Krewe of Olympus XLV blings its king and queen

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When your organization is almost as old as the modern gay rights movement, you know a thing or two about partying. So it's little wonder that Houston’s Krewe of Olympus crowned its 45th king and queen right.

The predominantly gay Krewe has been doing Mardi Gras since 1970, so bangles, beads and bling were on the roster Saturday at NRG Center during their annual Ball, themed “It’s Magic” this year. As guests impressed during the black tie gala, Walter Broussard and Wend Bennett (top photo) were named King and Queen Olympus XLV.

The event benefited Playhouse Community Theater, Gulf Coast Archive & Museum and Pet Patrol.

Photos by Rob Martinez Photography

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