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Bay City Sauna, Melbourne’s Oldest Gay Sauna, Announces It Is Closing Down In December 2022

One of Australia’s oldest and longest running gay saunas, the Bay City Sauna located on Glen Huntly Road in the inner Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, will close down at the end of December 2022.“We have been informed by our landlord that the construction of the slab may be compromised due to the age of the building,” Shane Gardiner, General Manager, WP van der Linden Pty Ltd, told Star Observer. Last week, the sauna had posted on social media that it was closing for maintenance from October 10, 2022.“Sadly it has come to the end of its life and the landlord has been concerned about the weight from all the equipment.

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Home and Away newcomer Rose star's life - Harry Potter fame to LGBT films
Home And Away fans have been enjoying the presence of latest arrival to Summer Bay, Rose Delaney, for a few weeks now.The pretty police officer - played by Kirsty Marillier - is the sister of fellow newcomer Xander Delaney, who is brought to life by former Summer Bay regular and Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth's cousin Luke Van Os, and current character Jasmine Delaney.Kirsty, 32, has made her way to the Bay after carving out her acting career with some enviable roles over the years as she prepared for her stint in soapland.The South African born star is now frequenting screens as Rose but she has applied her skills to different avenues over the years.Kirsty isn't just a force to be reckoned with in the acting department, she's also an award-winning playwright with two of her own works from the Emerging Writers Group at the Sydney Theatre Company currently in production.Her debut effort, Orange Thrower, will get its stage debut in 2022 thanks to the combined resources of the Griffin Theatre Company and the National Theatre Of Paramatta.Kirsty had huge success appearing in the theatre adaptation of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child at Sydney's Griffin Theatre.She previously admitted that taking the part helped her work on her own scripts for her upcoming productions.She said: "A large chunk of writing time took place in my dressing room while playing understudy roles in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over in Melbourne."The stability of this job meant I was able to write without stress, without time constraints or deadlines.
LGBT Activists: Victorian Police Should Not Attend Pride March
open letter that Victoria Police should not attend the Midsumma Pride March next month in Melbourne’s St Kilda.The open letter, which was published online on Tuesday, has attracted signatures from over 100 activists, academics, writers and performers.  A post shared by Joshua Badge (@joshua_badge)According to Pedestrian.TV, Victoria Police “confirmed in December it would attend” the February 6 event.Badge and Gafa wrote, “while some people can safely interact with police, their presence makes many more people in our communities unsafe.”This comes after a recent finding from the Victorian Pride Lobby revealed that four in five LGBTQI people do not trust Victoria Police.Badge told Pedestrian.TV that Pride March needs to be one where “all LGBTQIA+ people feel safe and are able to attend and participate.”They said Victoria Police “have ignored issues on this concern,” and they hope the open letter “encourages them to listen to community.”Gafa also told the news outlet Victoria Police is an “organisation in need of some good press” and “participating at Pride is a way of making the organisation seem progressive and LGBTQ-friendly when it isn’t in practice.”Badge and Gafa also highlighted in the letter that “police violence are everyday experiences for many people.”They reassure everyone is “welcome” but are calling for the “decentring of police.”“We want to see Pride exist in solidarity with communities worldwide and follow the example of Auckland, Brisbane, NYC, and Toronto Pride,” they wrote.“Pride March should be led by and for LGBTIQA+ communities.