Happy Mardi Gras
Sydney is filled with wonderful feathered and sequined folk brimming with excitement and preparing for Mardi Gras. The energy in the city is palpable and the visual feast of sexy people in all shapes and sizes is nothing short of splendid.
The city has enjoyed a month long arts and culture festival that has embraced and celebrated the many facets of the GLBTQI community from film festivals through art exhibitions to spoken word and the fabulous Fair Day. Google have even provided rainbow menus if you search for anything to do with Mardi Gras! It has been wonderful seeing community united, celebrated and safe to express identity. That has brought so much joy to many, including myself.
Mardi Gras started out as a gay rights march down the streets of Sydney and has progressed to encompass the GLBTQI community and those that support them. To me it has always been a celebration of sexual freedom and sexual expression. It is a very big part of my Sydney landscape and it has been the time of the year that I am most homesick when I have lived away from Sydney.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Mardi Gras, may you all express yourselves wonderfully, celebrate both who you are and the wonderful diversity we have around us.
With Love and Sparkles