Pink Planet: Everyone joins in on the fun in Perth – By Julia Steinecke – Travel Reporter

Perth, Australia – “Let’s rumble!” says a drag queen wearing an orange negligee, and the mud begins to fly. It’s Lesbian Mud Wrestling night at Connections nightclub, ( and there’s a huge turnout late on a Wednesday night. Pairs of women, in their underwear, take turns slip-sliding on each other in an inflatable tub. The crowd moves forward for a better view. When I catch a glimpse, though, my gaydar flatlines and I begin to wonder if the wrestlers are really lesbians. Looking into the crowd, I see a straight-looking man dancing quietly behind a young blonde woman, cupping his hand towards her buttocks, just in case she happens to step back a little.