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Baiters targeting sportsmen including gay Brisbane teams

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Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett has said he is “angered and devastated” by media reports suggesting Smollett himself orchestrated the alleged “homophobic and racist” assault he reported last month, in a statement through his lawyers. Smollett, who stars in FOX drama Empire, told police two men attacked him in Chicago in the early hours of January 29, …

A gay journalist has opened up about being attacked by homophobic thugs in Auckland last weekend, during the city’s annual Pride celebrations. Aziz Al-Sa’afin, a reporter and producer for New Zealand morning talk show The AM Show, told the program he and a friend were attacked while out in Auckland on Saturday night, just as …

gay algerian murder

Algerian student Assil Belalta’s dream of becoming a doctor has been abruptly cut short when two assailants murdered him in a sickening hate crime in the country this week. After following Belalta into his room and slitting his throat, the attackers used his blood to smear “He is gay” on one of the walls before …

Jussie Smollett

Police are investigating an alleged assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett as a possible hate crime after two men allegedly yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him and wrapped a rope around his neck. Chicago police said in the early hours of Tuesday morning (local time) the 35-year-old actor, who is gay, was approached by …

Bruce McArthur serial killer

Serial killer Bruce McArthur, who targeted gay men in Toronto, Canada, is pleading guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. McArthur (pictured) pleaded guilty on January 29 to eight counts of first-degree murder over the deaths of eight men between 2010 and late 2017. The 67-year-old landscaper was arrested in January 2018 in connection with …

Iran Publicly Hangs Man on Charges of Homosexuality

An unidentified 31-year old man was publicly hanged on charges of homosexuality on January 10 in Kazeroon, Fars Province, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the state-run ISNA, the man was sentenced to death by hanging for performing acts in violation to the country’s anti-gay laws – having sexual intercourse with another man, …

Marcus Neil Middleton

A 23-year-old gay man who suffered from bipolar disorder died by suicide in prison after he was subjected to homophobic taunts and denied access to mental health services, his partner has alleged. The man, identified as Marcus Neil Middleton, was found dead in his cell at Noble County Jail in the US state of Indiana …

A young man has fled his native country of Kyrgyzstan in fear for his life, after two vicious hate crimes that included having the word “gay” carved into his flesh. The victim, only identified as A.D. for his protection, told Pink News of the two harrowing experiences he endured in the Issyk-Kul region in East …

A gay couple have pleaded guilty to having a threesome with a third man in front of other passengers on a train in the London Underground. While on the train, 35-year-old man George Mason and his 24-year-old boyfriend Nicholas Mullan had “full sex, oral sex and masturbation in the presence of the traveling members of …

NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community change police and communities response to complaints and past injustices.

By Andy Kaladelfos, UNSW; Bianca Fileborn, UNSW; Lisa Featherstone, UQ; Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University, and Yorick Smaal, Griffith University Lessons learnt from a NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community could change the way police and communities respond to complaints, and acknowledge the continued impact of past injustices. The inquiry is the …

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