Want to get involved in Canberra’s Gay Mardi Gras float?

johnboy 7 October 2011 24

gay mardi gras. photo by Jeremy Vandel CC BY

Dougal has sent this note in to us which will be of interest to some of you:

Capital Queers announces “Festival of FUN-draising”

The Capital Queers are excited to announce that this year in aid of raising funds for our Mardi-Gras Parade float entry for 2012 we will be holding an entire festival of events! The first fabulous event titled ‘Fandangle’ will be an evening of cocktails, tapas, live music and burlesque and will include the launch and announcement of the theme for our float in the parade, by The Hon Andrew Barr! Watch your local cafe windows for our promotional posters and detail of the event.

Fandangle will be followed up by three more events including the “Q&A Queer and Awesome Trivia Spectacular”, the “Drag out ya Sausage Family Fun and Picnic Day” and the “Keep on Marching” – uniform themed dance celebration. All will be held spaced out in the lead up to Mardi-Gras.

Also look out for our stand at Spring Out Fair Day where you’ll be able to find out more about all our upcoming events and also be able to signup to participate in the 2012 Mardi-Gras parade as part of our fabulous float!

fan dangle

[Photo by Jeremy Vandel, CC BY]


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24 Responses to Want to get involved in Canberra’s Gay Mardi Gras float?
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peterepete peterepete 8:38 pm 08 Oct 11

Perhaps a dress rehearsal in Canberra is the go? Raise funds while doing laps of your favourite runway

Deref Deref 4:17 pm 08 Oct 11

Dracon388 said :

Deref – thanks for the support mate, I might see if we can get an open donations line running in the next few weeks.

Great – let us know here if you do.

fabforty fabforty 10:31 am 08 Oct 11

It really sounds like fun. I hope to get involved, at least in the trivia night.

I have only ever been to one mardi gras and it was just spectacular.

Dracon 388, I hope it is a huge success. Please post some photos of the float.

yellowsnow yellowsnow 1:32 am 08 Oct 11

Dracon388 said :

Drag queens cooking your meat, whats not to love? 😉 😉

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LOL!! Indeed

yellowsnow yellowsnow 1:29 am 08 Oct 11

I-filed said :

The new federal government intersex policy for passport holders would be a cool theme!

But how to translate government policy into a float? Or a dance routine? I guess this is one of those diabolical policy dilemmas the govt often talks about. We need a summit on this asap.

yellowsnow yellowsnow 12:46 am 08 Oct 11

Let’s just hope it’s not held the same weekend as Sumernats.

Dracon388 Dracon388 11:41 pm 07 Oct 11

Deref – thanks for the support mate, I might see if we can get an open donations line running in the next few weeks.

dungfungus – we can’t get any government funding sadly, its all from the communities pockets, but if the turnout is good we’re set to have a half decent float this year which will be a nice change for a canberra group.

classified – thats kinda the point, but hilariously this fundraising night is pretty straight, gorgeous women burlesque dancing for you, whats not to love?

poetix – Drag queens cooking your meat, whats not to love? 😉 😉

johnboy – thanks for the post!

We’re on facebook if anyone wants us “Capital Queers”

^_^

<3

I-filed I-filed 9:48 pm 07 Oct 11

The new federal government intersex policy for passport holders would be a cool theme!

Deref Deref 7:10 pm 07 Oct 11

Spykler said :

Deref said :

Classified said :

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

😀

I’ll donate a couple bucks. We should support Canberra’s entry.

So you’re behind this all the way?

😀 In a straight way, definitely.

poetix poetix 6:43 pm 07 Oct 11

I’m betting that the theme is family rights. Lots of Penny Wongs on the float. Anyone care for a wager?

Perhaps my sense of humour is compromised, but the title of the ‘Drag out ya Sausage Family Fun and Picnic Day’ (not the idea of the event, just the name) strikes me as a little strange. People who drag out their sausages near my family will be told to fork off.

Spykler Spykler 6:40 pm 07 Oct 11

Deref said :

Classified said :

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

😀

I’ll donate a couple bucks. We should support Canberra’s entry.

So you’re behind this all the way?

dungfungus dungfungus 6:23 pm 07 Oct 11

This would have to be some sort of “special event” for Canberra, no?
So, is Andrew Barr going to dip into his bottomless special events fund to help it along?

toriness toriness 6:21 pm 07 Oct 11

Brindabella said :

johnboy said :

Worried your suppressed sexuality will get the better of you?

Nope.

just good old plain homophobe then?

Deref Deref 6:06 pm 07 Oct 11

Classified said :

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

😀

I’ll donate a couple bucks. We should support Canberra’s entry.

LootenPlunder LootenPlunder 3:24 pm 07 Oct 11

Classified said :

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

+1

00davist 00davist 3:20 pm 07 Oct 11

Brindabella said :

johnboy said :

Worried your suppressed sexuality will get the better of you?

Nope.

It’s very VERY suppressed you see!

Oh, and Brindabella, no need to book return tickets!

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 3:19 pm 07 Oct 11

Why don’t they just do what they did the previous year? Oh, that’s what all the Mardi Gras participants already do year after year. Yawn.

Classified Classified 3:06 pm 07 Oct 11

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

luther_bendross luther_bendross 2:53 pm 07 Oct 11

Bussie said :

The Mardi Gras parade is in Sydney dumbarse. This is a party to raise funds for a Canberra float in said parade.

I assumed he wanted to get out of Canberra to ensure he’s in Oxford St wearing pleather that night.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:52 pm 07 Oct 11

Brindabella said :

johnboy said :

Worried your suppressed sexuality will get the better of you?

Nope.

So … why would you want to leave Canberra then?

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