Bi & Married Dilemma Of A Woman At Mardis Gras!

Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras everyone! I love this time of year, everyone is gearing up in their rainbow kit and is ready to take to the streets loud and proud like it should be. Mardi Gras is one of the many things that makes me so proud to be Australian. I am so thankful for the work of the 78’ers and the groups and activists that came before and after them, because of these people our LGBTQIA+ sisters, brothers and non-binary family enjoy a level of equality that seemed unattainable 20 years ago (that isn’t to say the work is done *cough* Trans rights *cough*). We are celebrating the achievements of this marginalised community, showing up in support of them and finally at long last celebrating that we now have marriage equality!

LGBTQIA+ marriage equality passed
Image: Marriage Equality

Is this for me? A married bi girl’s interesting relationship with Mardi Gras!

However for a bi girl who is in a relationship with a man (whom I also married) Mardi Gras can be a conflicting time for me. While I love Mardi Gras soooo much (seriously we need to start decorating our houses for Mardi Gras the way we do for Christmas) it is hard to see it as a celebration that I can be completely involved in. I feel this way because I have been told repeatedly to my face that I am, “not really queer” and while that pisses me right off, I also totally get where that perception comes from. As a white, straight seeming woman, I have not experienced the same level of discrimination and hard ship that some members of my LGBTQIA+ family have. I have never received an odd look or worse for holding my husband’s hand down the street; no one has ever threatened violence towards me because of my outwardly perceived sexuality or any of the other awful bullshit that is thrown unfairly towards the community.  I have had a charmed queer experience by comparison, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had a queer experience. My queer experience may have been quieter than some others but it was profound and extremely important to me and the person I am still becoming.

So here is my problem, I am queer; I know this in my heart and my pants. But I also see people’s points to the contrary as well, I haven’t experienced the hardships that other members of the LGBTQIA+ community has; and because of this I understand how this may to some jade my “queer status.”

But this year, with Mardi Gras around the corner it got me thinking does a queer person have to go through a degree of torment to be considered properly queer or are we now getting to a point in our society (White Anglo-Saxon society, I acknowledge that this isn’t the case for many people both in and outside of Australia) where a queer person doesn’t have to have battle scars to be accepted. Isn’t that what the 78’ers were marching for in the first place?  Wide spread societal acceptance? I think so. I love hearing about young people now who didn’t have to “come out” to their parents, they just brought home the person they liked and were accepted for it, I love hearing about how queerness is now becoming part of normalness.

That doesn’t mean for a damn second I want us to lose our identity as a community, I want us to expand the idea of what the queer experience is. So that means for out, loud and wonderful queens, acceptance.  The button down corporate girl who isn’t all about her sexuality, acceptance. A non-binary person just existing, acceptance.

This is in no way a critique of the LGBTQIA+ community (in fact, the only people to tell me I wasn’t queer were straight people) it is rather a catch cry for wider society to expand its idea and definition of queerness so queer people can be whoever the hell they want. At last.

Happy Mardi Gras 😊  If you are looking for help or support, check out the LGBTQIA+ services available in your local community.

Author: Jamie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

Empire’s Sexiest ALL Girl Party Of The Year

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My favorite time of the year is next month and in this article, I’ll be telling you all about the event I’ll be heading to after the main event.

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras parade and at the end of 2017 Australia finally caught up with the rest of the world with gay marriage finally being legalized which means this year’s event is going to be a huge one that you will not want to miss out on!

Make sure to get to Oxford Street, Sydney early to ensure you have a good spot because usually the street is packed full of people hours before the parade even starts. Best to get a train or bus there and back home as some streets will be closed and the ones that aren’t are a lot busier than usual. Bring your friends and family and have an amazing time!

Now about the after party, I’ll be heading to after the parade is over….

Empire Sydney is one of the newer lesbian events, it happens once a month at the Hudson Ballroom on Liverpool Street in the city. They have been around for about 7 months now and every month it just gets better and better which means their Mardi Gras event is going to be massive!

