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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 …

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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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New South Wales MPs have passed a parliamentary motion supporting the state’s transgender community, in the face of harmful legislation from One Nation’s Mark Latham. On Wednesday afternoon, members unanimously passed independent MPs Alex Greenwich’s motion. It called for “dignity, fairness, respect and equality” for all trans and gender diverse people. It was in part …

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The University of Newcastle has unveiled a permanent rainbow pedestrian crossing at one of its New South Wales campuses. The uni is celebrating its 2020 Pride Week this week. And on Tuesday students and staff unveiled the rainbow crossing on the Callaghan campus in front of the Chancellery building. Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky said the …

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An amazing new digital exhibition explores over a century of queer history in the Tweed in northern New South Wales. Tweed Regional Museum launched the project, titled Small Town Queer, to coincide with LGBTI History Month in October. The collection explores Tweed’s “rich tapestry” of queer history from the early 1900s to the present. The …

Fred Nile christian democratic party

Long-standing New South Wales homophobe Fred Nile has denied the Christian Democratic Party he leads is facing deregistration over dwindling membership. The NSW Electoral Commission issued the warning to the party on September 17, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The noticed warned the CDP it was considering deregistering the party because it had fallen below …

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Actor Luke Evans and his partner Rafa Olarra have shared photos of their Byron Bay holiday. The 41-year-old Welsh actor posted snaps and videos to Instagram of himself and Olarra on horseback at Koonyum Range in northern New South Wales. “Amazing day riding through forests and picnic at a lookout over Byron bay,” Evans wrote …

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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