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Inner West Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a ‘raging success’: Deputy Mayor

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West's deputy mayor has called the first Trans and Gender Diverse swim night a "raging success", with the event going ahead on Friday night after receiving a deluge of transphobic comments earlier this month. The swim night, which took place at Ashfield Aquatic Centre, was announced this month and […]

Inclusive businesses, public artworks and a pride museum: City of Sydney pushes ahead with Oxford Street revamp

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The City of Sydney unveiled a draft LGBTQIA+ social and cultural place strategy for Oxford Street this week after a fraught public consultation process. The City published a draft of the proposal on Monday, which seeks to preserve the community history, culture and character of Oxford Street, as well as fund new […]

Allegra Spender to ‘champion’ priorities of Wentworth LGBTI community

By DANIEL LO SURDO Independent candidate for the seat of Wentworth Allegra Spender has promised to champion the values of the LGBTI community if she is elected at next month’s federal election.  Ms Spender, the daughter of former Liberal politician John Spender and fashion designer and businesswoman Carla Zampatti, told City Hub that she has […]

Newtown’s Bedford Square to be renamed ‘Pride Square’

By DOUGLAS MAGALETTI Newtown’s Bedford Square is set to become Pride Square. Inner West Council is seeking to permanently rename the public square outside Newtown Town Hall in time for WorldPride 2023. Pride Square Motion Passed By Council Unanimously Labor councillor Mat Howard put forward the amendment which was passed unanimously. “We have kick-started the […]

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 […]

Yes and No go head to head

BY ALEC SMART A rally to promote the Yes vote for the plebiscite on marriage equality is planned in Sydney for this Sunday, 10 September. The rally comes at a time when each side is stepping up their campaigns, with increasing acrimony between various factions, amidst accusations that the No vote is underpinned by homophobia […]

An end to private school discrimination

Independent MP for Sydney Alex Greenwich is pushing ahead with the bill he introduced to State Parliament aiming to end exemptions in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act enabling private schools to expel students for being gay. The Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill aims to bring independent schools in line with public schools and educational institutions, who are forbidden […]