As we head into Mardi Gras season in Sydney, and in particular the fortieth anniversary (though strictly speaking, it's half way through the year), I thought I'd re-share an earlier post from 2016. I recently had an email from someone interested in the oral history project I had been involved in back in 1998, celebrating … Continue reading Memories Of Mardi Gras 1978
It was a beautiful spring day in Sydney: perfect weather for the first Marriage Equality rally since the plebiscite was confirmed. Current estimates: 30,000 people. Here are some photographs.
"What's your name? Are you German or something?", I was asked by the bloke who sat down beside me offering me a beer. He was part of a larger group of men and women sitting at the adjoining table at Eskilstuna Pride. When planning my travel to Sweden, Eskilstuna was very much an afterthought. I'd … Continue reading Eskilstuna Pride
If I think about all of the things which have happened in terms of gay life in Lismore during my lifetime, there's a lot to reflect upon. As a teenager, I remember the homophobic editorials of Jim Brigginshaw, Editor of "The Northern Star". I remember doing a school project, aged 16, where I was part … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch
I recently had an email from someone interested in the oral history project I had been involved in back in 1998, celebrating twenty years since the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Although I have a copy somewhere in my extensive CD collection, I needed to touch base with my friends Glen and Greig … Continue reading Memories Of Mardi Gras 1978
Years ago I remember watching a really fantastic documentary about the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras called, Feed Them to the Cannibals. As I recall, the title was a reference to the words of an Australian government official, who was asked what he thought should be done with those engaging in homosexual behaviour in … Continue reading Croc-a-Dyke Dundee