Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Sydney

Dykes on bikes...there sure were a lot of them!

Dykes on bikes…there sure were a lot of them!

This past weekend we checked out Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebration, which is basically the city’s version of the gay pride parade. With over 10,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators it’s a real spectacle that rivals the likes of New York and San Francisco. However, unlike what I’ve seen anywhere else, it’s really viewed as a community event. Regardless of whether or you’re gay or straight, people seem to support it. There were signs in every coffee shop and restaurant wishing people a happy Mardi Gras (and not just in the hip neighborhoods). (more…)