Happy Mardi Gras.

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February 28, 2014

So it’s that time of year again. It’s Mardi Gras this weekend and Sydney is going to abuzz with Gays a hitting the streets and the sheets. Sadly this year I am not joining the festivities. I have a big change coming up and I am trying to save as many of my pennies as I can. Mardi Gras is always a time of celebration and controvery. Last years celebrations…


Melbourne Pride march 2014.

February 2, 2014

Today Melbourne Celebrated Pride march to end the Midsumma festival and celebrate diversity here in my home city. I was asked to march with some friends of mine and support Moira which provides disability support services. It’s also a great chance to snap some shots of Melbourne LGBT community to show to the rest of you who may be reading from elsewhere in the world. It felt especially important this…


Mardi Gras, one week on and we need to take a good look at ourselves.

March 9, 2013

A few days ago I wrote about the apparent uses of excessive force by police at Mardi Gras this year. The furore was sparked when a video was posted on youtube of a young man in handcuffs being thrown violently to the ground and then being stood on by a police officer. Other allegations of heavy handed police tactics have also surfaced. There is no doubt that the actions of…


Police brutality at Sydney Mardi Gras?

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March 6, 2013

WARNING THIS VIDEO DOES CONTAIN STRONG VIOLENCE  Last night I tweeted and shared a video of an incident at the Sydney Mardi Gras. The video appears to show a young man under arrest being detained by police. Whilst the video does not provide any insight in to what happened before the filming or the reasons why the young man was being arrested it is clear that the young man is distressed…


The Mardi Gras 2012 Wrap up.

You know you have had fun when you come home with a cold and a bag full of dirty clothes. This years Sydney Mardi Gras was so much fun that I wish every day could be Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras Festival actually runs over two weeks and the Parade and the Party are the culmination of 2 weeks of cultural events and parties. Being a Melbourne Lad I was…

March 6, 2012


OMG I feel like a school girl at Prom. MARDI GRAS IS HERE. yep the excitement has kicked in and the big day is here. We have been partying for the last couple of nights soaking up some Sydney Hospitality and now the big day has arrived. It has been wet and windy for 3 days but that hasn’t dampened out spirits. I had wanted to spend the last couple…

March 3, 2012

Anatomy of a Mardi Gras suitcase.

I packed my bags today for Mardi Gras. It’s always fun to take a step back and look over the items ready to be tucked away. You can get a picture of what the weekend is going to be like. Imagine discovering my bag in a thousand years time. I wonder what they would think. Those of you who like the CSI series will enjoy deciphering what all of this…

February 28, 2012

Watch the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade for Free online!

  This year for the first time the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade will be available to watch for free online. In previous years the Parade has been telecast on Foxtel but this year Mardi Gras is being brought to the world via a website set up by Sydney Mardi Gras and Optus. This years parade and party promises to be a huge event with Kylie Minogue attending and a massive…

February 27, 2012

Count down to awesomeness.

Last year I missed Mardi Gras. With the move back to Melbourne and a few other things going on I simply wasn’t able to get there. This year is different. About a month ago my friends and I started planning our trip up to Sydney and once again I am going to be marching with the lifesavers in the parade. Because we are unable to get to the rehearsals the…

February 26, 2012

Mardi Gras 2012. 3 weeks and counting.

Remember what it was like as a child waiting for your birthday. The butterflies, the endless days staring at the calendar, the sleepless night before hand. Well get set because Gay Christmas here in Australia is only 3 weeks away and the butterflies, crazy gym routines and sleepless nights are about to set it. Yes it’s that time of year again. Summer it seems always ends in the great climax…

February 9, 2012

>Fashion Faux Pas no.5

>I recently read a comment made on facebook by an individual who questioned the validity and relevancy of the Mardi Gras festival. The comment went as follows. Fashion Faux Pas no. 5 Anything Mardi Gras.

These people don’t represent most normal gay men in Australia. The parade has lost touch with it’s original purpose. People who watch the parade aren’t supporters, but more so turn up just to watch the freak…

December 28, 2009