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Gay Sydney

A long-awaited New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been announced to examine gay hate crimes in Sydney over four decades, including the murders of 88 gay and transgender people, 30 of which remain unsolved. A cross-party committee will look at crimes between 1970 and 2010 and investigate the NSW Police and criminal justice system response …

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Human Rights Law Centre people

The Human Rights Law Centre has called on the Victorian Government to establish a Hate Crimes Act to provide legal protection for LGBTIQ people. The HRLC has released a report, a year on from the marriage equality postal survey, to highlights the negative impact of hate speech and hate crimes during the survey on the …

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Fifteen countries have come together to press Russia on what the country is doing to stop the persecution of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured as part of an alleged “gay purge,” which has been repeatedly denied …

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Greens Senator Janet Rice Malaysian

The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to raise concerns with the Malaysian government about the oppression and persecution of the country’s LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, two Malaysian women were fined and sentenced under the country’s sharia law to a caning in the country’s north for having sex with each other. Recently, …

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Grindr blackmail

A Melbourne man has admitted that he demanded another man he met on Grindr pay him $1300 in return for not telling the victim’s girlfriend. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded that the victim meet with him and hand over the money at Southern Cross station in the Docklands area in March this year, Melbourne Magistrates Court …

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Indonesia's Aceh province

Two women in Malaysia have been sentenced to six lashes with a cane after they were arrested for having sex with each other. Police arrested the women, aged 32 and 22, in April for trying to have sex in a car in the state of Terengganu, in the country’s north-west, Pink News reported. Police accused …

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Slain Ugandan LGBTIQ activist David Kato

After reports that Australia has accepted 50 primarily Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country, QNews Magazine looks at how Uganda came to be such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ community. Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality with males risking …

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Prison

Warning: distressing content A transgender rights group is calling for reform after a Tasmanian trans woman was allegedly gang-raped while housed in a male prison. The mother of Martin Harwood, who identified as Marjorie, told ABC News she supported her child’s gender expression. “I’d walk down the street with him, I used to buy his …

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Samuel Woodward Blaze Bernstein

An alleged neo-Nazi already accused of murdering California teenager Blaze Bernstein is facing an additional hate crime charge for killing Bernstein because he was gay. Samuel Woodward, who according to a report from ProPublica was a member of neo-Nazi hate group Atomwaffen Division, was charged with first-degree murder over the stabbing death of 19-year-old Bernstein …

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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. …

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