How many excuses did you have for not doing sport at school? I had some great ones. I think over five years all of my family died at least once and all my relatives either had a baby or were in hospital. Let’s face it, I was terrible at sport and although getting physical with other boys in my year sounds great, back then it was the bane of my existence.

The introduction of co-ed sport classes were, I thought, the best thing ever. Not only did I now have a group of girls who hated sport just as much as I did but also we were allowed to do things like dancing, roller-skating and gymnastics. Though these were very exciting for me, it soon became a challenge between all of us to see who could get out of it. My saviour was joining the Drama Club and constant rehearsals for plays made it almost impossible to fit in a quick game of touch or softball.

So, why am I starting to get interested in sports now? Could it be my new gym membership that is helping me appreciate grown men competing against each other or is it the guys coming off the field all dirty and in small shorts? I have taken a personal liking to a new gay rugby union team, Sydney Convicts. Not only are the boys the first ever Australian gay/gay friendly rugby team, but they are bloody good players. Fresh from their first win last week, the boys are ready to kick some more proverbial footy arse. Although I had my cheerleading outfit ironed and ready to go, I was unable to attend their first official match last week, but I did pop in to a celebratory barbecue (you all know what I am like at a fry-up). Some of them were displaying a few battle scars, black eyes, grazes and even stitches, but they all just wore them proudly. Then, straight into a full day of training the very next day. I don’t think I have seen so some many guys all driven to one goal.

eyespy Did we all see the fab telecast of this year’s Mardi Gras on Channel 31 with Sexy Galexy and Pandora’s Box? It was terrific, guys. I just want to know if we are able to get a copy.

I do need to thank a few people from the opening show I was in at Mardi Gras. To Michael Boyd and Amy, you both are amazing and proved that you could make the fat girls dance. To all the dancers, you all brought the stage alive. And a very special thank you to my co-star, Atlanta Georgia. Lady. you are goddamn fabulous.

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