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northern ireland gay journalist lyra mckee

Vigils have been held across Northern Ireland following the shooting death of gay journalist Lyra McKee, as police search for her killers. The 29-year-old was shot after violence broke out in Londonderry in Northern Ireland on Thursday night. The Police Service of Northern Island attributed the killing to the New Irish Republican Army, a dissident …

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Perth DJ Roscoe holyoake charged with kidnap attempt

A Perth DJ and former Pride WA committee member has been arrested in San Francisco and charged with kidnapping and child endangerment after allegedly attempting to snatch a toddler in the street. Roscoe Bradley Holyoake, known professionally as DJ Roski, allegedly tried to grab the two-year-old boy as the child walked with his mother on …

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pope benedict xvi false witness

Former Pope Benedict this week blamed the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and an alleged consequent collapse of moral values. This follows two powerful cardinals claiming earlier this year that the “gay agenda” was responsible. “It could be said that in the 20 years from 1960 …

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south australian attorney general vicki chapman

The South Australian government has pledged to abolish the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence before the end of the year. The partial legal 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 …

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Sydney convicted murderer damien peters

A convicted murderer who removed his monitoring ankle bracelet and escaped parole has been caught after a manhunt in Sydney. NSW Police said on Monday Damien Peters was last seen at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick around 4:15pm on Sunday afternoon, and warned the community not to approach him. Police were informed when …

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A man has been assaulted and had his car stolen by a man he met on Grindr in Logan last weekend. Police are investigating the violent attack that they said occurred at around 4am last Sunday. Police alleged the 48-year-old victim drove to the eastern Logan suburb of Mount Warren Park to meet up with …

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south australia gay hate crime victims David Saint and Robert Woodland

Police say advances in DNA technology may provide answers to two unsolved murder cases in South Australia that are believed to have been the result of gay bashings. On April 16, 1991, David Saint, who was commonly known as John, was bashed to death in Adelaide’s south parklands. In 2004 the body of 36-year-old Robert …

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royal brunei airlines

Brunei’s airline should be banned from Australian airports in protest of the south-east Asian country’s “barbaric” anti-gay laws, Victoria’s Thorne Harbour Health has said. People in the small Asian nation who engage in same-sex activity can be flogged and stoned to death under strict new Islamic laws set to take effect in the country next …

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Jussie Smollett

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against US actor Jussie Smollett after he was accused of staging an alleged racist and homophobic attack he reported to police in January. The actor, who is black and gay, had been charged with sixteen felony accounts of filing a false police report after he told police he was assaulted …

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Timothy Ruge Grindr blackmail

A Melbourne man has avoided jail time after he blackmailed and extorted money from an engaged Grindr user he threatened to “out” to his fiancee. On Friday, Timothy Ruge was ordered to serve a 24-month community corrections order and complete 220 hours of unpaid community work by a Victorian County Court judge, 9 News reported. …

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