Rainbow Pride Gifts & Gadgets
Rainbow pride is the celebration of the LGBTIQ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning). There are many ways to celebrate rainbow pride, including festivals, icons, and great quotes. At Yellow Octopus, our expertise is gifts and gadgets – so you can find an awesome selection of gifts above to celebrate rainbow pride. Now, onto those other ways you can celebrate rainbow pride...
5 Grandest Rainbow Pride Events In Australia
Aussies love a party, and there are none better than the rainbow pride festivals that are celebrated across the country. Here are the five biggest that celebrate our awesome LGBTIQ community:
> The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (February)
> Melbourne Midsumma Festival (January)
> Brisbane Pride (September)
> Perth PrideFest (October)
> Adelaide Feast Festival (November)
5 Legendary LGTBIQ Aussie Icons
Australia has produced many incredible humans that the rainbow pride community have embraced. Some of them happen to also be LGTBIQ. And us Aussies are proud of their achievements and the pride they take in being who they are. Here are five of many awesome Aussie icons:
> Molly Meldrum. Molly is one of Australia’s most loved public figures. Not only has he been a TV star, he has championed the Australian music industry for decades. This national treasure is one of Australia’s openly gay TV stars.
> Kylie Minogue. We have to acknowledge the singing and dancing superstar who has become a rainbow pride icon and performed at multiple Sydney Mardi Gras events.
> Ian Thorpe. Thorpey or Thropedo, as he’s known, is our swimming superstar who became Australia’s most decorated Olympian.
> Ruby Rose. The beautiful Ruby is a true Aussie gem. She became an Aussie icon as an MTV presenter and continued her stellar career with acting and modelling.
> Peter Allen. It has been said that Peter Allen, “gave Australia the permission to be camp. He dragged us out of a dim, buttoned-up Englishness and took us on a permanent summer holiday.” He was celebrated in Hugh Jackman’s Broadway musical The Boy from Oz.
5 Fun Rainbow Pride Quotes
Here at Yellow Octopus, we like to think of ourselves as a fun bunch. But we know there’s no group more fun than the LGTBIQ community. So celebrating that fact, here are a few of their awesome, most-fun quotes:
> "My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror." — W. Somerset Maugham
> "My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share." — Rita Mae Brown
> "If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: 'Hello. Can't work today, still queer.'" — Robin Tyler
> "There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats." — Elton John
> "If male homosexuals are called 'gay,' then female homosexuals should be called 'ecstatic.'" — Shelly Roberts
There are many ways to celebrate rainbow pride. If you want to celebrate with some awesome gifts and gadgets, then check out the products above!