and some of the highlights were:
the theme of gay parenting - as a response to recent prime ministerial blusterings about lesbians and access to birth programs, there were a series of wonderful groups leading the parade, including pink flamingos (they deliver the gay babies, y’know), parents and friends of Lesbians and gays, and children of gay parents (organised by the kids themselves). A huge bunch of happy laughing, loving people who make those old men in Canberra look nasty and petty.
several marching/dancing groups, including (listening, Esprix?) about seventy gay asian men, in red loincloths, buffed from the gym, but in a slender, sensual asian way, dancing in precise unison all the way up the street.
also marching, the collection of gay military members, with international participants, who gave a very different meaning to “present arms”
The gay football team (real), whose slogan seems to be “pass the ball, bitch!”
But andygirl and Anthracite - not enough sensational women! Sure, the dykes on bikes were sexy and scary as always, and their wussy sisters, dykes on trikes were suitably cute. But apart from the phalanx of Wonder Woman look-alikes (her 60th anniversary this year, y’know - Great Hera!)there weren’t so many impressive women’s groups as usual.
We had a great time at the party, dancing, chatting to old friends, staring at others, and being stared at ourselves, at got home about 9.30 am, boy still on his leash.
Still feel tired - but thought you might like to know. Flying back to Melbourne tomorrow night.
big_yellow is absolutely right - you gotta see it in the flesh, and interact with the participants!Try for it folks… Thanks for the link **Spider lady **, and that wasn’t you in that green web-shaped costume, was it? Freyr I’ll let everyone know when links of parade pics are up somewhere.
[sub]I love youse all**