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Sydney’s dark history of gay hate murders revealed in report

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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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The Australian Government has said following Australian allies’ lead in holding two men responsible for Chechnya’s “gay purge” could take several months. Over several years, the Russian republic has conducted the so-called “gay purge”, abducting, torturing, and even killing queer people in the region. Last month, the Victorian Pride Lobby launched a Change.org petition calling …

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Actress Ruby Rose has recalled a brutal homophobic attack by her schoolmates that left her hospitalised as a young teenager. Ruby shared with the Guardian the physical and verbal bullying she suffered at school after coming out at a young age. At the time, Rose was living with her single mum Katia in Australia. She …

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A Sydney lesbian couple has been arrested for allegedly committing three armed robberies in one night while armed with an axe, a hammer, and knives. Police arrested and charged Eleanor Ashford, 23, and Sarah Canceri, 23, with stealing money and cigarettes from three different gas stations in the Sydney area over a two-hour period last …

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Transgender organisations and advocates have called for a legal review and appeal in the case of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno’s death in New South Wales. The 25-year-old died in September 2019 after Wagga Wagga man Rian Ross Toyer choked her to death during what the court found was a consensual sex act. Warning: distressing …

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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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A New South Wales man convicted of the manslaughter of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno has been sentenced to 22 months in jail after initially avoiding prison in a sentencing error. A Wagga Wagga District Court judge initially sentenced Rian Ross Toyer on March 19 for Mhelody Bruno’s manslaughter. Bruno fell unconscious when Toyer choked …

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A bipartisan parliamentary committee has called on the New South Wales government to appoint a judge to re-examine dozens of potential historical gay hate murders in the state. The parliamentary inquiry was established in September 2018 to examine a string of historical gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010. The committee’s report, not …

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A New South Wales man convicted for the death of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno will be re-sentenced after avoiding jail for her manslaughter. Rian Ross Toyer, a former corporal in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), was sentenced last Friday (March 19) for the manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno in September 2019. Bruno fell unconscious …

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The Victorian Pride Lobby is petitioning Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to crack down on two leaders behind Chechnya’s “gay purge”. Since 2017, authorities in the Russian republic have targeted, detained and tortured numerous LGBTQ people. Human rights groups and media have dubbed the horrific violence Chechnya’s “gay purge”. The Victorian Pride Lobby has …

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