Mardi gras party in Sydney
Image: Empire Mardi Gras After Party

Empire Mardi Gras Masquerade

This event is masquerade themed and lucky enough we have just the masks for you here at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres. Come into any of the three stores located in Penrith, Kogarah or Caringbah and make sure to ask our friendly staff to show you our full range of masks available. Or, if you’re not located anywhere near the stores here is a link to the online sex toy shop fancy dress mask range where you can order one to be delivered to you.

Doors open at 9 pm and unfortunately there is a lockout at 2 am so make sure to get there as early as possible. There is a trusty cloakroom for you to leave your belongings if you can’t be bothered holding them all night and there is also a lost and found area if you’ve misplaced anything during the night. Do not be the person who sees a phone or wallet on the floor and puts it in your back pocket, it’s not the type of club for that dishonest shit.

Everyone that walks into these events is super friendly so be prepared to make plenty of new friends and have a great night. They do not tolerate drunken boy groups that are just there to make the girls feel uncomfortable. If you find that anyone in there is making you feel unsafe, make sure to go straight to the security guards and let them know exactly what is happening so they can fix the situation. I’ve never had a negative experience at Empire and I’ve been to nearly all of them so I’m sure you won’t either so don’t stress about that.

There are plenty of different drinks to choose from at the bar and different DJs all with great different music to dance to all night. It starts with one room at the start of the night and then as more people start walking through the doors the second room opens up. Both rooms have a bathroom and couches with tables for you and your friends to sit down and chill if you need to just chill out for a bit. The smoking area is outside of the venue so just make sure to keep an eye on the time so that you don’t get locked out after 2, the security guards are usually pretty good at reminding how much time you have left when it gets closer to the lockout time but please don’t rely on that.

Important information from Empire to all the single humans who wouldn’t mind going alone but also do secretly want people to go with.

# NO GIRL LEFT BEHIND MISSION

Don’t know anyone to go with? Are all your hetro friends too hetro to support your queer girl clubbing neeeeds? That is OKAY… cause WE GOT YOUR BACK here at EMPIRE. We create groups of 4-6 girls who are in the same situation as you. Then we send all the details on what time you can meet our lovely promoters who will guide you around the club and introduce you to girls alike, make sure you’re feeling comfortable and most of all having fun making new queer gal pals ❤ We know it’s scary exploring the other side, so we just wanna make sure you’re looked after ♥ Message us with the hashtag #NoGirlLeftBehind if you’re interested! Be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

If you are interested in going to this event make sure you and your friends grab tickets as soon as possible before they sell out! Click the link bellow for tickets.

Buy EMPIRE GIRLS MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE tickets, NSW 2018

Buy EMPIRE GIRLS MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE tickets for 2018 at Moshtix. Taking place at Hudson Ballroom on the 3rd of March 2018, you can find more ticket and event information…

They also have another event next month so if you like the sounds of this awesome girls night out and can’t wait until Mardi Gras to check it out, have a look on the Facebook event page for Empire No.7.

On Thursday nights they have an event called Art House and Yeah The Girls at Monkey Magic, Darlinghurst. Art House is at the start of the night where you’ll sit down to have some happy hour drinks and food whilst listening to all the local performers either singing, reading poetry, dancing and more. Yeah The Girls then begins in the back room till late.

THIS IS EMPIRE

EMPIRE is a new QUEER GIRLS event to come to Australia. Being the first ever queer event to bring RnB Hip Hop Rap Bangers Dancehall Swavy and Trap to the LGB… For more ways to party the night away, be sure to check out the top 30 LGBTQIA+ nightclubbing venues and dating apps! There are also many amazing queer venues!

