It’s Mardi Gras, and Sydney is gay for a day. Here’s some extra little tidbits for all you stirrers.
President Obama explains why he’s weighing in on Prop 8 at the Supreme Court.
Australian Council for Social Services tells the politicians to get real on discrimination and gay rights.
My show on Joy, The Rainbow Report, this week covered the stoush over the Bairnsdale Advertiser, the banning of a queer film from MQFF, Daniel Witthaus new gay education venture NICHE, and intersex icon Tony Briffa’s problems getting a birth certificate, and a marriage licence. As the Community Broadcasting Association podcast site is again failing to load, here’s the podcast.
Ivan Hinton, my co-worker on Rainbows Over Margaret Court Arena and now VP PLFAG Capital Region, gives the PM a sobering reminder of why Mardi Gras still matters.
Anthony Callea opens mouth, inserts foot and shoots, complaining it’s bizarre that gay people have to come out, ‘cos straights don’t. As one Facebook commenter succinctly put it, assimilationist bullshit. As I put it, stick to singing, Tone.
Happy Mardi Gras!!