If my mother was alive she’d be on that float with me. She loved her fans and knew she was a gay icon.

-” Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, to The Australian on her Mardi Gras parade appearance.
 

This is the event that changes people’s lives.

-” Mardi Gras president Julie Regan to SMH’s Jeni Porter on Mardi Gras.
 

What sexual liberation has done for these miserable wenches is enough to start a run on chastity belts.

-” The ever miserable Miranda Devine on the Sex & The City girls.
 

Most calls are related to glass cuts or injured ankles from people wearing high-heeled shoes.

-” The Ambulance Services Director of Operational Services Michael Willis to the Daily Tele on Mardi Gras parade night.
 

I’m not offered parts of non-gay characters, I’m sure you could categorise that as -˜hurting one’s career.’

-” American Actor Jim Bullock, the voice of Showtime’s queer cult hit Queer Duck, on the consequences of coming out in the early 1990s.
 

Unlike last year police will have a no-tolerance policy: those who overdose will be arrested.

-” Palm Springs police chief Lee Weigel explains his department’s approach to this year’s White Party in Palm Springs to the Palm Springs Desert Sun.

 

After Rosie made jokes about being -˜Lebanese’ in 96, she was mailed tons of recipes for baba ghanoush!

-” The Village Voice’s Michael Musto on Rosie O’Donnell’s protracted coming out, pointing out that sometimes you have to say what you mean.

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