Hope to see you all there! ❤

Author: Elliana is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

Gay Adult Movie Director Brent Corrigan – Free Event and Giveaways

Brent Corrigan Photo

Brent Corrigan is one of the most commended gay adult movie stars in the world. On the 3rd of March at 6pm, you will be able to find Brent Corrigan at Park Street Books, Level 2/44 Park Street, Sydney during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Brent will be there to introduce his new gay adult movie “Ultra Fan” a NakedSword production which he directed and featured in. Brent Corrigan will be at Park Street Books with JJ Knight, Chi Chi LaRue, Sister Roma and Mr Peeps. Swiss Navy will also be there to give away products to everybody who goes to the Ultra Fan event. Fleshjack Australia will likewise be there to give out freebies! Visit these beautiful adult movie stars and get an autograph.

In 2008, Brent Corrigan directed Summit by Pink Bird Media. He put ten hot young fellows in an expansive lodge up in the mountains. In this adult movie you are able to watch the blend of straight and gay men on a winter excursion at the most picturesque area in the US! Lake Tahoe may never be the same after Brent’s young men visit for seven days of fun! Brent Corrigan acquaints himself and invites everybody on his adventure. The first scene features, Damien an absolutely manly stud with short-trimmed hair and hazel eyes. His ideal appearance and laid-back state of mind balance strongly with Jacob. Jacob is tall with long hair. Jacob has one unmistakable characteristic: a colossal dick. Damien proposes a bet and where the loser becomes the bottom. Jacob makes fast work of the balls on the pool table before slamming his against Damien’s rear end.

 

In 2008, Brent Corrigan directed Just The Sex 2 by Pink Bird Media. Provocative Brent Corrigan is back with another all new gathering of hot youthful cummers in four hot widescreen scenes! Brent Corrigan, Justice McClain, Turk Melrose, Jacob Powell, Steve Oliver, Cameron Lane, and Curtis Hoffman pack this film with what you ache for the most… sex. Brent gets down on his knees and sucks Oliver’s dick and ravenously licks his balls before jumping on the bed to make out. Oliver plainly appreciates the sexual consideration and covers his face in Brent’s rear end. Brent rims his butt and has sex with him in a few positions.  Oliver spouts an expansive load everywhere on Brent’s butt, shooting a couple of spurts up and over the highest point of Brent’s round ass. Brent’s cheeks are covered in hot cum.

In 2009, he directed Brent Corrigan’s Big Easy by Pink Bird Media. This adult movie star’s Brent Corrigan and a cast of six adorable youthful folks as they investigate New Orleans and their sexual inclinations! This reality-style film incorporates five intimate moments. The cameras are rolling the moment the young men touch base in New Orleans. From the landing in the air terminal through to the settling in at the house. Brent Corrigan and Ryan Buckley go into a room from the yard where they’ve been talking. Ryan snatches Brent and begins to make out. Yet it’s Brent who gets Ryan’s jeans down first and begins to chow down on his erection. Ryan licks and kisses down Brent’s face to his jeans. His jeans are pulled off to uncover a genuinely stirred Corrigan. Ryan sucks Brent showcasing his oral aptitudes on his rear end and balls too.

 

Ultra Fan Poster
Photo: Ultra Fan

 

In 2010, he directed Brent Corrigan’s Working Hard by Pink Bird Media. Brent Corrigan is working diligently again as he and five other hot models will show you. Brent Corrigan’s Working Hard incorporates Brent’s twofold infiltration scene with Randy and Hunter in a hot sandwich with Andy Banks. This adult movie also stars Ryan Buckley, Randy and Jake Green. Andy Banks is working diligently reading Mike Donner’s “How to be a Gay Adult Movie Star”. His mates Ryan and Randy appear to help him with some firsthand experience.

In 2010, he directed Brent Corrigan’s Heat by Pink Bird Media. Palm Springs, California is an abandon desert garden is one of the most sizzling spots on the planet. Brent Corrigan conveyed a modest bunch of his men to this lavish resort town to turn up the sexual warmth. Brent and two of his protégés are playing in the pool on a hot and sunny evening. After the two “understudies” wash up, adult movie wonder Brent Corrigan starts class. Brent gets his young men under way and mentors them on what they ought to do to satisfy the survey group of onlookers. Dick sucking and ass eating are the primary topics to begin, yet educator Corrigan squanders no time in getting to the entering matters of sexual execution by constraining his stone hard shaft into Jesse.

