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mardi gras fair day sunshine and rainbows

Sunshine and rainbows as far as the eye could see greeted revellers at Mardi Gras Fair Day in Sydney’s Victoria Park today. With 80,000 people expected at the event, attractions abounded for everyone. Acts like Ngaiire and Jamarz on Marz lit up the ANZ Main Stage. Ngaiire Jamarz on Marz Clover Moore Ever mindful of …

grindr murder peter keeley nsw police batemans bay broulee

Police have charged three teenagers with murder and kidnapping after the death of Canberra man Peter Keeley on the south coast of New South Wales. On February 2, a dog walker found the man’s body in bushland in the small coastal town of Broulee. NSW Police have since identified him as Canberra father and auctioneer …

mardi gras sydney harbour bridge courtey act bridgeclimb

Courtney Act became the first drag act to perform atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge Thursday night. The winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK and former RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up performed songs by Sia, Lizzo and Kylie Minogue to promote BridgeClimb. BridgeClimb hosted the performance to launch their annual Mardi Gras celebrations. I, Storm, Mistress of …

ron brookman uniting church living waters conversion therapy

NSW Police have charged former Sydney pastor and “conversion therapy” leader Ron Brookman with the alleged indecent assault of a 13-year-old in the 1980s. The 70-year-old is accused of the indecent assault of a person under 16 years of age while in his care. He allegedly “kissed and rubbed his groin against” the boy while …

kimberley mcrae memorial nsw coogee

A candlelight vigil has been held to honour the memory of NSW woman Kimberley McRae, following her tragic death this month in Coogee in Sydney’s south-east. Police found the 69-year-old, who was transgender, dead in suspicious circumstances at her unit earlier this month. The memorial was held in the suburb last Friday evening (January 24), …

beccy cole tamworth country music festival pride float

Beccy Cole and wife Libby O’Donovan today proudly took their place on the first Pride float in the Tamworth Country Music festival cavalcade. 11-time Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole told the ABC that any Pride float in a cavalcade was wonderful. “But to have one in a cavalcade that I feel so connected to and …

kimberley mcrae coogee nsw police murder investigation

NSW Police have appealed for information as they investigate the suspicious death of Sydney woman Kimberley McRae. Officers found her body in her unit in Coogee at about 10am on Tuesday (January 14), but when she died is unclear. Police later identified her as 69-year-old Kimberley McRae. McRae, who was transgender, lived alone but was …

grindr rape

Prosecutors in New South Wales earlier this month dropped charges against the man accused in the Grindr rape of a thirteen-year-old boy. The man charged with the rape, Moud Ul Hasan Nuri, told the Daily Mail Australia that the case ruined his life. “I lost my reputation, my friends, my family support, my job, everything. …

corrupting christmas tradition etcetera etcetera

Kirralie Smith, spokesperson for Binary which “exists to challenge the aggressive agenda to de-gender our society” this week complained about “another example of corrupting Christmas.” Smith’s complaint centred on Sydney performer Etcetera Etcetera who this December continues the age-old Christmas tradition of performing in drag to bring fun and cheer to the festive season. Smith …

sydney rainbow crossing taylor square

A local council has voted to create Sydney’s second rainbow crossing, in the inner west suburb of Newtown. Inner West Council Mayor Darcy Byrne said the decision was made at Tuesday’s council meeting. Byrne said councillors had voted to support “our local Labor proposal to create a Rainbow Crossing or Square” in Newtown. He said …

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