Gathering Hundreds of Thousands of Homosexuals In Same Place at Same Time Could Lead to Increase in Anti-Gay Violence

Thank you, AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON), for letting us know amidst the revelry at Sydney Mardi Gras, there will be more gay bashings than usual. How to stay safe?

Suggests ACON chief Nicolas Parkhill: “To start with, we know that street-based homophobic violence is usually perpetrated by groups of young men, often travelling together in groups of two or more, so it’s best to avoid these types of groups if possible by crossing the road or walking around them.”

We know he means well, but this advice suggests you zig-zag through traffic at all times whenever you spot two or more men together. Which, during Sydney Mardi Gras, will be every tenth of a second.