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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 …

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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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A New South Wales man has been jailed for impersonating a police officer and extorting money from a man he met on gay hookup app Grindr. Jayson Hastie contacted the victim on Grindr using a fake profile under the name of ‘Alex’ and spent two weeks exchanging sexually explicit messages and phone calls with him, …

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President jair bolsonaro

Anxious same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married before the inauguration of right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including equating homosexuality to pedophilia and proclaiming he would rather his son die than be gay. As a result, …

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Gary Venamore QNEWS

A 2018 review of suspicious deaths in Sydney found that 27 of the 88 were probable gay hate crimes. QNews Magazine looks back at the unsolved 1968 murder of a Brisbane gay man. Despite a $250,000 reward for information, that crime remains unsolved. At the age of 35, Gary Venamore still lived at home with …

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Queensland police have urged users of dating and hookup apps to be mindful of their personal safety after the alleged assault of a Grindr user in Brisbane. Late last month, the 35-year-old Brisbane man was allegedly assaulted and robbed after meeting up with someone he’d interacted with on gay hookup app Grindr. When the pair …

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A “dramatic” rise in the number of websites and social media platforms hosting racist and gay hate content is enabling neo-Nazis and other hate groups to amplify their messages, an expert from the United Nations has warned. Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s special rapporteur for racism, said there had been a 600 per cent increase in …

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Aftermath of the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombing

In March 1973 a Fortitude Valley nightclub, the Whisky Au Go Go was firebombed resulting in the deaths of fifteen people. Excluding the appalling colonial decimation of Aboriginal populations, the Whisky Au Go Go fire was the worst mass murder in Australian history before the Port Arthur shootings of 1996. Among the people killed that …

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A permanent memorial artwork recognising the victims of gay hate violence in New South Wales has been given council approval and funding. From the 1970s to 1990s, many gay men were assaulted, robbed and in some cases murdered along the coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama (pictured), including at former gay beat Marks …

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Matthew Shepard composite photo courtesy of Matthew Shepard Foundation

Twenty years ago this week, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die in a vicious hate crime in rural Wyoming. Shepard’s tragic death would become a symbol for anti-gay violence, and now the 21-year-old’s parents have announced they’ve finally found a safe home for their son’s ashes. His remains will be interred at …

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