In 2017, Brent Corrigan directed Ultra Fan which is a Naked Sword Production. This is the movie series he and JJ Knight are coming to Sydney to promote at Park Street Books, Level 2/44 Park Street, Sydney at 6pm on the 3rd of March 2017!

 

 

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Richard runs the marketing and social profiles of adultsmart and adultsmart blog. He has been in the industry just over 10 years and enjoys his role both in an administrative capacity as well keeping abreast of issues relating to sexual health and lifestyles.

Brent Corrigan’s Earlier Adult Movies – Free Event and Giveaways

Gay Adult Movie Star Brent Corrigan Photo

One of the most celebrated gay adult movie stars is coming to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and his name is Brent Corrigan. You will be able to find him at Park Street Books, Level 2/44 Park Street, Sydney at 6pm on the 3rd of March 2017. Brent will be promoting his new gay adult movie which he directed and starred in named “Ultra Fan” a NakedSword production. He will be at Park Street Books with JJ Knight, Chi Chi LaRue and Sister Roma. Swiss Navy will be giving away adult lifestyle gifts to everyone who attends the Ultra Fan event. Fleshjack Australia will also be making an appearance to give out freebies. Visit to take a picture with Mr Peeps whilst meeting your favourite adult movie stars and getting an autograph signed.

In 2014, Brent Corrigan starred in America’s Finest by Falcon Studios. America’s Finest is an Exclusive production with a celebrity casting of American sexual firecrackers. This tip top gathering of 10 entertainers is loaded with red-blooded sex studs who get down to do a portion of the finest flip slumping and butt-slamming you’ve ever observed!  These men have been matched up for five scenes of relentless abdominal muscle flexing, filthy talking, mouth stuffing and ass fucking. They are all blazing with desire. You will find Andrew Stark who shreds Brent Corrigan‘s pants to get to his overwhelming opening. Ryan Rose and Sean Zevran flip fuck in a mind boggling showcase of adaptability and physical skills. Johnny V rides Derek Atlas until sweat dribbles and cum flies through the air. Boomer Banks and Brian Bonds tangle in a frightful flip fuck that is loaded with spit, boot love, and succulent rimming. David Benjamin rules Shawn Wolfe with grimy talk, and they get into the activity with a gathering of enormous dildos adding to their tremendous enrichments! These men are ‘America’s Finest,’ the most sizzling men on the planet. Full Cast: Brent Corrigan, Andrew Stark, Ryan Rose, Sean Zevran, Johnny V, Derek Atlas, Brian Bonds, Boomer Banks, Shawn Wolfe, and David Benjamin .

In 2015, Brent Corrigan starred in Moving Up by Falcon Studios. Moving up features attractive Falcon studs who find the objects of their sexual cravings in a penthouse. The staggering men of Moving Up are going down and make the moves on each other. In an executive Bruno Bond’s all-sex, Falcon Studios sex-a-thon. These folks have the bodies, they have the moves, they have the craving, and they have the stay with a view. All that is missing is a voyeur with powerful binoculars looking in from far off, or you, for whom they are putting on a sultry sexual show. Theo Ford is a horned-up six-footer with chiselled muscles who first hits it with superstar Brent Corrigan. Darius Ferdynand gets some of Andrea Suarez’ thin hips and swimmer’s body. Theo returns to Brenner Bolton, who gets his ravenous openings loaded with Theo’s enormous cockerel. Darius comes back with ripped Owen Michaels in a flip-fuck that finishes in a shared twitch off where they shoot their heaps at each other. Theo brings his skilled mouth and astounding dick once again for a last scene where he chows down on Andrea for an all-oral tryst in which Andrea sucks Theo like he’s never pleasured a man. In Moving Up, the activity is as hot as the betray sun gushing through the windows and it’s just for you. Full Cast: Brent Corrigan, Theo Ford, Darius Ferdynand, Andrea Suarez, Brenner Bolton, and Owen Michaels.

