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""Christ, we're living in Sydney, the only town in the world where people are closet heteros."

That's Australia, of course. Just wondering if that's true; generally speaking, that is. Not even a 50-50 split???"
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That's Australia, of course. Just wondering if that's true; generally speaking, that is. Not even a 50-50 split???
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