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Warning: distressing content A gay man bashed in a horrific 1980s Sydney hate crime has alleged a police report at the time said he “deserved” the attack. After murder charges in the 1988 death of Scott Johnson, Sydney man Martin Parker recalled his memories of his own vicious assault in northern Sydney with The Australian. Parker …

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A Brazilian tourist will plead guilty to “revenge porn” offences after secretly recording sex with his Sydney lover and posting it on OnlyFans without consent. Police charged Fabricio Da Silva Claudino after he filmed the consensual sex with his Sydney boyfriend at their Marrickville home last July. The former Emirates flight attendant also uploaded several …

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ACON and Waverley Council have released shortlisted designs for the planned memorial artwork for victims of historical gay hate crimes in Sydney. The permanent memorial, in Marks Park at Tamarama south of Bondi, will honour victims and survivors targeted in homophobic and transphobic attacks in NSW across decades. From the 1970s to 1990s, attackers targeted …

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Transgender people have had gender-affirming medical procedures delayed and young queer people have returned to unsupportive home environments due to COVID-19, according to a community survey. The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSWGLRL) surveyed the LGBTIQ community about the economic, health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups reported 65% of respondents …

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A New South Wales judge found a man charged with entering a home intending to intimidate while armed with an offensive weapon not guilty. The man was one of a pair who went to the wrong address after being hired via Facebook for a sexual fantasy involving broomstick roleplay. According to statements entered at the …

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Wollongong residents have asked their local council for better surveillance after “cowardly” homophobic vandals repeatedly defaced their local rainbow crossing. The rainbow crossing was painted in the coastal New South Wales city last Christmas as a show of support for the LGBTIQ community. However after it was unveiled, vandals targeted the crossing with their cars, …

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After last week’s arrest of the alleged killer of gay man Scott Johnson, police have appealed for new information in other unsolved suspected “gay hate” cases from the same era. From the late 1970s through to the early 1990s, more than 80 gay men disappeared or were murdered in NSW, many at coastal parks in …

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LGBTIQ people from culturally diverse backgrounds have opened up about the family tension and hostility they faced during the 2017 marriage equality postal survey. Australia’s divisive postal vote returned an overall 61.6 per cent “yes” vote. However, 17 electorates in Australia returned a majority “no” result. Twelve of those were located in Greater Western Sydney. …

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The man accused of murdering gay man Scott Johnson will remain in custody as police say a single informant may get part of the $2 million reward for coming forward. Yesterday, police charged Scott Phillip White with the alleged 1988 gay hate murder of Scott Johnson, in a stunning breakthrough. On Wedneday, White’s lawyers did …

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Police have charged a Lane Cove man with the murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney in 1988. Scott was only 27 years old when found dead near North Head over 30 years ago. On December 10, 1988, the body of the Sydney-based American was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, …

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