Monday, 25 February 2013
Well it’s almost here again! Australia’s biggest parade; the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
I know some of you out there will be thinking “oh no, not again”; all those marching boys, drag queens and dykes on bikes.
But if you don’t like the sound of it then don’t go, simple as that.
Every time I go I have fun meeting people who come from all walks of life and from locations here, interstate and overseas.
They’re all in Sydney to see the spectacle and enjoy the feeling of everyone getting along together for at least one night a year – straight or gay.
If you’ve never been, go this year and have a look, it’s all a bit of fun – I guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face!
Sure there are some naughty bits, but nothing I’ve seen is offensive.
Those that argue that it stereotypes gays and lesbians could also argue that the rugby league grand finals or boxing matches stereotype straight people!
Seriously though, it’s the ONLY night of the year when those of us in the minority get to have a real voice – and put on a bloody good show at the same time.
Most of the massive crowd that line the parade route is heterosexual, but from what I’ve observed it shows that we humans can all get along and have a great time together.
Make sure you don’t miss this incredible event – and you can get all the gossip on 2Day FM on Saturday afternoon when we become ’2Gay FM’ and Ellie Mobbs is made an honourary lesbian for the show!
We’ll be interviewing headline act at the giant after-party, Eurovision star Loreen, and chatting with Delta who’s also on the bill and the organisers who will be giving you tips on best vantage points.
Keep an eye out for the Marriage Equality float and make sure you give Jason and I a wave!
The parade starts at 7:45pm, but make sure you get there early to get the best views.
Watch out for Delta at the after party, I believe you will see another side to her that will blow you away.
I know it’s a cliche, but as they say “Happy Mardi Gras”!