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?