stacey Plaisance | Feb 28
Calling themselves "Glambeaux," the women of Mardi Gras’ Krewe of Musesshook and shimmied their way down city streets, paving the way for a new take on a Carnival tradition more than a century old.

Go for the Food: New Orleans

FOOD/DRINK | By Stacey Plaisance | Feb 20
Visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras? You’ll find hot dog stands galore along the parade routes, but some of the city’s finest fare can also be consumed along St. Charles Avenue, the main drag for th glitziest star-studded processions of Carnival.

Police Brutality at Sydney’s LGBT Mardi Gras Sparks Controversy

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Australian police have been accused of brutality after a video surfaced that shows officers roughly handling a man during the city’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

Mardi Gras in Key West :: February 12, 2013

PHOTO ALBUMS | Feb 21
Duval Street was the place to be on Mardi Gras in the U.S.’s southernmost and wildest town. EDGE’s paparazzo were on hand to capture these photos of the celebration!

A New Generation Hits Mardi Gras New Orleans

By MARY FOSTER | Feb 22
A new generation of parades is hitting the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and they’re throwing away old traditions of big, glitzy floats and celebrity kings and queens for smaller, greener and sometimes naughtier floats with a hipster sensibility.

Hometown Mardi Gras Celebrations Sweep the Nation

HOME | By MELISSA NELSON | Feb 21
Mardi Gras has long been celebrated in U.S. coastal towns from Texas to Florida. And it means big business. "It is more of a regional thing, Mardi Gras is," said Stephen Toomey, whose family started a chain of Alabama-based Mardi Gras stores.

J.Lo and Fergie Add Star Power to Rio Carnival Parade

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Feb 21
As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival parade Sunday, at least a few eyes turned toward the stars, or at least toward the VIP boxes hosting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie.

Just in Time for Carnival: Beginner’s Guide to Rio

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Feb 17
"Brazil is not for beginners," the late, great Brazilian composer Tom Jobim once quipped. Nowhere does the remark hold more true than for the country’s pulsing, chaotic oceanfront metropolis, Rio de Janeiro.

Thousands line Sydney streets for Gay Mardi Gras

NATIONAL | By Kelly Doherty | Mar 5
Australia’s political leaders were lampooned for their opposition to gay marriage as hundreds of thousands of revelers crammed inner Sydney streets Saturday for one of the world’s premier gay and lesbian parades.

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