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An Adelaide man jailed for knocking another man out, robbing him and leaving him unconscious in an alleyway told police the victim made a gay advance on him, a court heard. Adam Thomas Warren pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery over the incident in the Adelaide CBD on Boxing Day last December. Adelaide …

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An Adelaide man accused of fatally stabbing another man has since complained to a relative the victim acted “gay” towards him, a court has heard. In February 2020, Matthew Scott Bristow (pictured) staggered a short distance after being stabbed before he collapsed and died in a suburban street. A pedestrian found the man’s body on …

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A South Australian LGBTIQ group has issued a brutally candid response to a vandal who defaced Adelaide’s Rainbow Walk installation. The long rainbow-painted footpath is located in Adelaide’s Light Square. Created in 2016, it forms a timeline of significant dates for the state’s LGBTIQ community. However late last week, Adelaide Councillor Keiran Snape shared a …

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A religious school in Adelaide, Southern Vales Christian College, has defended its policy banning the hiring of gay teachers. The school stipulates in an information pack for prospective employees that anyone same-sex attracted won’t be hired, 9News has reported. “Our beliefs are such that we do not accept that homosexuality is appropriate,” the document says. …

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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 …

gay panic murder defence

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 …

feast festival picnic

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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