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Push forward for GLBTI archival space

With the City of Sydney’s resolution in March to forge ahead with its plans to transform the long-vacant T2 building in Taylor Square into a ‘cycling hub’, a new motion tabled by Labor councillor Linda Scott at this month’s council meeting calling for the establishment of an GLBTI archival space was defeated. To commemorate the […]

Vigil honours victims of gay therapy

By Declan Gooch On a drizzly Saturday night, as the city’s party hotspots cranked into gear, a small group of people sat silent inside Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel to remember those traumatised by so-called gay conversion therapy. Seventeen kilometres away, in the southern Sydney suburb of Ramsgate, one of Australia’s last remaining ex-gay ministries closed […]

Black mark against bike hub

EXCLUSIVE Former City of Sydney councillor Phillip Black has raised concerns about the proposed Taylor Square bike hub, urging the City to instead establish a museum or gallery to boost its cultural program. Since 2013, when significant discussions were being held to consider a permanent exhibition space and the City’s cultural policy discussion paper was […]

T2 building: dykes or bikes?

Four years after purchasing the site, the City of Sydney has endorsed a plan to turn the old T2 building at Taylor Square into a bike hub. The building at 1-5 Flinders Street formerly housed a 24-hour nightclub, which was shut down by council in 2008. Since then, the building has seen some temporary use […]

Councillors all aflutter online

SKETCH The unending skirmish between City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Liberal councillor Christine Forster has rekindled on the battlefield of Twitter. It was prompted by an article in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, in which Forster suggested that the pavement of well-trafficked Sydney streets could be replaced with a soft-fall material similar to […]

Council’s bike hub a bone of contention

Controversy continues in the wake of a City of Sydney Council vote to turn the T2 building at Taylor Square into a bike hub. The last general Council meeting saw the bike hub plan approved, sealing the fate of the iconic Darlinghurst building. A spokesperson for the City of Sydney said the former nightclub was […]