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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has unveiled a three-storey high art installation to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary. June 24 marked 40 years since the first ever Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration-turned-protest, and last Friday Mardi Gras and City of Sydney on Friday unveiled 40 Years of Love, a vibrant inflatable art …

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Scott Johnson, victim of gay hate crime murder in Sydney in the 1980s

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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Kylie Minogue had said she first realised she was a gay icon when she ended up at a Kylie-themed night at a Sydney gay bar. The singer told Billboard she became aware of the love the LGBT community has for her in the late 80’s, after the release of her debut album, but it happened …

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A new rainbow crossing will be installed in Sydney, five years after the city’s first one was controversially removed. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the new installation was a “victory” for the LGBTIQ community. “The news that it will be reinstated is incredibly significant on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first …

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Hundreds have gathered to remember immunologist Professor David Cooper as a pioneer and “global hero” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. Professor Cooper was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organisers have given a sneak peek at a giant new inflatable art installation to be set up in Taylor Square later this month. Sydney’s Taylor Square to mark four decades of the event. The inflatable art installation – titled 40 Years of Love – will tower three storeys over …

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A new Aussie web series titled Ding Dong I’m Gay has been launched on YouTube. Created by and starring Tim Spencer, the series follows overachiever Cameron, who since moving to Sydney ten years ago has realised his hopes and dreams of party invitations and square-jawed boyfriends have flatlined. But when his hopelessly naive country cousin …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

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Police have arrested and charged a man with the alleged homophobic assault of a gay couple in inner-city Sydney late last month. The couple, Kurt Johnson and Adrian Kalaiziovksi, claimed in a Facebook post they were leaving an Uber in Redfern on April 29 when the stranger allegedly started hurling gay slurs at them. “He …

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A gay Sydney man is at “a loss for words” after his husband was left with a broken arm after an alleged hate crime in south Sydney. Kurt Johnson and his husband Adrian Kalaiziovski said they were leaving an Uber in the inner-city suburb of Redfern on Sunday night when a man hurled verbal abuse …

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