Sydney Mardi Gras Only Had 2 Stabbings, 1 Police Assault, And a Few Drug Arrests. Success!

There were 140 reported incidents and 35 people arrested at last night’s Sydney Mardis Gras parade, with charges of theft, drug possession, police assault, and offensive behavior. Authorities say it was better than last year. [NSW Police]

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12 Comments

  • jason

    The Sydney Gay Mardi Gras is a horrible event. Most people who go there are looking for sex and drugs. The notion of “gay rights” hardly figures in their thinking.

    Overall, a sad parade for narcissists and drug users, not to mention sex addicts.

  • Hyhybt

    I still want to know why their Mardi Gras is on such an odd date.

  • j

    @jason: Baaaawwwwwwwwww

  • A Gay Christian Liberal

    Jason that may be true for some people, but for me marching was an empowering experience. Also many of us are fighting for rights, if you listened to the chants and looked at the posters. We are asking for Gay marriage, adoption rights, and better centrelink recognition.

    Those number are soft though, the assaults will be reported over the next few weeks. Though amazing the parade is safe to march in, but not safe to walk home from

  • Daniel

    @jason

    So, it’s just like any weekend at the Vatican when they close the doors to tourists.

  • Chris

    God Sydney’s a shit hole.
    Queerty, why don’t you bother reporting about the Melbourne pride march? That march actually featured political activism and, from what I’ve heard, had no arrests.
    It was a much, much better event. Stop giving Sydney so much press.

  • jason

    I couldn’t help but laugh when some dud poll came out the other day proclaiming Sydney the “most gay-friendly city in the world”. Oh, really? A city which bans gay adoptions and which doesn’t allow civil unions or gay marriages is not gay-friendly to me.

  • Michael

    It is truly a tragic event. Just one giant drug-fucked party, nothing interesting or diverse about it. It seems to be getting smaller every year too – hardly any mainstream publicity this year. Thank god.

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    ….and a dead partridge in a pear tree!

    (YouTube footage will probably be used against the case for Gay Marriage!) I have never seen so many drug amp’d queens since Fashion Week in New York! Good thing that they have complete equality and safe gayborhoods……..NOT!

  • A Gay Christian Liberal

    Can you jaded bitter queens stop bashing what was truly an awesome experience for me and others in the crosscampus float

  • jason

    Gay rights are most important but many gay communities seem to be going about it the wrong way. Rather than being activist, many in the community are merely active in the party scene. It’s drugs, sex and parties.

    If you want a case study in how the gay rights movement has declined, just look at the Sydney Mardi Gras. The whole thing needs a huge flushing out.

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