About 10.45am on Friday, I received the following text message from a friend and former colleague. "Watching you on tv xxx move out from behind Nat where do I buy merch?" Shortly afterwards, she added, "Ps I'm in WA forgot time difference". If you look closely at the video below, you'll see me as a … Continue reading Mardi Gras
NOTE: This article is under constant revision, as new bits and pieces of information come to light. If you have any further bits and pieces of information to add, please contribute in the comments below. I'll never forget the first words Colin Anderson ever said to me. Colin was Head of Drama at Charles Sturt … Continue reading Wagga Wagga Gays and Lesbians (early 90s)
I spent an hour or so this evening at the State Library of NSW. There were a few old newspaper articles I was interested in, as part of a story I'm writing for this blog. During the early 1990s, I was one of a number of people who cofounded the Riverina Gay and Lesbian Social … Continue reading A Wagga boys story
"Do you think I could live in Wagga?", a friend asked me via text a few months ago. Enthusiastically, I told her yes. I have many fond memories of my time living in Wagga in the early 1990s. Although she's lived in the city - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney - for most of the … Continue reading Wagga Wagga : Then and Now
“It’s all going so fast”, I said to my colleague to the left of me. We were walking / marching / dancing along Oxford Street, as part of the "ABC Pride" float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Even though ABC Pride is a staff-led initiative (it was not an “official” ABC float), … Continue reading ABC Pride in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
"Is that it? Is that all there is?", I overhead some visitors say, a bit surprised at how "short" this year's Tropical Fruits Street Parade was. I was a little inclined to agree, as I remembered the last parade I attended seemed to be a little larger, and there were more people on the streets … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Street Parade
I felt like a double-agent as I sat and quietly had a beer at one of the local pubs in Lismore this afternoon. It's a pub which has been traditionally a very "working man's pub", but which seems to have embraced the LBTIQ+ Tropical Fruits celebration this year, with lots of rainbow flags. They also … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Or Not?