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HomoQuotable - Rupert Everett

"I think all these pride marches have lost their centre slightly. If you encountered them in the beginning of the 1980s when the gay community was really in crisis with its back against the wall, they were very highly charged events about survival and trying to define ourselves and keep our heads up.

“Now, because of all the fighting that those people did, there is a generation of mindless drug addicts – party-grazing cows who move from one side of the planet to the other, getting high and fucking each other. I’m not saying whether that’s good or bad, but it’s not political anymore.

“Maybe the thing we have to protest most is our behaviour within ourselves – maybe it’s interior not exterior. It’s up to us to see where our image to the outside world now is – because that is what’s potentially dangerous.” - Rupert Everett, speaking to Australia's SX Magazine, which notes that notorious party animal Everett was grand marshall of last year's Sydney Mardi Gras.

Last year I attended two Pride marches and they were the most political I've attended in at least a decade, thanks to the gay marriage issue and the coming election.

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