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Sydney’s dark history of gay hate murders revealed in report

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organisers have announced that next year’s Parade will again be held as a ticketed event within the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a second year. Mardi Gras moved the 2021 parade from Sydney’s Oxford Street to inside the SCG. And on Thursday, organisers said the same thing will happen …

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Described as so handsome he verged on beautiful, George Bellingham Roberts featured in one of Sydney’s greatest society scandals. The divorce trial of the secretary to a former NSW Governor heard ‘grave and unpleasant evidence of unnatural behaviour’. Gorgeous George apparently fraternised with men who scorned the company of women while communicating in their own …

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A Sydney council will make Coogee Beach’s giant rainbow walkway permanent but some councillors want community consultation because the installation “is a political statement”. The 47 metre curved walkway was installed at the steps of Coogee’s lower promenade ahead of Mardi Gras season in February this year. Since then, the walkway has become a Instagram-ready …

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The true story of how the scenic clifftops at Bondi, Sydney became the epicentre of a series of gay hate murders is the focus of new true crime podcast Bondi Badlands. The podcast investigates the series of violent murders and disappearances in Sydney in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The victims of the crimes …

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As we say Bye Gladys, we look back at other sordid Aussie political affairs. There’s plenty to remember in a country with the unique distinction of losing an adulterous PM in the surf while his mistress minded his drink on the beach. If there’s one thing that inspires bipartisanship in politics, it’s adultery. Gladys Berejiklian’s …

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Drag queen Carla From Bankstown has been entertaining thousands with her hilarious COVID-19 messages during Sydney’s lockdown. Carla is the alter ego of Benjahmin James, a retail worker and lifelong Bankstown local. On TikTok and Instagram, Carla is an assistant of NSW Premier Gladys “Butterchicken” as she staffs the Covid hotline. “If I sees youse …

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The building housing iconic Sydney gay venue ARQ Nightclub and its neighbours is up for sale for the first time in three decades. Owner Shadd Danesi has owned the inner-city Darlinghurst property for 30 years. He opened ARQ Nightclub in August 1999. In 2019, the nightclub celebrated its 20th anniversary. Last year, ARQ sadly had …

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Jack Vidgen has candidly spoken about the pros and cons of giving up alcohol, five months after the singer went sober. Responding to a fan during a recent Instagram Q&A, the out singer confirmed he’s still off booze, before sharing the pros and cons of life without it. “Yes still sober. Drinking wasn’t really my …

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Police have arrested and charged a man with murder for the fatal 1987 bashing of Sydney man Raymond Keam in a cold case breakthrough. A member of the public found Raymond Keam’s body in grass at Alison Park in Randwick on January 13, 1987. A post mortem examination and 1988 coronial inquest found the father-of-four …

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The grieving family of Sydney man Francis Mossman have remembered him as the “warmest, most generous and loving” man after his tragic death at 33. The 33-year-old gay man, known  as Frankie, tragically died by suicide in Erskineville last weekend. The New Zealand-born actor moved to Australia in 2012, and had a starring role in …

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