The year has started off with a bang for the first Heaven of the year, The original idea was to set up nights for us ‘Western Drags’ to have a stage and for us and our friends to hang out. So, we kicked off 2013 with ‘’Frocked Up‘’ So You Think You’ve Got Talent on the 19th January. Wow! what a night at Heaven. Thank you to firstly all 150 people that came, the judges (Gracie Lou, Charisma Belle, Melicious DÄmage), the contestants (Eliza Downe (1st), Danger Del ray (2nd), Eva Fury (3rd) & Fifi Fo’Fum, Venus d’Luna and Tina Bella) and DJ Shaft. All the contestants will receive ongoing spots at Heaven and Kaleidoscope.
The fabulousity which is Fair Day, started as soon as we arrived when we were approached by a young man who offered us a “service” in the laneway. When Fair Day is over you know the Parade is soon to follow.
After walking and working the parade for 15 years, will this year be any different? As you get older, it seems the route gets longer… despite offers to be part of a float, this will be the second year in a row that I only do the Party. I just had too much fun last year at the Party. I’d like to see more floats and social groups from the West be involved, it seems everyone splits into other groups at Mardi Gras time when it should be a time that we unite?
Mardi Gras Film Festival
The 2013 Mardi Gras Film Festival celebrates 20 years of Queer Screen keeping Sydney screens Queer will return to Western Sydney. There is no excuse not to see one of them as they are on for the whole weekend. They have programmed some of the best LGBTIQ films from Australia and around the globe and are proud to be screening a selection of the program at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Come and celebrate 20 years of Queer Screen, with a party in the courtyard after the 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd February the night screening of I Do and make a night of it! Other movies screening at Parramatta :
Bye Bye Blondie • Friday 22 -7:30PM
Gayby • Saturday 23 – 5:00PM
I Do • Saturday 23 – 7:30PM
Love Free Or Die • Sunday 24 – 2:00PM
My Queer Career – Best Of • Sunday 24 – 4:00PM
STANDARD Tickets: Adult $18 Conc. $16, Queer Screen Members $16*
(All tickets $25 Opening Night Film/Party on Sat 23 for ‘’ I DO ‘’ in the Courtyard after screening)
Queer Out West
It’s going to be a huge year for Queer Out West 89.3fm! This year we celebrate 12 years of broadcasting to the LGBTIQ community and we moved to a new studio in March 2012! How will I cope with a new Hi-tech studio and new presenters? Also this year we have welcomed two lesbians DJ Sass and Danni Dyke to the panel and pick up some fabulous sponsors for our program, so if you’re interested drop us a line or check out our website www.queeroutwest.com
Which up and coming Western Sydney drag queen who spends most of her days in the local gym, which all sounds good until you find out which muscles she is working on. With the gym barring her from the gym for indecent behaviour in a public place, how many gyms does she need to be barred from before she realises there is a time and place for everything – Not at the gym love!! and counting……….
Until next time gorgeous, have a happy and safe Mardi Gras!