When it comes to a ‘gay’ get together item, there’s nothing more ‘straight’ than an item on the menu
The first time I visited The Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in Melbourne, I was greeted with a rainbow flag, a sign of the LGBT community’s acceptance of LGBT equality.
The parade itself was a rainbow-coloured carnival with a giant rainbow flag emblazoned on the side.
The flags were proudly displayed by the Gay & Lingerie Collective, which also sponsored a ‘Gay & Lesbian get together’ at the same time.
It was one of many things I saw on the parade, from the gay pride and gay-friendly dance troupe to the gay-themed themed music.
The Pride Parade has become an event of pride for Melbourne, with people from all walks of life taking part in the event and many who came out as LGBT in the past.
But as Melbourne continues to grow, the Pride Parade also has become something of a destination for those who don’t have a lot of gay pride.
Gay & Lumber has hosted the Pride Parades before, and the event in 2017 had a ‘happy hour’ at The Gay&Lumber which included food, drinks and games for both adults and children.
I asked the event organisers if they had any advice for those looking to host their own LGBT get together.
“We are proud of the diversity of the Melbourne community and we think that we’ve provided a platform to share what we’re all about,” said The GayLumber’s executive director, Alex Nunn.
He said the event was a way for people to “bring the community together” and that the Pride parade provided an opportunity to “give back to the community”.
He added: “As a small business, we know that being able to bring something to the event can be valuable and that’s what we’ve done.
We’ve got a range of events planned this year, we’ll have our first ‘sport’ party this year and we’ll be holding a Pride Festival in 2018, which will include live music, dance and games.
And if you’re a parent or grandparent and you’d like to get involved, we’ve got the LGBT Parent & Grandparent Party which will be held at The Greenhouse at The Rocks at 11am on Sunday.
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