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Sydney’s Inner West Council has backed the establishment of a LGBTIQ Pride Centre in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. On Tuesday night, the Council backed a motion from Councillor Anna York (pictured left) to throw open Expressions of Interest to create such a centre at Newtown Town Hall. The Council also plans to establish a …

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The owner of a kebab shop in the heart of Sydney’s gay district has said a homophobic and violent Facebook meme was just “a joke” after copping a boycott from angry locals. Ziftekhar Hasan runs Yilmaz Grill and Bakehouse in the inner-city suburb of Waterloo. This month, Hasan shared a Facebook meme reading, “Why should …

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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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ACON has unveiled the final design for Sydney’s planned Bondi memorial for victims of historical gay and transgender hate crimes. Urban Art Projects’ (UAP) design titled “Rise” (pictured) has won out of the six shortlisted designs, unveiled earlier this year. The installation honours the victims and survivors targeted in the homophobic and transphobic violence in …

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A Sydney man whose Brazilian ex-boyfriend secretly filmed sex with him and sold it on OnlyFans has said the crime has left him traumatised. Police charged Fabricio Da Silva Claudino (pictured) after he filmed the consensual sex with the ex-partner at home in Marrickville last year. The Instagram star then uploaded the four-minute sex video …

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COVID-19 may have cancelled Pride festivals worldwide, but Australia will join the online Global Pride celebrations on Saturday (June 27). On Saturday evening, Brisbane Pride are hosting this year’s 59th Annual Queens Ball Virtual Awards online from 7pm. The Queens Ball is the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world. Brisbane Pride President Rebecca Johnson told …

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A Brazilian tourist will plead guilty to “revenge porn” offences after secretly recording sex with his Sydney lover and posting it on OnlyFans without consent. Police charged Fabricio Da Silva Claudino after he filmed the consensual sex with his Sydney boyfriend at their Marrickville home last July. The former Emirates flight attendant also uploaded several …

acon waverley council designs gay hate crime memorial bondi marks park tamarama

ACON and Waverley Council have released shortlisted designs for the planned memorial artwork for victims of historical gay hate crimes in Sydney. The permanent memorial, in Marks Park at Tamarama south of Bondi, will honour victims and survivors targeted in homophobic and transphobic attacks in NSW across decades. From the 1970s to 1990s, attackers targeted …

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Police have charged a Lane Cove man with the murder of Scott Johnson in Sydney in 1988. Scott was only 27 years old when found dead near North Head over 30 years ago. On December 10, 1988, the body of the Sydney-based American was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, …

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MasterChef contestant Khanh Ong has revealed the meaning behind the “You Are Loved” t-shirts he’s worn in every episode. Ong said the show’s fans have been flooding him with messages about his shirts, which he has worn in different colours during every MasterChef: Back to Win challenge. “I reckon I’ve gotten about 300 comments, and …

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