The Sydney Mardi Gras has a special place in my heart, sure I do enjoy the flamboyant costumes, the a sense of pride for individuality and expressing ones self. But it was four years ago, one of mates from Perth moved to Sydney and the Mardi Gras was our first Sydney event to celebrate her being here.
It became a tradition, amongst all the other odd things we do – like eating ‘choice tops’ overtime we go see a musical. This year we celebrated all things camp and fabulous at the Rainbow Lounge Pre-Parade Party at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. We enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the parade starting line and had access to College Street to get up close and personal with the parade.
Event included free flowing wine and bubbles by Down the Lane, delicious canapes, $5 house spirits, rocking DJ, and Drag Queen hosts. These ladies were sure to impress by the gorgeous gowns, tall legs and sassy attitude that warrants air kisses.
We burnt the dance floor to Kylie, hit the GIF booth with outrageous props and snapchat the evening with copious amount to selfies.
On a serious note, I had noticed the massive support and awareness of Australian Marriage Equality. Every Australian deserve a fair go and should be treated equally under the law. Who are we to say ‘sorry, you can’t marry the one person you love’.
At the parade there was a Equality campaign float and good on them! Celebrating all couples’ love and commitment, and affirming the equity under the law will bring joy, security, to feel connected to thousands of Australians and their families.
Marriage is something we Australian value and respect and we all should have the opportunity to do so. We want every child to grow up in a country that has the same aspirations for love, values and commitment.
It was also great to see (having a sneak peak at www.australianmarriageequality.org) that Accor Hotels, parent company for Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, joined their support and are a proud advocacy in this debate.
To everyone on the night and in the parade, “you are all fabulous”.
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