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Courtney steps out for Mardi Gras

Courtney steps out for Mardi Gras

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:30 Written by // Ron Hughes

Courtney Act has been announced as the inaugural “Official Ambassador” for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and is urging everyone to get involved.

Courtney Act (aka Shane Jenek) has been working mainly overseas lately but is looking forward to coming home and taking up the reins.

“Sydney during Mardi Gras is my favourite place and time on the planet. To be announced as the official ambassador is really exciting,” Jenek said in a statement.

“Living overseas the past few years has ignited my patriotism and where ever I go my accent reveals my homeland. It always sparks conversations about what a magical country Australia is and about of one of the greatest GLBT Pride festivals in the world, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.”

“I tell everyone, the best way to see the Mardi Gras Parade is [to be] in it! So book your flight, book your accommodation and get on social media to find a float you can be on at this Mardi Gras,” Jenek continued.

Mardi Gras CEO Michael Rolik said, “We’re so excited to announce that Shane will be our first Mardi Gras Ambassador, helping us to communicate our message of infinite love around the globe.

“Shane is a powerful role model for young LGBTQI people, a shining example of what can be achieved by staying true to yourself and being proud of your individuality.”

Courtney Act will be bringing her hit show Boys Like Me to Sydney Theatre on Tuesday February 25. As Mardi Gras ambassador, Jenek will represent SGLMG at LGBTQI community and civic events such as Pride festivals around the world, as well as feature in an international promotional campaign for Mardi Gras


Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

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