Fed up with the spate of gay hate crimes taking over Oxford st in the 80s and 90s, this brave group of vigilantes took matters into their own hands.
17 Oct 2016 - 11:27 AM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2016 - 6:52 PM

In this online exclusive as part of SBS's offering for Deep Water: The Real Story, Nora Savona, formerly of Dykes on Bikes describes how, fed up with the lack of support from police to prevent the vicious spate of gay bashings taking over Oxford st in the 80s and 90s, the girls took matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante group to fight the homophobic thugs.

Teaming up with the Surry Hills police to patrol the streets late at night, they were given access to police walkie-talkies. They were a frightening presence, helping to reduce attacks through the late 80s & 90s. 

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