Mardi Gras / World Pride (Part Two)

“Why is the parade going THAT way?”, my colleague and friend, Sam asked me last night, as we tried to make our way through Surry Hills. We were both a bit discombobulated, after taking part in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Even though I have lived in the area for almost thirty years, we had both completely lost our sense of direction. “This is like the 90s in terms of crowd size all over again”, I said to Sam to explain my directional confusion.… Read the rest “Mardi Gras / World Pride (Part Two)”

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017

“The last time I went to the party, I saw YOU there”, I said to a colleague this week, in response to the question about my plans for Mardi Gras. “Oh that was a long time ago”, she responded. Though they say you’re only as old as you feel, I definitely feel too old for the party. Sweaty. Crowded. Noisy. Or perhaps another way of looking at it is I don’t actually have any friends who would want to go with me, even if I did.… Read the rest “Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017”