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In the lead-up to the announcement of which city will host World Pride 2023 to be made from Athens on Saturday, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has released a video featuring LGBTQI+ personalities and allies from around Asia-Pacific encouraging support for its bid. The video features a number of familiar Australian faces from music,

A trans woman in Sydney, Australia named Evie Amati has received a nine-year prison sentence after attacking three strangers with an axe in and near a 7-Eleven convenience store. Amati reportedly attacked the men after a Tinder date in January 2017. She said her date shamed her for being a trans woman. So she subsequently ingested alcohol and drugs before messaging her date, “One day I’m going to kill a lot of people… For hating something so innocent.” An hour...

An Air Canada flight was diverted to Honolulu, Hawaii, after experiencing unusually severe turbulence that left 35 passengers with minor injuries, the airline said in a statement. Flight AC33, which was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, with 269 passengers and 15 crew onboard, "encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii," the carrier said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft landed in Honolulu at 12:45 pm local time (6:45 pm CET). "As a precaution, medical personnel are on...
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The venue has rejected the accusations, but LGBTI local artists are calling to boycott it A popular Sydney LGBTI venue has been accused of removing all their rainbow flags for a private event attended by PM Scott Morrison. Concerns have been raised by Sydney band Stereogamous, who posted a Facebook story today (23 October) addressing last month’s incident at The Imperial Hotel. On 25 September, Scott Morrison took a selfie with boxer Danny Green at the venue. The bar is a favorite...
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The man allegedly was calling them 'f****ts' on a busy street in Sydney A Sydney man was hospitalized after his arm was broken in an alleged homophobic attack. Adrian Kalaiziovski and his husband, Kurt Johnson, were getting out of an Uber on Monday night (29 April). They were in the inner-city suburb of Redfern when the man allegedly started hurling abuse at them. ‘He called us faggots for a good 5 minutes and continued to taunt us and antagonise us,’ Johnson wrote...
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Stuart Henshall and James Brechney tied the knot at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Newlyweds in Australia shaded opponents of marriage equality Down Under in the most epic way: Stuart Henshall and James Brechney shredded “Vote No” posters into confetti for their wedding Saturday atop a float at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The couple, who both campaigned for marriage equality, held onto the homophobic fliers after the nationwide postal vote. During the voting period, which ran from September to...
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Over 300,000 people turned out for the 40th Annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a dazzling weekend of parades, partying, and, oh yeah, a performance by Cher. The diva sang some of her biggest club hits, including “Strong Enough,” “All or Nothing,” “Believe,” and, of course, “Turn Back Time.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og9S_p8VeAc Of course, no LGBTQ celebration would be complete without lots and lots (and lots) of photos of hunky shirtless men dressed in skimpy little costumes. Scroll down for pics… https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5a_log0vP/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5VIsjhqUW/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf7kBIcnHcD/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf-qIvSgxRq/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf8FSXpg4Q9/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf4wqmSAwGd/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf7Gq53hu6N/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://instagram.com/p/Bf6_odoF_vG/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5Q-h7DWNT/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5cT6ehwwG/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf2gvfujK0W/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf-dCCfHPq8/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf-M8fFg2PG/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf9kW67lXCv/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf72Wndnbkv/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf98zlxHgsR/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf-JnN1HMmv/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5pfV4Dqmz/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf4ye5TAKk1/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf6sjunDCjx/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf42kVeBx92/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf5cNChhMsJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf7t-6xH0rn/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf7595Ulh3Z/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf4-teNnAAb/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_ufi_control
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Warren Orlandi lost more than 500lbs in order to make the ascent up the iconic structure. On Thursday, the first same-sex couple married atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge, an iconic part of the city’s skyline. Exchanging vows atop the 92-year-old structure has become something of a trend for daring couples, but the union of Warren Orlandi and Pauly Phillips is special beyond the fact that they’re both men: Four years ago, Orlandi weighted 815lbs and was determined to lose enough weight...
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The original Mardi Gras was marred by arrests and police brutality against LGBTI people Police in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have raised the rainbow flag for the first time ever. The flag will be raised at the Sydney Police Center every day for a week. The rainbow flag will mark the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is one of the world’s biggest LGBTI festivals and an economic boon for Sydney. It...
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An Australian equal marriage campaigner has said that LGB couples are waiting to tie the knot because “they are too tired” after campaigning for their rights to marriage. After enduring nearly three months of campaigning to score an overwhelming 66.1% “yes” vote in the Australian same-sex marriage referendum, Australian Marriage Equality board member Sarah Midgley said that people probably need “a little break” before they get hitched in droves after the vote. “Many people maybe need a little break since the...
Love Is Love

"Love is love!" Sydney welcomed the arrival of equal marriage Down Under on January 9 with a public “Love Is Love” celebration at the city’s annual festival. The date marked the first day same-sex couples could legally wed in Australia following Parliament’s passage of marriage equality in December. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdue_IYBb6O/ In addition to a full schedule of Sydney Festival performers, guests were treated to a five-tier rainbow wedding cake and “Equality Time” gelato. https://twitter.com/sydney_festival/status/950644184376995840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Fsydney-festival-wedding-reception%2F01%2F2018%2F Though no actual weddings were performed at the Love Is Love reception,...
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Hey, Hugh Jackman! The future looks bright! Sydney, one of the world’s first major cities to welcome the new year, did so with an epic New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Sydney Harbour Bridge. https://twitter.com/sydneymardigras/status/947455102134108160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Fsydney-new-years-2018-rainbow-fireworks-marriage-equality%2F12%2F2017%2F Attended by an estimated 1.5 million people, the show featured a section with rainbow-colored fireworks and matching waterfall effect in honor of Australian parliament passing marriage equality earlier this month. Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore announced plans for the prideful display earlier this month on Twitter. https://twitter.com/CloverMoore/status/937835029933146112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Fsydney-new-years-2018-rainbow-fireworks-marriage-equality%2F12%2F2017%2F “This New Year’s...
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The homophobe called him a 'f***ing f*g' A Sydney performer turned the tables on a man who allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at him, by videoing the exchange which went viral on Facebook. Brendan de la Hay started recording the encounter between himself and a man at an Sydney service station in Australia. de la Hay confronts the man who allegedly called him a ‘fucking fag’ and a ‘gay c**t’ after he had gone inside to pay for his fuel. Once he exited, de...
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The couple will get married on the world famous parade route with their closest friends and family Since marriage equality became legal in Australia last week, same-sex couples have been lining up to register their intention to marry. But one couple has decided to do things a little bit differently, by getting hitched on top of a float at world famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in 2018. Sydney’s Mardi Gras is one of the world’s biggest LGBTI festival...

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