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

By 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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Want to get involved in Canberra’s Gay Mardi Gras float?
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 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 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 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 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 3:24 pm 07 Oct 11

Classified said :

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

+1

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 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 3:06 pm 07 Oct 11

The whole thing seems kinda gay.

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 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?

Bussie 2:41 pm 07 Oct 11

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

Brindabella 2:34 pm 07 Oct 11

johnboy said :

Worried your suppressed sexuality will get the better of you?

Nope.

johnboy 2:25 pm 07 Oct 11

Worried your suppressed sexuality will get the better of you?

Brindabella 2:22 pm 07 Oct 11

What’s the specific date for this event? Need to make sure my tickets out of Canberra coincide!

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