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Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008, 08:28 pm
What did you do on the weekend?

I went to the Brisbane Pride March and marched in Rattus! Trevor was keen for me to go, but I was too scared to go in Rattus until marcwolf said he was going. Thank you so much for giving me the courage to go! I had a great time, and I'm told I appeared on ABC news! *puffs out furry chest with pride* The march itself seemed an uneasy mix of glitz and glamour and those tiresome political rallies complete with chanting (although at least the chanters were willing to parody themselves: "We're here, we're queer, we really need a beer!" was chanted while marching past a pub.). It's understandable the march should suffer an identity crisis, it being influenced by the success of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but lacking the thousands thronging to see us it feels it has to justify itself with an overt political statement. Maybe over time it will mature into something more like the Mardi Gras, but with its own unique Brisbane flavour.

Brisbane Pride March

EDIT: The resourceful higgs_raccoon has found that the ABC news report is available here.

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)

Cool ^^
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Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)

thats cool, good to see Rattus out and about =)
see you at RivFur =)

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)

ahhhh i was thinking about going to our pride parade tomorrow in suit but I'm too nervous to I think .__.

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)

A pride march on Father's Day?

[Oh, and just buck up and go in your suit. :-) ]

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)

hehe, okay i'll think about it XD

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)

Wish i could have joined in. Looked like a great day.

Sat, Jun. 14th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)

Great pics!

Sun, Jun. 15th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)

You're so kyyyyyoooooote!!! *pounces & hugs*

Sun, Jun. 15th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)

You marched in Rattus! You totally rock! WOOHOO!!!

Sun, Jun. 15th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)

For those of us wishing to see Rattus on the ABC news:

(He appears briefly around the 30-second mark. Such a famous rat.)

Mon, Jun. 16th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)

whats with the floating hat? (on linked flickr page)