Herald Sun - 28 February 1998
Thanks to Kim for the information below:
In todays Herald Sun there is a short article on Lucy coming for the
parade, although most of the article is about Fred Nile. For those
interested it is located on page 17 and is as follows:
Morals campaigner Fred Nile isn't going, but Xena the Warrior Princess
is - along with tens of thousands of other revellers for tomorrow's 20th
Anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Mr Nile last night called off a threatened blockade because he feared
protesters would be run over by the motorcycle group Dykes on Bikes.  Mr
Nile said after discussions with police he had decided to hold a
"symbolic" protest along the parade route at 4pm.  About 20 protesters
would unfurl a giant banner saying "God Forgive Sydney". The parade is
scheduled to start at 8.30pm.
"We are concerned obviously about any accidents of a lesbian running
over a christian person standing on the roadway," the NSW Upper House MP
said.   Members of his Festival of Light group will also hold a prayer
vigil on Liverpool St, near the route, as the mardi gras proceeds.
Channel Ten has secured the talents of Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior
Princess) for the broadcast. It is also understood lesbian cult icon
Xena - who recorded a personal greeting for the 20th anniversary parade
broadcast earlier in the week - is jetting in from Auckland about 7.30pm
and will be whisked to the broadcast location by police escort.
The New Zealand-born actor decided to attend the parade after hearing a
float had been designed around her on-screen character.

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