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Gay dad fighting for life after alleged hate crime in Gladstone

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The Chinese owners of gay app Grindr, Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd,Trying to sell after US government deemed its ownership a "national security risk".

Four Perth teenagers who allegedly created fake profiles on hookup app Grindr to lure and rob men will face court next month. Four students have been charged over the alleged scheme to lure older men to parks and mug them. In one of the incidents, one of the victims was allegedly assaulted by the teens. …

Brisbane man Gary Venamore was murdered by persons unknown in 1968. Story Bridge shown

Persons unknown brutally bashed local socialite Gary Venamore after a night out, throwing him unconscious into the Brisbane River to drown in 1968. Was Gary bashed to death in an attempted robbery? Was it a poofter bashing? Did his gaydar fail him that night and he ended up dead because of an unappreciated advance? In …

Gary Venamore QNEWS

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

Sunshine Coast Gay

A Sunshine Coast gay couple have been left shaken by a vicious homophobic attack in Noosa. Joshua Dickson and his boyfriend Alex Vlasits were on their way home from a Noosa nightclub just after midnight last Saturday night. Alex leaned on Joshua for the short walk towards their Uber, but on their way through a …

Gay Sydney scott johnson murder

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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South Australia will remove its so-called “gay panic” murder defence, becoming the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. The partial legal defence allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they plead guilty but claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent …

Jerad Kluting

A man from the US state of Michigan has told of how he narrowly avoided death to protect his designer bag from a would-be thief. On Monday night, Jerad Kluting (pictured) says he was walking on the street in his hometown of Holland, Michigan when a man pulled a gun on him. The man demanded …

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Many LGBTIQ young people are reluctant to report hate crimes to police because they fear further discrimination, according to new research. The report, commissioned by Victoria Police and released on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia today, found young queer people were worried their complaints would not be taken seriously, that they would …

Acid Spray

A group of people leaving Dalston Superstore in London in the early hours of Sunday morning have been injured in an acid attack. The Superstore is a gay bar and cafe within the Hackney borough of the city. Three men — aged 17, 22, and 27 — suffered potentially “lasting” injuries in the attack. A …

Timothy Ruge Grindr blackmail

A Melbourne man has been charged with blackmail after he allegedly threatened to “out” a man he met on Grindr if he didn’t pay him money. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded $1300 from the man he met on the gay hookup app in exchange for not disclosing the man’s activities to a third person, 9 News …

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