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Activist group Pride in Protest say they’ll go ahead with an alternate Mardi Gras protest march on Saturday, despite opposition from NSW Police. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning their …

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A group of “Christian Lives Matter” protesters have picketed a “Heaps Gay” concert in Sydney, chanting hymns in a bid to drown out the music. The City of Sydney is running a month-long series of outdoor “Sunset Piazza” concerts in the publicly-owned St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt in the inner-city. As part of the series, event …

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Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has officially unveiled a 90-metre rainbow path at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills to commemorate the the third anniversary of marriage equality. Just over three years ago, 30,000 people gathered on the park’s south-west lawn to hear the results of the marriage equality postal survey. The crowd burst into …

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Sydney businessman and adult shop owner Con Ange has accused a former employee of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his business. The 61-year-old owns the “Everything Adult” brand. Ange’s companies operate 10 adult stores across NSW, Victoria, and Queensland, including The Den in Brisbane. In 2014, the Sydney-based businessman hired Neva Lozzi to …

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A group of New South Wales MPs have said they are working on legislation to ban harmful “conversion therapy”. Last week, the Victorian parliament passed legislation to ban the harmful and debunked practices. The laws make it illegal to try and change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Now NSW …

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The Sydney man accused of murdering gay man Scott Johnson in Sydney more than 32 years ago has pleaded not guilty to the crime. Johnson, an American national, was found dead in Sydney at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head on December 10, 1988. On May 12, 2020, police arrested Scott Phillip …

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The former owner of New York’s famed Continental gay bathhouse, Steve Ostrow, has received an Order of Australia honour for his later work in Sydney’s LGBTIQ community. On Tuesday, the Sydney-based American expat (pictured) received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to the LGBTIQ community and the performing arts.” Ostrow is …

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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 …

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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 …

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