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NSW Police Apologise To 78er Barbara Karpinski For Ejecting Her From SCG

By WENDY BACON The NSW Police have apologised to ‘78er Barbara Karpinski for ejecting her from the Sydney Cricket Ground stadium where she was watching the Mardi Gras parade on March 5. In response to questions from the Star Observer, an NSW Police spokesperson issued the following statement on Friday: “The NSW Police Force is […]

Mardi Gras CEO Calls For NSW Police Probe Into 78er’s Ejection From SCG

By WENDY BACON Sydney Mardi Gras chief executive Albert Kruger has called for a full NSW police investigation into the circumstances that led to the ejection of one of the original ‘78ers Barbara Karpinski from her seat in the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during the Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night. He has also initiated […]

Coming Soon: The Flipside of Flamboyance

The Flipside of Flamboyance is a defiantly queer film coming to a screen near you. Developed by local independent filmmaker Barbara Karpinski, the documentary explores the reasons why the mental health of the GLBTIQ community is amongst the poorest in Australia. This film celebrates the resilience of the people behind the GLBTIQ movement’s glamorous parades. The […]

Too raw for some, but delicious authenticity nonetheless

GLITTER SUPERNOVA  Barbarella Karpinski Glitta Supernova is a subcultural starlet, a nude counterculture contemporary Phyllis Diller. Performers like Glitta Supernova never make the cut on Dancing with the Stars, and even if Dreamgirls at the Cross had not been closed down - her tattoos, voluptuous shape and age, over forty, make her unemployable in the […]

‘Parents’ of Mardi Gras to get apology

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS On Thursday morning, there will be some validation for a lifetime of fighting for the rights of LGBTQI community when an apology is made to the group who protested at Taylor Square and began the Sydney tradition of Mardi Gras. It is estimated between 500 and one thousand people turned out to […]