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Nex Benedict

Death of nonbinary teen Nex Benedict ruled a suicide

The death of Oklahoma student Nex Benedict has been ruled a suicide, according to a medical examiner’s report. The nonbinary 16-year-old died on Feburary 8, a day after being allegedly assaulted at their high school. Nex reportedly told their mother that they were bullied at school due to their gender identity. Body-camera footage released by …

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Advocates respond to NSW Hate Crime Inquiry report

The report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes has been welcomed by LGBTQIA+ advocates, who call on the NSW Police Force to action the report’s recommendations In its three-volume report released today, Commissioner Justice John Sackar made a number of case-specific recommendations. These include establishing fresh inquests into the deaths of …

Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes

Nineteen recommendations from NSW Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes

The long-awaited report from a Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes in NSW has made 19 recommendations. The more than 3500-page final report contains seven recommendations relating to specific cases, as well as 12 recommendations relating to investigative and record management practices and procedures, including: Establishment of a review or audit by NSW Police …

Convicted gay hate killer Stanley Early led a gay bashing gang in Sydney in the 1980s

Sydney gay-hate killer called ‘soulless monster’ in court

A gay-bashing gang leader who murdered a man at a Sydney beat in the 1980s has been described in court as a “soulless monster” who “destroyed many gay men’s lives”. In June, a jury found Stanley Bruce Early guilty of murdering Raymond Keam in Alison Park in January 1987. The 77-year-old also went by Stanley …

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Docuseries Never Let Him Go on murder of gay man Scott Johnson

True crime documentary series Never Let Him Go will cover the infamous gay hate murder of Scott Johnson and his brother Steve’s decades-long crusade for justice.  Johnson, an American studying his PhD in mathematics, was found dead at the base of a cliff near Manly’s North Head in December 1988. He was 27. While his …

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Berlin Holocaust memorial for LGBTQIA+ victims vandalised

A memorial to LGBTQIA+ people who died during the Holocaust has been vandalised in Berlin. The Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism is dedicated to the systematic persecution of queer and trans people from 1933 to 1945. During this period, it is estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 LGBTQIA+ people were sent to concentration camps. …

Barry Jones Gay Hate Crime Inquiry

1976 murder of Sydney labourer likely a gay hate crime, inquiry told

On  September 26, 1976, labourer Barry Jones was stabbed 53 times in a “frenzied attack” that is now being labelled a gay hate crime. The 41-year-old man had been drinking at a local pub earlier in the evening before heading to a park believed to be a local gay beat. Semen stains found on Mr …

Oxford St to increase policing following increase of hate crimes

Following the increasing number of anti-LGBTQI+ related attacks in Sydney recently, NSW Police will increase the number of personnel deployed on Oxford Street. Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich took to Instagram to make the announcement, saying: “I’ve spoken to NSW Police who are aware and investigating the instances of anti-LGBTQ abuse that occurred around Oxford …

William Dutfield

Hate crime inquiry hears evidence ignored in William Dutfield murder

An inquiry into NSW gay hate crimes has criticized original investigators for missing key evidence in the unsolved murder of bisexual man William Dutfield.  Mr Dutfield was one of the four unsolved deaths which were reviewed at Wednesday’s public hearing in the Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes. These latest hearings aim to …

Edwin Chiloba

Edwin Chiloba, Kenyan LGBT activist & designer murdered

Kenyan LGBTIQA+ communities are in mourning following the death of fashion designer and activist Edwin Chiloba. Police in the town of Eldoret found Edwin’s body after locals reported seeing a metal box dumped beside the road from an unregistered vehicle. Originally from Nairobi, Edwin Chiloba moved to Eldoret in 2019 to study fashion. Tributes to …

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