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wentworth mp dr kerryn phelps

The NSW Police’s counter-terrorism unit is investigating a string of homophobic, racist, and anti-semitic emails targeting the federal MP for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps. Dr Phelps made a complaint to NSW Police following the latest abusive email which said “LGBT are no better than pigs or dogs.” She said an email distributed this week which …

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star observer

Australian LGBTIQ publication Star Observer has announced the company has entered voluntary administration and is up for sale. The publication announced on Thursday the board of directors of the company, Gay & Lesbian Community Publishing Limited, had appointed Trent McMillen from MaC Insolvency as administrator on Friday, May 10. “Cash flow is the lifeblood of …

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ron austin 78er sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

City of Sydney councillors observed a minute’s silence on Monday night to memorialise gay activist and Mardi Gras ‘78er Ron Austin, who passed away a month ago. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore also honoured Austin’s “outstanding” contribution to Mardi Gras and his long history of LGBTIQ activism with the following tribute. I pay tribute to …

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ron austin 78er sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Ron Austin, one of the pioneering Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 78ers, has passed away in Sydney at age 90. Austin was among the marchers in the first Mardi Gras parade along Sydney’s Oxford Street in 1978. That group is now known as “The 78ers”. He was an early member of LGBTIQ rights group …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is seeking community views on a potential name change for the festival in a bid to be more inclusive. The Mardi Gras team told members on Tuesday they had often heard feedback from the LGBTIQ community about the organisation’s name only specifying “gay” and “lesbian” with no mention of …

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Bullamakanka Pearl of the Outback

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, previously isolated gay communities in rural hamlets can now participate in their own small way in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. QN Magazine’s regional Queensland correspondent Pearl of the Outback explains how. Mr Humphries recently hosted something the young folks call a Mardi Gras Watch Party. …

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Nicholas-Bucknell bashed sydney mardi gras

NSW Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend, one of a string of robberies he allegedly committed just hours before the parade. Nicholas Bucknell, 29, told triple j’s Hack he was ambushed, attacked and robbed by a group of young …

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A bizarre homophobic and transphobic flyer distributed to letterboxes in the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville and Campsie ahead of the state election has been referred to the NSW Electoral Commission. The anti-gay flyer instructs voters “Do Not Vote Labor” and is written in poor English with both Chinese and Arabic translations. “Do not vote Labor …

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Sydney men kicked out of uber the day after mardi gras homophobia

A gay Sydney man has claimed he and a friend were kicked out of an Uber because of their sexuality, just a day after the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations. Ryan Ottey uploaded video to his Facebook page showing part of the incident in the Uber he and friend Aaron Brown (both pictured) shared on Sunday. …

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