Sydney bar defaced with anti-gay slogans

Star Observer
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September 13, 2013
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Popular Oxford Street LGBTI nightspot The Midnight Shift was the victim of a brazen homophobic vandal attack in broad daylight earlier this morning, with CCTV footage capturing the offender slowly tagging anti-gay slogans on the front of the bar just prior to midday as unaware crowds walked by.

Midnight Shift licensee Michael D Bourke told the Star Observer that while he was impressed with the vandal’s “artistry,” the incident yet again demonstrated that Oxford Street was not completely safe or no longer a target for homophobic bigots.

In business for over 30 years, The Midnight Shift is the longest running gay venue on Oxford Street and is well-loved for its extravagant drag shows and hosting of LGBTI community functions.