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Trans advocates call for appeal in Mhelody Bruno manslaughter case

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A 29-year-old man who assaulted two teenage girls in March on the night of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is appealing his prison sentence and was granted bail. This week a judge sentenced Double Bay man Jesse Mackenzie (pictured left) to 20 months in prison for his role in the violence in the …

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Congregants at a regional New South Wales church have rallied to support a gay couple who are leaving the church over a dispute with clergy over their “unbiblical” same-sex marriage. Peter Sanders was the church organist at St Mary’s Anglican Church in West Armidale in northern New South Wales. He and his husband, who is …

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Almost two years after her death, an ABC investigation into the manslaughter of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno has revealed troubling new details of the case. Warning: distressing content Mhelody Bruno arrived in Australia to holiday six weeks before her tragic death in September 2019. A week before her flight back home, former Air Force …

NSW Police rescued – and later fined – two naked male sunbathers from coastal bushland after they were “startled by a deer” and got lost on Sunday. In New South Wales, greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong are currently in a two-week lockdown due to community transmission of COVID-19. NSW Police commissioner …

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Lyle Shelton’s political ambitions seem stymied at every turn. Now, the recent triumph of his appointment to replace Fred Nile in the NSW Upper House has been tarnished by news that the Christian Democrats are in receivership. We can all only look back to Lyle and Fred’s big announcement through a veil of tears. Eternity …

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A crowd of protesters have rallied in Sydney against two bills introduced by One Nation’s Mark Latham, including one that would put transgender students “in harm’s way”. The NSW One Nation leader has caused outrage with his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. Advocates warn Latham’s bill, if passed, would ban recognition of …

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The children of Sydney man Raymond Keam, murdered in a spate of 1980s “gay hate” deaths, have pleaded for information on the unsolved crime as NSW Police offer a $1 million reward. A member of the public found Raymond Keam’s body in grass at the northern end of Alison Park at Randwick about 6.15am on …

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Fierce Indigenous drag diva Felicia Foxx will walk the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney this week. The Sydney performer is a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti Sistergirl. Sistergirl is a term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use to describe gender diverse people. Australian Fashion Week kicked off on Monday at Carriageworks in Sydney. …

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NSW Police have charged a man with the murder of his boyfriend at an apartment block in Sydney’s east on Tuesday afternoon. Phillip Papaefthymio (pictured above), 42, was arrested near the apartment building in the Sydney suburb of Rushcutters Bay. He allegedly attacked his 39-year-old partner, Chris Stanmore, in the basement car park. Stanmore had …

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We all known New South Wales has a regional town called Yass, population 6,506. Yass also has an IGA supermarket. And that local IGA has had to spike an otherwise routine online giveaway thanks to a very ill-constructed hashtag. The supermarket was running the giveaway over Facebook, with the grand prize being a rather coveted …

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