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Topic: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JeepBoy
Posted 2007-03-01 10:10:29 and read 1511 times.

Hey everyone,

It's that time of year again for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the biggest event on any G&L peoples callender worldwide.

Your thoughts and well wishes are asked of this thread.

Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!!

jeepboy

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JAL777
Posted 2007-03-01 10:12:47 and read 1511 times.

Wasn't mardi gras last week?  Confused

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: Aussie18
Posted 2007-03-01 10:22:34 and read 1502 times.

This event gives shame to Sydney!

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: QFA380
Posted 2007-03-01 10:25:51 and read 1500 times.

Quoting JAL777 (Reply 1):

This Mardi Gras is different.

Here's what Wikipedia has.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JeepBoy
Posted 2007-03-01 11:31:26 and read 1486 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

May I ask why this event gives shame to Sydney?


jb

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: QFA380
Posted 2007-03-01 11:47:02 and read 1474 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Oh, so its shameful to inject millions into the economy, or is it shameful for people to have fun (not only gays)? Come on, this is the 2nd biggest party Australia see (behind NYE) and its shameful?

People like you should be baned.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: FlashFlyGuy
Posted 2007-03-01 12:18:40 and read 1465 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Yes, please do enlighten us on how it brings shame to Sydney.

We took the kids a few years ago to watch it. Would go again, except I'm not into crowds too much and standing for so long anymore.

No shame in bringing in the $$$, which is what this event does. Try getting a hotel room in the city area itself over the next few nights and especially Saturday night. IMPOSSIBLE.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: EasternSon
Posted 2007-03-01 15:10:11 and read 1439 times.

I can label the Mardi Gras in Sydney as one of the best times I have ever had - twice.

I'm from the New York area, and have been to the NYE celebration there. I thought that was a crazy good time until I spent an afternoon on Oxford Street watching the parade. I hope I can bring the wife down to Oz for the next one.

The only shame is that it doesn't happen in every city in the world. It's too good a time to be kept so far away.

Happy Mardi Gras.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: MaverickM11
Posted 2007-03-01 16:23:32 and read 1430 times.

Quoting JeepBoy (Thread starter):
Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Isn't that redundant? Kinda like tacky Mardi Gras  Silly?

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: ConcordeBoy
Posted 2007-03-01 16:25:50 and read 1430 times.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 3):
This Mardi Gras is different.

Well...

1) it's a 2ndrate imitation of the real things (both true Mardi Gras, and Southern Decadence)
2) it isn't on Tuesday

...so yeah, quite different  Wink

[Edited 2007-03-01 16:26:37]

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JeepBoy
Posted 2007-03-02 08:39:31 and read 1342 times.

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 6):
No shame in bringing in the $$$, which is what this event does. Try getting a hotel room in the city area itself over the next few nights and especially Saturday night. IMPOSSIBLE.

It's so difficult to get accomodation that I am hosting 4 of my Melbourne friends this year as they couldn't find affordable accomodation.

I can't wait! I have a mate marching in the parade and he is HOT HOT HOT!

js

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: Bill142
Posted 2007-03-02 13:55:19 and read 1328 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Maybe once upon a time when it was actually a protest for gay and lesbian rights, but it has become much more then that now. Sydney clearly embraces its gay and lesbian community, a fact proven by the interest that this event creates.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2007-03-02 14:07:09 and read 1327 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

you born in the 1950's? if you've not been educated about tolerance then now is a terrific time to go learn a thing or ten.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JeepBoy
Posted 2007-03-03 05:00:12 and read 1280 times.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
Maybe once upon a time when it was actually a protest for gay and lesbian rights, but it has become much more then that now. Sydney clearly embraces its gay and lesbian community, a fact proven by the interest that this event creates.

*yay*

js

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: VHXLR8
Posted 2007-03-03 05:03:50 and read 1279 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

People like you give shame to Sydney, and indeed, the entire country.

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: Aussie18
Posted 2007-03-03 12:28:20 and read 1258 times.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 5):
People like you should be baned.

We are all entitled to speak our opinions(freedom of speech) so why should i be banned for saying mine young boy,do you think everyone agrees with what you say all the time?
Maybe you should use your brain before you post.

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 14):
People like you give shame to Sydney, and indeed, the entire country.

Yes and im sure some of personal opinions of Australia would bring shame aswell.

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 6):
Yes, please do enlighten us on how it brings shame to Sydney.

Okay maybe my statement at first was abit hard pressed.
Personally i have nothing against Gays or Lesbians but this event is getting worse each year with Drugs and Violence thats occurs after this event.
I have been myself to Mardi Gras myself with girlfriend(Ex Now) and mates and did enjoy it but few years ago i had a mate who got bashed but group of pissed guys for their own fun and enjoyment pretty much .....pretty much drunken trouble makers ruining the event......Ive seen fights after the event where people who go to watch event turn into trouble makers and begin to ruin the event.
Drugs are quite prominent their(And basically anywhere i know)and its getting worse each year with amount and type of drugs aswell you can get there.

Okay this event economic and quite popular around the globe but the event is starting to become overshadowed by crime that occurs while the event is hosted.

My own personal opinion from what ive witnessed and heard...... bouncy 

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: JeepBoy
Posted 2007-03-04 08:28:48 and read 1215 times.

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 15):
Okay maybe my statement at first was abit hard pressed.
Personally i have nothing against Gays or Lesbians but this event is getting worse each year with Drugs and Violence thats occurs after this event.
I have been myself to Mardi Gras myself with girlfriend(Ex Now) and mates and did enjoy it but few years ago i had a mate who got bashed but group of pissed guys for their own fun and enjoyment pretty much .....pretty much drunken trouble makers ruining the event......Ive seen fights after the event where people who go to watch event turn into trouble makers and begin to ruin the event.
Drugs are quite prominent their(And basically anywhere i know)and its getting worse each year with amount and type of drugs aswell you can get there.

I'd like you to back those comments with some concrete evidence. Mardi Gras has always proved to be an event that is relatively crime free and an event that everyone in Sydney enjoys. The police reports showed 11 people arrested for a street event of over 300,000 people. All of those arrested were straight and for dissorderly conduct.

Mardi Gras brings out the best in everyone (except for a minuscule minorty) and is a celebration of Gay Sydney, Australian Culture and the diversity of our communities. EVERYONE is represented and everyone has fun.

The afterparties are still rocking on!

lol

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!


jb

Topic: RE: Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Username: Highpeaklad
Posted 2007-03-05 02:17:51 and read 1179 times.

Glad you've had a good one. I was there a few years ago and had a great time. Sydney is a fantastic city, it was great sipping champagne in the jacuzzi on the roof of the Old Sydney holiday Inn at midnight with the Bridge behind me looking across circular quay to the Opera house.
Happy memories I hope to repeat sometimes.

Chris


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