Tonight is Sydney’s Mardi Gras. I’ll be hosting the Sideshow Glam Stands again with my mate Andrew Mercado. We basically do a running commentary for the event to about 2000 people who have bought seats in grandstands lining the route. they get food, toilets and commentators and all the money goes towards producing Mardi Gras. Most people know the parade but Sydney has a 2 week LGBTQI festival that includes theatre, events, art, picnics, tourist welcome parties, a parade and a parade after party. It is wonderful and I extend the welcome to you all next year for the 2018 40th Anniversary. It is going to be the biggest, brightest and best yet.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS 2017
Here I am arriving last year on the back of a Dyke’s On Bikes motor bike. One of my life highlights.
I know, you only care what fragrance I’ll be wearing tonight. I need it to last 10+ hours, smell great from beginning to end and be a comfortable ride. Though I may change my mind I’m thinking a bit fat overspritz of Jessica Simpson’s Fancy Nights.
So wherever you are, whatever sex you feel happiest with or being I want to wish you all a Happy Mardi Gras 2017.
This is the story of Escuela Caribe, an evangelical Christian reform school that kidnaps young adults and through abuse and regimentation tries to change them. I am appalled and so sad for these kids, imagine your parents feeling that this is the answer to homosexuality instead of love and acceptance. I’m sorry but I see very little of Jesus in the actions of the adults here. There is nothing scarier than evil done in the name of good. My memory of Jesus teachings was to love yourself, your brother, neighbour, family, the world and everything in it. LOVE everybody and let God judge.
Sorry if this is preachy or offensive to anyone. I think that this should be known about and talked about and stopped.
Sometimes the world makes me so sad that I’m left feeling absolutely helpless: awash and drowning in the sadness caused by this kind of horror.
Thank you Tamsin Simmill for bringing this movie to my attention.