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The man convicted of murdering gay man Scott Johnson has lodged an appeal after his shock confession to the 1988 crime in open court. Lawyers for Scott White lodged an appeal last week in the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal against his conviction, the Guardian reported. On January 10, the 50-year-old stunned his …

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A private investigator who took up Scott Johnson’s gay hate murder case has called for accountability for police who ignored historical crimes and reflected on brother Steve Johnson’s “incredible 33-year-long odyssey” for justice. Scott Johnson was found dead at the bottom of a cliff at Manly in northern Sydney in 1988. NSW Police insisted the …

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The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby has weighed in on fresh calls to ban NSW Police from Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras after the conviction of Scott Johnson’s killer. Scott Johnson was found dead at the bottom of a cliff at Manly in 1988. NSW Police considered the gay man’s death a suicide …

scott johnson nsw police arrest gay hate murder crime

Sydney man Scott White has admitted to murdering gay man Scott Johnson in 1988, and he has been convicted in the high profile “gay hate” cold case. Johnson was found dead in Sydney at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head on December 10, 1988. He was 27. Police considered his death a …

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Lismore LGBTIQ+ group The Tropical Fruits is looking for a Club Manager to lead their Fruity team. Are you looking for creative, values-led, community-building work? Do you want the flexibility and innovative potential of working for a grassroots, not-for-profit community organisation? The Tropical Fruits Inc is a fun, safe and inclusive LGBTIQ+ social group, founded …

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A gay New South Wales couple who say they were driven out of their church for getting married have heard a powerful message from a supportive priest who agreed to bless their union. Peter Sanders and Peter Grace went public with their story last year, after getting a civil same-sex marriage in early 2020. The …

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Sydney’s gay penguin power couple Sphen and Magic are celebrating their third anniversary and are still inseparable, their aquarium says. The same-sex penguin pair went viral in 2018 when staff at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium announced the monogamous males had paired up. The duo made headlines around the world after hatching two chicks together at …

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A powerful New South Wales judicial inquiry seeking justice for victims of decades of historical gay and transgender hate crimes is being established by the state government. A NSW parliamentary committee earlier spent 18 months looking into dozens of the unsolved deaths between 1970 and 2010. The committee heard from survivors and families of victims …

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Sex on premises venues in New South Wales can finally reopen next week but Sydney’s gay saunas have accused NSW Health of unfair treatment. On Tuesday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet brought forward the easing of a raft of restrictions for vaccinated people from December 1 to Monday, November 8. He said this is because the …

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A former NSW Police officer has spoken out for the first time about the assaults he witnessed by police officers against gay men in Sydney in the 1980s. Mark Higginbotham was an officer within the NSW Police at Darlinghurst station through the 1980s. Warning: distressing content He’s opened up for the first time about his …

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