LGBT community missing from Oxford Street revitalization plan

Dr Jan Filmer, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, agrees, saying this exclusion “potentially undermines sex shops, on-site sex venues, movie theater spaces. / adult cruise, saunas and baths – those parts of Oxford Street queer culture that some consider shady and that does not fit the acceptable version of LGBTIQ identity, culture and creativity that this proposal embraces .

Hendri Yulius Wijaya, author and writer, reiterated the importance of Oxford Street’s LGBTQI + identity, noting that she “is exemplary in her queer character. It’s “queer,” because it’s a gay cultural complex, where you can find everything queer-related and also connect with others in emotional, sexual, or even intellectual form. It provides a safe zone for the LGBTQI + community and preserves queer culture. “

The Oxford Street Cultural and Creative District planning proposal is open for comment until November 5, 2021. The district ranges from Hyde Park in Darlinghurst to Greens Road in Paddington.

On October 31, 2021, the Star Observer is hosting a panel discussion on the future of Oxford Street at the Burdekin Hotel in Darlinghurst.

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