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Transgender organisations and advocates have called for a legal review and appeal in the case of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno’s death in New South Wales. The 25-year-old died in September 2019 after Wagga Wagga man Rian Ross Toyer choked her to death during what the court found was a consensual sex act. Warning: distressing …

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A New South Wales man convicted of the manslaughter of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno has been sentenced to 22 months in jail after initially avoiding prison in a sentencing error. A Wagga Wagga District Court judge initially sentenced Rian Ross Toyer on March 19 for Mhelody Bruno’s manslaughter. Bruno fell unconscious when Toyer choked …

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Australia’s Red Cross Lifeblood donation service has apologised to a gay man on PrEP who was incorrectly told he could donate while taking the medication. From January 31, men who have sex with men (MSM) and some trans donors are permitted to give blood if they haven’t been sexually active for three months. The new …

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A bipartisan parliamentary committee has called on the New South Wales government to appoint a judge to re-examine dozens of potential historical gay hate murders in the state. The parliamentary inquiry was established in September 2018 to examine a string of historical gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010. The committee’s report, not …

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The managing committee of the McIvers Ladies Baths in Sydney has been ousted by members in the wake of the pool’s recent transphobia controversy. McIver’s Ladies’ Baths in Coogee came under fire in January after announcing only trans women who had undergone surgery could use the ocean pool, devastating some frequent trans patrons. The heritage-listed …

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A New South Wales man convicted for the death of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno will be re-sentenced after avoiding jail for her manslaughter. Rian Ross Toyer, a former corporal in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), was sentenced last Friday (March 19) for the manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno in September 2019. Bruno fell unconscious …

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NSW Police have called for witnesses after ABC crime reporter Mark Reddie and others were pelted with eggs by “a car full of idiots” after Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade. Reddie spoke out about the attack on Sunday morning, and reported it to police on Monday. A NSW Police spokesperson said officers were investigating an assault …

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Indigenous Sydney drag performer Felicia Foxx has appeared on a stunning Mardi Gras mural, one of five around the country honouring queer activists and artists. Ahead of Mardi Gras, Instagram partnered with LGBTIQ+ creators and artist to install the five murals Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane to champion each city’s “Rising Heroes”. Felicia appears …

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A gay couple have gotten engaged in a surprise sky-high marriage proposal onboard Virgin Australia’s maiden Pride Flight from Brisbane to Sydney ahead of Mardi Gras. The one-off flight on Friday welcomed over 120 passengers who enjoyed mid-air drag performances, beverages, music as well as “all of the trimmings you’d expect” from a pride celebration. …

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ABC journalist Mark Reddie says he and a group of friends were targeted with eggs by homophobic thugs in Sydney just hours after the Mardi Gras parade. The Sydney reporter tweeted about the sad incident on Riley Street in Darlinghurst in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Walking home with a group of gay guys …

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