It’s Mardi Gras! AKA Queer Christmas AKA month for companies to sell a plethora of rainbow stuff to us….yay, I guess? I love Mardi Gras almost as much as I love making fun of Mardi Gras, honestly I do. And I have had a wonderful festival already, curating Queer Thinking last weekend and attending the very fabulous Sissy Ball.
This year glitter has been banned (shock, horror, but also, good, fuck plastic). You know what hasn’t been banned? Listening to my damn podcast (I will never ban it. I may, however, make it mandatory).
In all seriousness, Mardi Gras is a good opportunity to stop and take a moment to appreciate all of the legends who keep the protest alive among the corporate tat and hotpants. The 78ers, the activists, the ones who pushed against our collective oppression in a fierce and unrelenting way so that we could inch by inch enjoy the rights and relative freedom we have today.
Here are some of my favourite episodes from the podcast – stories which acknowledge our history, celebrate our achievements and help us to appreciate our fabulous, glitter-less community.