Homophobic Vandals Deface WorldPride Mural In Sydney CBDPosted by On

Shibu Thomas

Shibu Thomas
February 23, 2023

Homophobic vandals defaced a WorldPride mural near Wynyard station in Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday night. 

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The mural by graffiti artist Scott Marsh, portrayed a man in leather gear, wearing a teddy bear head, holding a beer can and lounging on a Pride flag. It was commissioned by YCK Laneways, which describes itself as “a consortium of independently operated retail, hospitality and entertainment businesses around York, Clarence and Kent Streets.”

On Wednesday, in two separate attacks, vandals splashed paint to cover up the mural. The words “leave the kids alone” were scrawled on the mural.


NSW Police Investigating Vandalism


The vandalism followed posts on social media by conservatives and some social media influencers targeting the Pride mural.

In a statement to the media, NSW Police said they were investigating the defacement and urged members of the public with information to contact Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000. 

According to the police, an unidentified man who was wearing a black hooded jumper, green pants and white sneakers was seen around the mural at the time it was defaced. 


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