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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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Australia’s LGBTIQ soccer teams will play simultaneous matches on this weekend’s inaugural PFA Day event by Pride Football Australia. Players in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney will play matches on their home turf this Saturday (February 27) to support LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sport. The teams will all play 6-a-side social football tournaments (6-a-side) at the …

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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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The City of Sydney has removed an advertisement for a queer concert depicting a Sydney church after the Catholic Archbishop blasted it as “upsetting” and “provocative”. The council is running the month-long series of outdoor “Sunset Piazza” concerts in the St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt in Sydney. As part of the series, event producers Heaps Gay …

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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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Casey Donovan has opened up about her relationship with partner Jade Sharp, after the pair spent Valentine’s Day together. On Sunday, the singer-songwriter shared a photo of a beautiful bouquet of roses on her Instagram. “She said she was going to get stuff for breakfast and came back with these… she’s a bit cute!” Casey …

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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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Sydney’s gay penguin dads Sphen and Magic will feature in the 2021 Mardi Gras parade with a very important message. The two penguins have been inseparable at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium since 2018. The duo made headlines around the world after hatching two chicks together. On March 6, the 43rd annual Mardi Gras parade will …

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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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