Australia's "Pride" Parade is called the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. This is run by a "not for profit" organisation,the New Mardi Gras committee. My novella is not endorsed by them or linked to them in any way. For the record, they were not happy with me using the term Mardi Gras for the title of the book as they have copyrighted it in Australia. They eventually gave me permission to use it providing I made it clear that I wasn't connected to them in any way.In recognition of the great work they do in holding the parade I am donating half my royalties to the committee.Apart from attending the parade and a number of the special events in Mardi Gras week, I also did a lot of research, including reading a book "What Happened to Gay Life" by Robert Reynolds. I wrote a review on that for Goodreads.It's been great to see that "Mardi Gras" has inspired people to do more reading themselves about the events Mardi Gras commemorates. The photos I took of the parade can be seen in a photo album on my webpage.