 

Brent Corrigan Shirtless Image
Photo: Brent Corrigan

 

In 2015, he starred in Vegas Hustle by Naked Sword. What occurs in Vegas… occurs at the HustlaBall, the most debauched adult movie party on the planet! Some young men will effectively get a ticket. Will Cody discover the go-go man he had always wanted? Will Chris discover genuine romance with genius Brent Corrigan? Discover which kid awakens stranded and which twink wakes up wedded. NakedSword has your favourite VIP’s get together to go to the most out of control end of the week in Vegas where today’s most sultry gay adult movie stars demonstrate to you their Vegas Hustle! Full Cast: Brandon Moore, Brent Corrigan, Chris Harder, Cody Avalon, Fx Rijos, Levi Madison, Seth Santoro, Texas Holcum

In 2015, he starred in Magnums by Falcon Studios. Everything about ‘Magnums’ is greater: their erections, their energy, their fabulous exhibitions. This incredibly suggestive, supernova fuck-fest from executive Nick Foxx includes a portion of the greatest and brightest stars to ever show up in the gay adult movie industry. Magnums A-Team Exclusive Brent Corrigan and Pierre Fitch demonstrate their enormous enrichments and red hot exhibitions in the most expected matching of the 21st century – a flip flop for the ages! Magnums rousing wonder with sparkling exhibitions from A-Team Exclusrent Coives Ryan Rose, Sebastian Kross, Austin Wolf and Derek Atlas, and also fan most loved Brenner Bolton. Derek Atlas and Ryan Rose convey sizzling science in a sweat-filled, grasping flip-flop. The compelling, rising star Sebastian Kross slams into Pierre Fitch to convey an inked-up show of fulfilling, built sex. Monstrous, substantial Austin Wolf and athletic stud Brenner Bolton turn it on high with a dangerous trade. Super adaptable, Pierre Fitch features his aerobatic aptitudes in a singing top and base execution without-of-this-world Ryan Rose. With this measure of star power, a couple the world has ached to see and the absolute most fulfilling sex ever caught on film, these “Magnums” will make your cum shots bigger than any time in recent memory.

Full Cast: Pierre Fitch, Brent Corrigan, Ryan Rose, Derek Atlas, Sebastian Kross, Brenner Bolton, and Austin Wolf

You will be able to find Brent Corrigan, JJ Knight, Chi Chi LaRue and Sister Roma at Park Street Books, Level 2/44 Park Street, Sydney at 6pm on the third of March 2017! Don’t miss out as you may never be able to find them all in the one place! Stop by to get an autograph signing and to personally meet them.

 

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Richard runs the marketing and social profiles of adultsmart and adultsmart blog. He has been in the industry just over 10 years and enjoys his role both in an administrative capacity as well keeping abreast of issues relating to sexual health and lifestyles.

Sister Roma Creates the Stop The Violence Campaign!

Sister Roma in Purple Photo

In 1991, Sister Roma was in San Francisco and introduced her STOP the Violence Campaign. The introduction of the campaign was a reaction to the organised homophobia and transphobia hate crimes in the streets. A window placard system was devised to mark safe homes to run to in the instance of an attack or the threat of an attack. The STOP the Violence Campaign distributed window signs and whistles in the various neighborhoods, districts of the city as well as on college campuses which were used for people to call for help when being gay bashed.

She served on the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and has participated in countless fundraising projects leading to strong relationships. She has helped a long list of causes that promote and serve the LGBT community. 
She also educates people within the community on sexual health issues. One of her career goals is to be on the cover of Vanity Fair. This was easily done with the help of Photoshop. When Sister Roma asked about her career highlights she said:

“I have the arduous task of looking at naked men all day long as the Art Director at Hot House Entertainment.”

