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Parade or Protest: what matters more?

By RITA BRATOVICH Members of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will elect its board of directors this Saturday, November 30, in what has the potential to be a highly volatile Annual General Meeting. Vying for a place each on the board are four candidates from the group Pride In Protest. The group has been […]

Sparkles & Spirit

By Rita Bratovich It’s the queer highlight of the year and an internationally recognised event that attracts thousands of tourists, and it will wind through the centre of Sydney like a glowing serpent for the 41st time this Saturday. The 2019 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will feature almost 200 floats, involve 12,500 […]

Bondi memorial marks a tragic era

Waverley Council and LGBTQI health organisation ACON have joined forces to endorse Tamarama’s Marks Park as the site for a memorial commemorating those killed in historic homophobic attacks. As part of the Bondi Memorial Project, Waverley Council and ACON have partnered to commission and install a memorial art piece in Marks Park to acknowledge the gay […]

Sydney’s dark history of gay-hate crimes

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN    A New South Wales Police review has documented Sydney’s dark history of gay-hate crimes. The investigation revealed that of 88 suspicious deaths occurring in the LGBTIQ community between 1976 and 2000, 27 were motivated by gay-hate bias. ACON Chief Executive Nicolas Parkhill said, “These findings are alarming and speak to the […]

Mardi Gras rolls lockout

BY JADE MORELLINI To mark the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras on the evening of Saturday March 3rd, State Premier Gladys Berejiklian has agreed to relax lockout laws along Oxford Street. Councillor Christine Forster was instrumental in seeing the lockout laws relaxed and believes that reducing lockout will have an enormous positive impact on the […]

Gays prepare to say “I do”

BY ALEC SMART Sydney City Council have made good on their promise to provide free weddings for 100 days to same-sex marriages if the national Same-Sex Marriage Plebiscite delivered a Yes result. The free use of City of Sydney venues will begin on 9 January next year. On 23 October this year, City Councilor Linda […]

Daily Terror attacks gays

BY ALEX EUGENE   OPINION Around a hundred activists gathered outside the Sydney News Corp office last week to blow the whistle on the Daily Telegraph's latest faux pas.   The paper ran a front page infographic blasting young people as having "only themselves to blame" for their illnesses- including being same-sex attracted.   After […]

Candlelight vigil at Taylor Square marks Orlando shooting

  By JORDAN FERMANIS AND CHARLOTTE GRIEVE Hundreds gathered for a candle light vigil that was held at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst on 13 June. In a sign of solidarity for victims of the Orlando massacre that killed 49 people and injured 53 on Sunday, Taylor Square was covered in rainbow flags as people came […]

News in brief

By Chris Sutton Rally against the chainsaws A rally was held on Tuesday October 14 to put pressure on the Baird Government to reform urban land clearing laws. Sydney’s local residents marched outside Parliament House to stop landmark trees being cut down under current legislation. “There had been many reports of people using the new […]