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Matthew Leveson

A memorial for Matthew Leveson has been found vandalised on the eve of the late 20-year-old Sydney man’s funeral. The memorial was created on a tree in the National Park where the 20-year-old’s remains were found in May last year. Matthew’s father Mark Leveson posted a photo of the tree to social media on Thursday …

A man who plotted to attack an LGBTI pride event with a machete has been found guilty of planning a terror offence. Ethan Stables planned to kill people attending the event at New Empire pub in a town in Cumbria in north-west England last June, The Guardian reported. The 20-year-old was arrested unarmed outside the …

brazil

Violent deaths of LGBTI people in Brazil are at an all-time high, according to an LGBTI watchdog in the country. According to a report by Grupo Gay de Bahia, there were 387 murders of LGBTI people in 2017. A further 58 committed suicide. The figure is a 30 percent increase on the reported 327 deaths …

death of gay man Scott Johnson near Sydney

It’s taken three inquests and almost 30 years but a coroner today found that 27-year-old American mathematician Scott Johnson‘s death in 1988 was the result of a gay hate attack. The finding vindicates his family’s enduring belief that he was targeted during Sydney’s notorious wave of homophobic crime in the 1980s. Johnson’s naked body was …

A gay Sydney man who was viciously attacked by a man hurling homophobic slurs has written about his frustration that his attacker is able to vote in the “degrading” same-sex marriage postal survey. In an emotional post on Facebook that’s been shared more than 4,500 times, Josh Smith (pictured) recounted the “completely unprovoked” attack that …

Alan Joyce Pie

The man who hit Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in the face with a lemon meringue pie has been charged with assault, police say. The man, Tony Overheu, said he apologised to Mr Joyce after the stunt at a business breakfast on Tuesday and explained he was protesting against the CEO’s “corporate bullying” on the issue …

Plans Announced To Commemorate Pulse Nightclub Anniversary

The site of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will become a permanent memorial and museum. The plan was announced by Barbara Poma, the owner of the nightclub and executive director of the onePULSE Foundation, a non-profit created to raise funds for survivors and victims’ families. Forty-nine were killed at the site of the popular …

Queensland Police have completed an investigation into the assault of Brisbane teenager Tyrone Unsworth, a month before his death. The 13-year-old tragically died by suicide in November last year after suffering years of cruel homophobic slurs from other students, his mother told The Courier-Mail. In October, Tyrone was hospitalised and required surgery to his jaw …

The brother of the man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Melbourne’s Bourke Street has broken his silence about the tragedy. Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas, who is accused by police of killing five pedestrians in the January 20 car rampage, also allegedly stabbed his younger brother Angelo (pictured, right). In an interview with Seven News, the …

A New Zealand father of three who plunged from a Gladstone bridge onto train tracks was the victim of a gay hate crime, his partner has claimed. Police said Joth Wilson, 25, (pictured, right) left his partner Maioha Tokotaua at home to buy cigarettes about 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve. But once …

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