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reparations anti-LGBTIQ laws

Rodney Croome says governments owe reparations to people convicted under Australia’s former anti-LGBTIQ laws. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for Equality Tasmania and just.equal It’s time to talk about financial reparations for historic persecution of LGBTIQ+ Australians. Two issues sparked this conversation: compensation for victims of Australia’s former laws against homosexuality, and redress for survivors …

kimberley mcrae murder accused

New South Wales homicide detectives have extradited a Colombian man from the Caribbean island of Aruba on charges of murdering Sydney trans woman Kimberley McRae. Police found McRae, 69, dead in her Coogee unit in suspicious circumstances in January this year. After an investigation police accused Colombian student Hector Enrique Valencia, now 21, of murdering …

latest grindr scam

The latest Grindr scam is a simple rebranding of the previous ‘criminal check’ ruse. That scam probably became less effective over time. So, scammers have now changed the name of the charity supposedly offering criminal checks on potential Grindr hook-ups. The scam previously came to light about a year ago. Grindr users reported receiving messages …

simon knight sydney man disappeared nsw police surry hills

Sydney gay man Simon Knight was 32 when he was last seen at a hotel on Crown Street, Surry Hills, on the morning of July 21, 2005. The chef (pictured) failed to arrive for work at a Newtown café later that day and police were notified he was missing. However, despite investigations at the time …

grindr crime date rape brisbane police car composite

Police have charged a Perth man with a child abuse offence after two vigilantes posed as a 14-year-old on Grindr and lured him to a park. WA Police said a man in his 20s created the fake Grindr profile, pretending to be a 14-year-old boy. The 61-year-old man from the south-east Perth suburb of Camillo …

grindr crime date rape brisbane police car composite

A Brisbane man who chained up and brutally raped a man he met on Grindr has received a six year prison sentence. The Queensland District Court heard Ian Robert Madden met the victim on the gay app last April, the Courier-Mail reported. The pair agreed to meet up for oral sex at Madden’s Brisbane home. …

brisbane queensland dj andy stephens

Brisbane DJ and radio host Andy Stephens has been farewelled at a memorial as friends remember him as a “true character of the Brisbane DJ scene”. Stephens, known as Andy C, was tragically found dead in his inner-west Brisbane home earlier this month. Police later charged two men with murder over the 48-year-old’s death. For …

anya bradford like a dog

A New South Wales court today heard police officers treated transgender woman Anya Bradford ‘like a dog’. Senior Constable Mark Follington faces charges of manufacturing a case against Bradford after the dropping of assault charges he filed against her. The court heard Follington and another police officer spoke to Anya Bradford while conducting ID checks …

vollie lavont queensland police proud to stand with you

Everyone deserves to feel safe on a night out. That’s the message from the Queensland Police Service to the LGBTIQ community in a new campaign. Brisbane drag queen Vollie LaVont and QPS Constable Jesse Farrance have teamed up to encourage LGBTIQ community members to report violence and abuse. “The Queensland Police Service is here for …

racist and homophobic attack

Wellington Point man Lee Douglas Summers plead guilty in the Cleveland Magistrates Court today over a racist and homophobic attack on his neighbour. Earlier this week, Summers bashed a chair against the man’s front door and threatened to kill him. The Courier-Mail reports the incident occurred when Summers arrived home intoxicated Monday night. He approached …

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