(Note: The Sydney Star Observer is the journal of the Sodomites’ League in Sydney)
The weekend Sydney Morning Herod continues to do its bit to keep the so-called gay culture in the mainstream; after last week’s centre-front-page article and accompanying picture on a pair of sodomites shopping for baby paraphernalia (and babies), this week’s edition had another article and large picture on the front cover, right-of-centre, concerning the activities of the Sodomites’ League. The topic this week was the annual (and now publicly-funded) Sodomites’ Parade, that festival of all that is tacky, trashy, crass, garish, ignoble and debauched (and that list of adjectives is not necessarily exhaustive; feel free to add your own in the combox). It seems that there has been a suggestion to move the event from its ‘spiritual home’ in Oxford Street to the old Olympic precinct at Homebush, a suggestion that has generated some controversy.
Accompanying the article was a charming photograph of a grinning, shirtless, nipple-pierced homosexual gentleman. Not so long ago the only place where one would been confronted with the sight of half-naked sodomites on a Saturday morning would have been somewhere like King’s Cross; nowadays one can’t even stroll past one’s local suburban newsagent without being confronted with such indecency. How did it all go so wrong so quickly?
Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop, Martyr, A.D. 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald or Sydney Star Observer? These days it’s hard to tell