“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?
"Does anyone know the last time there was a drag show here at the Newtown Hotel?", Minnie Cooper asked the crowd tonight. Instantly, my friend Graeme and I knew the answer. On a Sunday afternoon in November 2007, Graeme and I were due to catch up for a beer, but to our surprise, the night … Continue reading Newtown Hotel Drag
I can't decide if I was more angry or more sad (I was both), as a few of the speakers at a talk I attended this morning spoke about "faking disability". Something I didn't know about until this morning's talk, was that if you go through some "stock photograph" libraries, you can actually find groups … Continue reading Stock Photographs