Rainbow Footpath on Sydney's Oxford Street

Loreen Made Me Come Out

They've painted a rainbow pedestrian crossing at Sydney's Taylor Square to celebrathe Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Apparently it cost a lot of money, and thus it's been controversial according to the newspapers today. I have no idea if the story is true or not, and therefore have no valid opinions on the matter. But…

Mardi Gras Parade 2011

If you were to identify a "glory time" for Mardi Gras, in terms of crowds, you would have to say it was the 1990s. Every year, it seemed, there were claims of "record crowds". Every year, it seemed, the number of parade participants increased, and so did the number of people watching. The parade route…

Christmas on Oxford Street

"It's like being in a Latvian gay bar on a Tuesday night", was the text message I sent to Graeme about being in Palms earlier tonight. And I should know, after all I went to one on my trip last year. It was an occasion when, literally, they opened the bar and turned on the…