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Inner West Council removes trans and gender diverse post after online abuse

By ERIN MODARO A social media post promoting a transgender and gender diverse swim night hosted by Inner West Council has received a deluge of abusive and transphobic comments, causing the post to be removed from Facebook.  Earlier this month, council announced that Ashfield Aquatic Centre would be hosting a free, exclusive swim night for […]

Sydney council votes for new rainbow pathway in Newtown ahead of WorldPride

By MARCUS HAAR A rainbow pathway in the Inner West may be just around the corner, after a motion to begin plans for a new pathway in Newtown ahead of next year’s World Pride event was carried unanimously by Inner West Council last week. The motion, which was moved by Independent Pauline Lockie and seconded […]

NSW Police Apologise To 78er Barbara Karpinski For Ejecting Her From SCG

By WENDY BACON The NSW Police have apologised to ‘78er Barbara Karpinski for ejecting her from the Sydney Cricket Ground stadium where she was watching the Mardi Gras parade on March 5. In response to questions from the Star Observer, an NSW Police spokesperson issued the following statement on Friday: “The NSW Police Force is […]

Midnight Shift the latest casualty of nanny state

BY LAWRENCE GIBBONS This weekend one of Sydney’s oldest and largest gay night clubs closed its doors permanently. The downstairs bar at the Midnight Shift ceased trading on the weekend, and the pub is on the market. For the time being the upstairs dance venue will remain open on weekends for special events. On the […]