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MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 1988 GAY HATE KILLING OF SCOTT JOHNSON IN SYDNEY

Sad.

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by Anonymousreply 17January 15, 2022 2:45 AM

Glad this is finally solved after so many years.

by Anonymousreply 1January 13, 2022 4:32 PM

He was cute! What a pity.

by Anonymousreply 2January 13, 2022 5:13 PM

He got away with it for decades

by Anonymousreply 3January 13, 2022 5:21 PM

There is a lot that is unusual about this case. The killer was only 15 or 16 when he struck. It's only the fact the victim's brother was extremely rich that they were able to keep this case from being buried by the police, which is what happened when so many other gays were murder victims in Sydney during the seventies and eighties.

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by Anonymousreply 4January 13, 2022 5:22 PM

So many gay men were attacked than pushed over cliff .

by Anonymousreply 5January 13, 2022 5:24 PM

Didn't they think, "so many gay men are being pushed off this cliff, maybe I shouldn't go cruising there"?

by Anonymousreply 6January 13, 2022 10:28 PM

R5 but what about TRANS!!!!!!

You ancient white fags!

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2022 3:13 PM

Is this what "Deep Water" was based on?

by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2022 3:39 PM

Yes, R8. I have spoken to some Sydneysiders who were active on the gay scene during this time, and this subject invariably brings up a lot of bad memories for them, like a dark shadow looming over what was a fairly joyous time. I did not live in Sydney during the gay 80s. Although I would loved to have.

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2022 4:56 PM

Late last year The Age did an excellent 5-part series on the Sydney clifftop murders. It sets the scene, and gives some background of how Bondi became the place for up-and-coming and creme of the crop Australian gays, unfortunately some of whom were slain.

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by Anonymousreply 10January 14, 2022 5:21 PM

So he tried to cruise a teen and was murdered? Good fucking riddance.

by Anonymousreply 11January 14, 2022 6:52 PM

Scott Johnson was beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 12January 14, 2022 6:57 PM

They called it 'rolling fags' bashing gays then rolling them off cliffs.

by Anonymousreply 13January 14, 2022 7:00 PM

[quote]” a gay cruising spot in North Head, Manly”

What do you expect when you name a place “Manly”?!?

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by Anonymousreply 14January 14, 2022 7:08 PM

Gaylings, this is what it was like for us in the 80s and 90s. You want to know why we weren't "out and proud"? This was why. We could lose our jobs. We could lose our apartments. We could lose our friends and families. We could lose our lives! Life sucked as a gay man. Feel blessed that YOU don't live that way.

by Anonymousreply 15January 14, 2022 8:22 PM

R15 - Thanks for remembering and for the WAKE UP CALL. It could all be back sooner than any of us could believe.

by Anonymousreply 16January 15, 2022 1:52 AM

No R11 the teen went to North Head with the express purpose of “killing a fag”.

Fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 17January 15, 2022 2:45 AM
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