RUNNERS RAISING MONEY
The Sydney Frontrunners’ annual Little Black Dress run raised $200 for youth support organisation Twenty10. The Little Black Dress run is held every year in Centennial Park as one of the key events in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Members of the Sydney Frontrunners handed over a cheque to Twenty10’s Sally Abrahams at the organisation’s new Newtown home this week. The group also presented Twenty10 with an Easter basket and housewarming present. Call 9519 1470 for more information on the Sydney Frontrunners.
KIRBY SPEAKS AT MAG
High court judge Justice Michael Kirby will be the guest speaker at a meeting of mature aged gay men (MAG) on Saturday 24 April. More than 200 men are expected to attend Michael Kirby’s speech at the popular regular event. There will be a pot luck dinner on the night. The meeting starts at 6:30pm at ACON, 9 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills. Contact Steve Ostrow on 9206 2072 for more information.
GETTING LEATHER PROUD
Those who live and love leather are excited about the upcoming Leather Pride Week. The Sydney Leather Pride Association has announced its week of events starting Saturday 8 May with a special leather physique competition. The annual Leather Fair Day at Prince Alfred Park will be held on Sunday 9 May. Leather Fair Day is a chance for the leather community to come together, have some lunch and a beer, watch a day of entertainment and visit the stalls of community organisations and businesses. Leather person of the year will also be announced on the day. Later in the evening the Metropolitan Community Church (the only church in Sydney with an openly gay, leather jacket-wearing priest) will hold a special service in Petersham. An art exhibition and education workshops will run through the week leading up to the year’s leading leather and fetish party, Inquisition. This year’s Inquisition will be at Fox Studios and have a capacity of 2,200 people. A Bob Buckley Memorial Lecture will be held at a date to be set. Visit the Sydney Leather Pride website at www.sydneyleatherpride.org for more information.