Posted by Andy Bell
And no, this is not a blogpost about some midfield player at Euro 2012.
It’s one inspired by a little radio show and a large French brain situated between the ears of this dude.
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire ( 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) wrote and said some pretty damn fine stuff.
But “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” isn’t one of his despite many people thinking that it is.
(These were not his words, but rather those of a biographer of Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
However this is from Voltaire and I like it.
“We are rarely proud when we are alone.”
On Saturday night Hikaru Freeman & myself talked a bit about International GLBTI Pride Month.
We both wondered out loud why there was, as far as we could glean, no celebration in Melbourne.
A number of our lovely listeners reminded us that Yarrasiders do pride during Midsumma in February.
Fair enough, but why – we wondered again – can’t we have the penny and the bun ?
Summer celebration AND Pride Month Celebration.
Nothing lost and we stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters & brothers around the world.
At the risk of getting hackles in an uproar can I just gently point out that Sydney is managing something (http://www.grunt.com.au/sydneypride/)
2012 looks like being a bit of a lost opportunity, but any ideas about 2013 ?
This is not to undermine Midsumma Pride, but to maintain the rage.
Pride shouldn’t hibernate !!
I reckon something substantial at Fed Square would be good.
And what about a couple of pink trams for good measure ?