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Sydney’s Inner West Council has backed the establishment of a LGBTIQ Pride Centre in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. On Tuesday night, the Council backed a motion from Councillor Anna York (pictured left) to throw open Expressions of Interest to create such a centre at Newtown Town Hall. The Council also plans to establish a …

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The owner of a kebab shop in the heart of Sydney’s gay district has said a homophobic and violent Facebook meme was just “a joke” after copping a boycott from angry locals. Ziftekhar Hasan runs Yilmaz Grill and Bakehouse in the inner-city suburb of Waterloo. This month, Hasan shared a Facebook meme reading, “Why should …

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The Gender Centre in New South Wales has launched a new campaign urging state leaders to defend trans and gender diverse young people and reject a damaging bill from One Nation’s Mark Latham. They warn Latham’s education bill, if passed, would ban all recognition of trans and gender diverse school students in NSW. Teachers, counsellors …

scott johnson nsw police arrest gay hate murder crime

The Sydney man charged with the 1988 murder of gay man Scott Johnson will face court next Tuesday (September 8). Johnson, an American national, was found dead in Sydney at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head on December 10, 1988. An inquest found the 27-year-old mathmetician and PhD student died by suicide. …

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Steve Johnson has told the ABC’s Australian Story program about his decades-long fight for justice for his brother Scott Johnson, who died in an alleged gay hate crime. When Scott’s body was found at the base of a Sydney cliff in 1988, police quickly decided the 27-year-old American man had died by suicide. However Steve …

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ACON has unveiled the final design for Sydney’s planned Bondi memorial for victims of historical gay and transgender hate crimes. Urban Art Projects’ (UAP) design titled “Rise” (pictured) has won out of the six shortlisted designs, unveiled earlier this year. The installation honours the victims and survivors targeted in the homophobic and transphobic violence in …

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NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham has been slammed for unveiling a Bill that would ban any support for transgender students at the state’s schools. Latham introduced his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill to NSW’s Upper House last Wednesday. In a speech, he said his bill seeks to “outlaw gender fluidity teaching, course …

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A group of 100 community members in New South Wales’ Blue Mountains are calling on their local council to install a rainbow crossing in their region. Just days after forming this month, the group Rainbow Committee Blue Mountains attracted dozens of locals. They’re calling for the council to create the rainbow crossing on Macquarie Road …

Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association called last night for compulsory mask-wearing in public. She also said NSW should close the air border to Victoria. “The thing that we can do, which is such a simple thing, is to have everyone in the community in masks. “We need to anticipate that …

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A Sydney man whose Brazilian ex-boyfriend secretly filmed sex with him and sold it on OnlyFans has said the crime has left him traumatised. Police charged Fabricio Da Silva Claudino (pictured) after he filmed the consensual sex with the ex-partner at home in Marrickville last year. The Instagram star then uploaded the four-minute sex video …

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