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Inner West mayor calls on Liberal Party to disendorse “homophobic” councillor

By ALLISON HORE Inner West mayor, Darcy Byrne, is calling on members of the Liberal party to disavow a homophobic councillor and not endorse her as a candidate in the upcoming local council elections. Councillor Julie Passas, who has served for almost two decades, was found guilty of "unlawful homosexual vilification" in 2019, and ordered […]

Eastern suburbs MP backs LGBTQI+ discrimination bill

By ALLISON HORE An Eastern suburbs MP has backed a controversial bill which advocacy groups say would make it easier to discriminate against LGBTQI+ people. A NSW parliamentary committee reported on the findings of their inquiry into a set of “religious freedom protections” proposed by One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham late last month. Member […]

Pride in Protest: What are they fighting for?

By SOOFIA TARIQ On March 6, a crowd of around 3,000 protesters gathered in Taylor Square, ahead of the official Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The protest was organised by activist group Pride in Protest, along with Community Action for Rainbow Rights, NSW Community Advocates for People in Prisons, DIY […]

Kirby calls for Gay, Lesbian, Trans Museum near Taylor Square

By ALLISON HORE In the lead up to World Pride 2023 there is a renewed effort to set up a permanent pride museum in Sydney. And it’s already gaining momentum. Former High Court justice Michael Kirby, a patron of the Victorian Pride Centre, has written a letter to a number of prominent members of the […]

Taking to the street for transgender visibility

By ALLISON HORE Ahead of Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st of March, protesters took over King Street to raise awareness about a number of issues which impact the transgender and gender diverse communities. International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness about the discrimination they […]

Drag queens adapt to a new normal

By RACHEL CLARK At the peak of the pandemic every industry was impacted, including Sydney’s drag scene. With limited opportunities, many decided to create their own stages with the use of social media. Clubs and theatres being shut down left many without work. But, the drag queens of Sydney didn’t hang up their heels and […]

Prince Alfred Park’s rainbow footpath unveiled

By ALLISON HORE A new rainbow footpath has been unveiled in Surry Hills just in time for Mardi Gras. The footpath serves as a reminder both for how far the LGBTQI+ community has come and how far it has to go. The 90-metre path runs alongside the area of Prince Alfred Park now known “Equality […]

Christine Forster to stand down following election

By ALLISON HORE After nine years on the City of Sydney council, Liberal councillor Christine Forster will be stepping down following the September council elections.  Ms. Forster was elected to the City of Sydney in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. She said while it has been “an honour” to represent the people of Sydney, […]

Rainbow footpath for Surry Hills

By ALLISON HORE A pathway in Surry Hills is set to be transformed into a vibrant rainbow to commemorate the vote to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia almost three years ago. The 90-metre path will run alongside an area of Prince Alfred Park now known as “Equality Green” as a tribute to a public gathering […]

NSW lower house votes unanimously to support transgender people

By ALLISON HORE The lower house of the NSW parliament have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling for fair and equal treatment of transgender and gender diverse people across the state. The motion was introduced before parliament on Wednesday by independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. He said the motion recognises the ongoing […]