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A collection of community posts, special announcements, and online content

it’s basically the blog.

 
The Ace Hotel New Orleans presents CAKE 2019

This year The Ace Hotel New Orleans hosted CAKE 2019 a party during Southern Decadence celebrating and promoting QTPOC+ artists and performers through their private music venue The Three Keys. This year’s line up consisted of Happy Hours, dance sets, speakers and live podcast festivals, featured performers, as well as burlesque and other performers with a diverse skill sets. Below you will find photographs from this year’s featured events.

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Charles Champagne
National Coming Out Day

In 2012, I was in my first college art class, ART 1011 2-D Design. Around that time I was at a breaking point with my self-confidence and self-identity. So, I decided to use my final art project as an opportunity to not only come out to my friends and family, but to also come out to myself.

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Charles Champagne
Photo Gallery: The Queerative Market 2018

On Saturday, June 16 LEUR Magazine hosted our second-annual queer arts festival during the Baton Rouge Pride Festival held at the Raising Canes River Center. Arts Fest celebrates local queer artists and makers and allows them to showcase their work to the pride festival attendees.

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Charles Champagne
To Be Soft

A few days before these pictures were taken I was inspired by a line from Rupi Kaur, "to be soft, is to be powerful". This shoot, I believe, embodies this line. I aimed to capture the power alongside the softness of each person. Between the incredible bathtub, the swirls of flowers, and the ethereal milk, every photo felt like it was straight out of a dream.
 

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Charles Champagne