Sister Roma is habitually, perpetually and happily single, but enjoys brief encounters when visiting her beloved Puerto Vallarta. With a schedule like hers, when would she have time to nurture a relationship? Summing up her time with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, she said:

“In 25 years I’ve done it all baby! I’ve worked with everyone from AIDS to PAWS. I’ve served food at Thanksgiving with Tenderloin Tessie’s. I’ve painted kids’ faces for LYRIC. I’ve hosted a Masturbate-a-thon for the Center For Sex and Culture. I’ve moderated public forums on safer sex for the SF AIDS Foundation. Mostly though, I’m a loudmouth who is very comfortable on stage. I’ve been the MC at countless events for years, including Folsom Street Fair, AEF Christmas Eve Dinner, Easter in Dolores Park, SF Drag King Contest, Mr. & Miss Gay SF Contest, San Francisco Pride, Halloween In The Castro, Castro Street Fair, and AIDS Emergency Fund County Fair – to name a few. I’m thrilled whenever anyone thinks to invite me to be a part of their event.”

Some of Sister Roma’s favorite sayings include:

“Life’s a banquet and most poor sons o’ bitches are starving to death!”- Auntie Mame

“All men are created equal.”- Abraham Lincoln

“There’s only one true judge and that’s God, so chill, and let my father do his job.” – Salt N’ Peppa.

Sister Roma’s advice to others is simple:

“Be yourself. Accept yourself. Love yourself. Live your life however you want, and don’t listen to what other people say or think, especially drag queens in a newspaper interview, for God’s sake!”

Sister Roma is an inspiration to the entire LGTBQ community which she serves with passion and integrity.

Sister Roma in Purple Photo
Photo: Sister Roma

In addition to all her community and charity work Sister Roma also acts professionally as well as in more casual drag performances in clubs. In 2003 she appeared in Ronnie Larsen’s Sleeping With Straight Men at Theatre Rhinoceros with Mink Stole. Sleeping with Straight Men was produced to be a drama based comedy about the Jenny Jones murder case. Sleeping with Straight Men is filled with nudity and odd sexual scenes.

In Falcon Studio’s 1997 film High Tide, Sister Roma appeared with drag star and porn producer Chi Chi LaRue. High Tide had one of the largest casting of it’s time filled with beautiful men and large erections. The adult movie was based in the beautiful landscapes of Hawaii. The men are on the beach, hot and drenched with sweat which makes for some steamy scenes. This movie features Anders a man who has lost his memory, who is trying to get away from his fiancee. He tries to get to a private island to give himself some private time to work out what is going on. On the island he finds a man named Mr Tom Chase who had previously known him. Their connection reignites as Mr Tom Chase and Anders find themselves making out under a cascading waterfall.

In 2006, Sister Roma was nominated for Best Nonsexual Performance Gay Adult Video News (GAYVN) award for her portrayal of Mona Lott, the maid of Wet Palms which is a ten episode gay porn soap opera series. Wet Palms is based upon a man named Peter Dune who is an avid night clubber and is a gorgeous underwear model. He moves on from his old life of partying to be with a man named Tucker Bang who is a kind man that write articles for “Jetsetter” a gay gossip magazine. Simon Jett The Wet Palms hotel manager’s brother is trying to get into Peters pants.

Sister Roma also performed at San Francisco’s longest running drag show Trannyshack. Trannyshack is a drag show that runs once a week. It was originally founded by drag queen Heklina as a Study Bar which ran for 12 years. Trannyshack regularly draws big crowds to their shows. Sister Roma also writes a bi-weekly column Drag It for San Fransisco’s gay alternative magazine Gloss.

Come and meet this iconic drag queen who is one of the hardest working activists for the LGBTQI community at the exclusive FREE meet and greet at 6pm the 3rd of March 2017 at Park Street Books, Level 2/44 Park Street, Sydney. There will also be gay adult movie icons including Brent Corrigan, JJ Knight and Chi Chi LaRue.

Author: Mia is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Richard runs the marketing and social profiles of adultsmart and adultsmart blog. He has been in the industry just over 10 years and enjoys his role both in an administrative capacity as well keeping abreast of issues relating to sexual health and lifestyles.