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Grindr ‘vigilante’ who tortured elderly man gets suspended sentence

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A South Australian man who detained and tortured a man he met on Grindr so brutally he thought he would die will leave prison on a suspended sentence. Charlie Michael Edward Caire pleaded guilty to numerous offences, including false imprisonment, aggravated blackmail and aggravated assault. Warning: graphic content The District Court was told the 21-year-old …

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A South Australian man is facing years in prison after luring an elderly man on Grindr and torturing him for four hours in an alleged vigilante attack. 21-year-old Charlie Michael Edward Caire found the victim on Grindr before capturing him and torturing him in Murray Bridge in February 2020, The Advertiser reported. Prosecutor Ben Sturn …

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South Australian Attorney-General Vicki Chapman will consider submissions made during a recently closed public consultation on proposed new laws to outlaw discrimination. The proposed reforms would legislate to stop religious discrimination against LGBTIQ students and also clients of services. Consideration of the latest reform comes hot on the heels of another win for LGBTIQ+ South …

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South Australia today became the final Australian state to abolish the gay panic murder defence. The South Australian government passed legislation to abolish the defence with support from the opposition and crossbench. Previously the defence could see a murder charge downgraded to one of manslaughter. A defendant only needed to prove that a homosexual advance …

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Government restrictions implemented because of the recent COVID-19 cluster in South Australia, have seen the Feast Festival Picnic in the Park cancelled. Picnic in the Park is the closing event of the annual LGBTIQ+ Queer Arts and Cultural Festival. The event, previously scheduled for Sunday 29th November, is one of the LGBTIQ+ and allied communities most …

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A South Australian council will replace its rainbow flag after a vandal painted it with a disgusting homophobic spray. The flag was flying in the centre of the town of Mallala, 50 km from Adelaide, to coincide with SA’s “Pridevember”, run by the Feast Festival. A local resident, known as Liam, earlier took a photo …

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South Australia LGBTIQ advocates have started a petition urging the state government to finally repeal the state’s archaic “gay panic” defence. The provocation defence allows a court to downgrade a murder conviction to one of manslaughter in certain circumstances. Outrageously, this includes allowing a heterosexual man accused of murder to claim they were “provoked” by …

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Adelaide’s Lord Mayor has honoured the memory of Dr George Duncan, whose tragic 1972 death precipitated South Australia’s nation-leading decriminalisation of homosexuality. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor on Monday unveiled a new sign sharing Dr Duncan’s story, next to his permanent memorial near the Adelaide University footbridge on Victoria Drive. July 20 would have been the …

south australia gay conversion therapy ban

South Australia’s Labor opposition is working on a bill that would outlaw harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy” in the state. Debunked “conversion” therapy practices involve attempting to change, alter or suppress sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means. South Australia’s Shadow Human Services Minister Nat Cook (pictured) is drafting legislation to outlaw the …

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South Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Adelaide University Sharks has set its sights on the Bingham Cup after making their debut at the weekend. Last year Adelaide University Rugby, the state’s oldest rugby club, launched the first gay and inclusive male rugby team. And on Saturday, the team made it onto the …

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