A lot of people found Julia Gillard’s plan to speak at the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference troubling. She never attends any LGBT events but is happy to accept an invite from the bothersome anti-equality brigade Jim Wallace heads up.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras chairperson Pete Urmson says it’s now about time our Prime Minister came to join us at Australia’s best-known annual gay celebration.
He’s sent her a written invite to next year’s Parade and Party night, or any other event she’d like to attend.
And we’ve cheekily Photoshopped the picture above, showing she’d look great sashaying down Oxford Street as part of our colourful and creative procession.
As Urmson says, “The loudest, proudest celebration of diversity in the whole world is waiting for you to come and join us in 2013!”
Across the Tasman, New Zealand’s happily married and marriage equality supportive Prime Minister John Key attends that country’s biggest annual event each and every year. He speaks on stage at the Big Gay Out, the equivalent of Sydney’s Fair Day in February, where he’s happy to be seen and pictured with some of Auckland’s hunkiest gay guys.
There’s nothing like Mardi Gras, Julia – so why not come to join us at the Parade and Party? Kylie Minogue had a great time there last year.
The key dates for 2013’s Sydney Mardi Gras events have now been confirmed and are shown below.
Maybe we’ll see our Prime Minister at one of them?
Mardi Gras 2013:
Fair Day – Sunday 10 February
Queer Thinking – Saturday 16 February
Harbour ‘13 – Saturday 23 February
Drag Races – Friday 1 March
Parade and Party – Saturday 2 March
The Laneway – Sunday 3 March