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uk reading england stabbing attack vigil

The LGBTIQ community in the UK town of Reading have paid tribute to the three gay men killed in a mass stabbing attack in a park. James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails (all pictured, left to right) were killed in the attack in Reading in southern England on Saturday evening, UK time. Witnesses said …

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Warning: distressing content A gay man bashed in a horrific 1980s Sydney hate crime has alleged a police report at the time said he “deserved” the attack. After murder charges in the 1988 death of Scott Johnson, Sydney man Martin Parker recalled his memories of his own vicious assault in northern Sydney with The Australian. Parker …

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A Brisbane mother and her girlfriend have received jail after a string of “vile and abhorrent” assaults on their three-year-old son. Police found the injured boy with severe bruises to most of his body, as well as abrasions and cuts, the Courier-Mail reported. The women’s abuse and neglect of the three-year-old only came to light …

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A Brazilian tourist will plead guilty to “revenge porn” offences after secretly recording sex with his Sydney lover and posting it on OnlyFans without consent. Police charged Fabricio Da Silva Claudino after he filmed the consensual sex with his Sydney boyfriend at their Marrickville home last July. The former Emirates flight attendant also uploaded several …

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ACON and Waverley Council have released shortlisted designs for the planned memorial artwork for victims of historical gay hate crimes in Sydney. The permanent memorial, in Marks Park at Tamarama south of Bondi, will honour victims and survivors targeted in homophobic and transphobic attacks in NSW across decades. From the 1970s to 1990s, attackers targeted …

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A Greens MP has called on the South Australian government to finally abolish the so-called “gay panic” defence for murder. Currently, the partial defence of provocation allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge if they claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent homosexual advance. …

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Dozens of US LGBTIQ leaders have united to back the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Over 100 leaders of at least 75 groups, including GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project, have signed an open letter condemning racial violence in America. The death of African-American …

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A New South Wales judge found a man charged with entering a home intending to intimidate while armed with an offensive weapon not guilty. The man was one of a pair who went to the wrong address after being hired via Facebook for a sexual fantasy involving broomstick roleplay. According to statements entered at the …

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Police are hunting vandals responsible for vile antisemitic and homophobic graffiti at a Jewish-owned golf course in Melbourne. Cranbourne Golf Club’s management said staff and members found the graffiti on the club’s fourth green on Wednesday morning. Vandals had damaged the green by spray-painting Nazi swastikas, a homophobic slur and drawings of penises on the …

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After last week’s arrest of the alleged killer of gay man Scott Johnson, police have appealed for new information in other unsolved suspected “gay hate” cases from the same era. From the late 1970s through to the early 1990s, more than 80 gay men disappeared or were murdered in NSW, many at coastal parks in …

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