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sphen and magic

Three things are certain in life — death, taxes and gay penguins stealing eggs. Sphen and Magic went viral in 2018 when the same-sex couple ‘adopted’ an egg. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium carers initially named the chick the pair hatched Lara. However, the public nicknamed her Sphengic after her two dads. In 2020, Sphen and …

mcivers ladies baths transgender discrimination

A popular female-only pool in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has copped backlash for banning transgender female patrons unless they’ve “undergone a gender reassignment surgery.” The McIver’s Ladies Baths in Coogee had published the rule in an FAQ section of its website. This week, its discovery sparked criticism on social media. Under a heading “Are transgender women …

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A Brazilian tourist convicted of posting explicit videos of his Sydney ex-boyfriend on amateur porn site OnlyFans without consent will be deported after spending months in prison. Fabricio Da Silva Claudino (pictured) filmed the consensual sex with the ex-partner in his home in Marrickville, Sydney in 2019. The 32-year-old Instagram star then uploaded the four-minute …

mardi gras agm

The majority of members in attendance at today’s virtual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM voted against banning police and corrective service officers from the 2021 parade. However, the 327 member votes for keeping the floats as opposed for 261 against showed a strong and increasingly influential protest vote. Pride in Protest member Keith …

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A Brazilian tourist accused of filming sex with his then-boyfriend in Sydney and selling it on website OnlyFans has told a court the man consented to it. The former flight attendant is facing image-based abuse charges – an offence commonly dubbed “revenge porn”. Fabricio Da Silva Claudino (pictured) filmed the consensual sex with the ex-partner …

anglican archbishop glenn davies same-sex marriages blessings

The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies has slammed a top church tribunal’s opinion to permit the blessings of same-sex marriages. Last year, the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta, in north-east Victoria, made history when it voted to allow priests to officially bless same-sex couples already married. However the vote caused controversy and leaders intervened to …

kimberley mcrae murder accused

New South Wales homicide detectives have extradited a Colombian man from the Caribbean island of Aruba on charges of murdering Sydney trans woman Kimberley McRae. Police found McRae, 69, dead in her Coogee unit in suspicious circumstances in January this year. After an investigation police accused Colombian student Hector Enrique Valencia, now 21, of murdering …

sydney gay penguin couple sphen magic dads

Sydney’s world-famous gay penguin dads Sphen and Magic have become doting parents to their second newborn chick during their aquarium’s breeding season. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium said they’ve welcomed several new Gentoo Penguin chicks over the last month. The babies privately hatched in their Sub-Antarctic Zone, with the he oldest arriving mid-October. The youngest’s birth …

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Sydney gay man Simon Knight was 32 when he was last seen at a hotel on Crown Street, Surry Hills, on the morning of July 21, 2005. The chef (pictured) failed to arrive for work at a Newtown café later that day and police were notified he was missing. However, despite investigations at the time …

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A US gay porn star and his boyfriend working from home in inner-city Sydney are allegedly disturbing their neighbours with “extreme noise”. The couple are reportedly renting on the seventh floor of the stunning Monument apartment complex, located in the rainbow neighbourhood of Surry Hills and overlooking Oxford Street. But as the pair have worked …

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