Frolicking in Seattle

This is DJ. He’s one of the exhibitionist boys over at Frisky Frolic. These photos might not contain any snow but they assure me in Seattle it’s cold! I guess that’s why he’s wearing socks? Thanks for the shots DJ!

Harbour party success!

Yesterday saw the first Harbour Party, now known as Sol Y Luna run by Mardi Gras itself instead of another promoter and I have to say it was a success! For the first time in weeks the Sydney weather turned it on hot and strong and so did the boys. It’s always the party with the highest percentage of eye candy. I was one of the few people not partaking in recreational substances but a couple of times walking through such a mass of beautiful boys in the darkness and strobe lights once the sun went down, it felt like I might have been a bit drunk on pretty.

I will say, the 80’s flouro retro revival thing really should be left to the baby-gays. Late 30’s means you were there the first time and it shouldn’t be done again!

This is what to expect

For anyone visiting for mardi gras for the first time and going to the after party which is officially sold out for the first time in years, this video gives you a good impression of what to expect.

I’ve heard rumours of all sorts of performers, Olivia Newtown-John, Cindy Lauper, George Michael, Scissor Sisters and Bear Force One. Who will actually turn up? Who knows!

Let us entertain you!

Here’s a clue for what to expect from our mardi gras float. No there won’t be any waves, but you’ll love this video anyway. This is why I had so much fun rowing surfboats. It’s an amazing adrenaline rush crashing through a massive surf or flying down the face of a wave. It doesn’t hurt that there are fit guys all around with their speedos up their butts either!

I seriously can’t wait for the parade, its going to be so much fun!

THIS is why I like swimmers

Having spent many of my formative years face down in a pool, which some say explains a lot, I’ve spent a lot of time around swimmers. While I can kinda see the appeal of speedos on guys, I generally see them as a functional piece of clothing but as we all know I prefer not to wear them at all!

For me it’s much more about the guy in the speedos, or not as the case may be. The broad shoulders, the wide flat muscled chest tapering down to the narrow hips and those long arms that once he’s back from training, he’s going to wrap around me and fall asleep with me. Of course there will be a lengthy soapy sexy shower to try and get rid of that chlorine smell first.

DNA #98

Chris Rockway is just smoking hot. This is why I’m devastatingly attracted to straight boys. Sure he might not be as straight as an arrow, considering he does the gay-for-pay porn thing, but he’s rugged, hot, sexy, and there’s the element of fantasy that says he might be up for it. Check out the full interview in the new issue of DNA.

The Prophecy

The beautiful image I posted earlier was a collaborative effort between the digital artist and BeautifulMag. You can download the high resolution artwork in three pieces from there directly, which I’m doing.

They’ve also been kind enough to create this video piece, using the artwork and a track by Madonna also called “The Prophecy” which I’ve always really liked since hearing it on the Justify My Love single.

Beauty is my religion!

I love it when an image stops me in my tracks. I haven’t had a lot of time to go through a lot of the blogs on my blogroll lately but thought I’d stop by Gayya Kuyusu today and was really struck by this image. It’s by a photographer called Aymeric Giraudel. I went to his site and there are some beautiful images there, but this one just blew me away. The hours he’s spent putting it together in photoshop are very well spent and of course the guys are HOT. It’s definitely worth clicking on the image to see it full size!

The madness draws nearer

With just over a week to go before the 30th Anniversary Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade makes it’s way up Oxford Street I thought I’d share this brief history of the parade from Wikipedia with you.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the largest such events in the world. Despite its name, it is not held on Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) or indeed, on a Tuesday at all. It began on June 24, 1978 as a protest march and commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. Although the organisers had obtained permission, this was revoked, and the march was broken up by the police. Many of the marchers were arrested. Although most charges were eventually dropped, the Sydney Morning Herald published the names of those arrested in full, leading to many people being outed to their friends and places of employment, and many of those arrested lost their jobs as homosexuality was a crime in New South Wales until 1984.

The event was held again in 1979, with the name changed to the “Sydney Gay Mardi Gras”. In 1980 the first post-parade dance party was introduced, and in 1981 the parade was shifted to February. An increasingly large number of people not only participated in the event, but larger numbers of the wider community turned out to watch the parade. In 1988 the parade was renamed the “Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras”.

The parade, whilst featuring many in the gay community with a penchant for exotic costumes and dance music, has always retained a political edge, with often witty visual commentary on their political opponents featuring in the floats. As homosexuality became more and more accepted in the wider community, more gay representatives of community groups and organisations have taken part in the parade, including the police force. The parade features a number of costumed characters that return for many successive years. Dykes on Bikes and Miss New Zealand are perfect examples of regular crowd favourites.

Burning Man’s Tree of Life

A very kind reader sent me an email with his accounts of visits to Burning Man and included these images of the “tree of life”. The tree was at the 1999 Burning Man. By day water dripped from the ends of the branches which provided relief from the heat for many “burners”, most of whom are nude. By night, when the temperature plummets in the desert, they pump propane through the branches and the tree becomes a beautiful campfire. What a fantastic idea!