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Long-standing New South Wales homophobe Reverend Fred Nile will retire from state politics this year, with Lyle Shelton likely to take over leadership of Nile’s Christian Democratic Party. The 86-year-old announced he would retire in November after four decades in politics. He was first elected in 1981 after founding the party. Nile backed Lyle Shelton, …

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Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

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Actress Ruby Rose has recalled a brutal homophobic attack by her schoolmates that left her hospitalised as a young teenager. Ruby shared with the Guardian the physical and verbal bullying she suffered at school after coming out at a young age. At the time, Rose was living with her single mum Katia in Australia. She …

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A bipartisan parliamentary committee has called on the New South Wales government to appoint a judge to re-examine dozens of potential historical gay hate murders in the state. The parliamentary inquiry was established in September 2018 to examine a string of historical gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010. The committee’s report, not …

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The Victorian Pride Lobby is petitioning Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to crack down on two leaders behind Chechnya’s “gay purge”. Since 2017, authorities in the Russian republic have targeted, detained and tortured numerous LGBTQ people. Human rights groups and media have dubbed the horrific violence Chechnya’s “gay purge”. The Victorian Pride Lobby has …

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A violent attack on a gay couple in Italy has prompted calls for politicians to speed up the passage of a hate crime law in the country. The gay couple were assaulted at the Valle Aurelia metro train station in Rome in February. Part of the incident was captured on video and shared by local …

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A man who recently moved to Victoria’s Phillip Island has been left shaken but defiant after neighbours allegedly hurled homophobic slurs and death threats over his plans to paint his house in rainbow colours. Mykey O’Halloran, a professional hair artist, (pictured) moved in to the bungalow on Phillip Island in February. However on Tuesday night …

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Struggling far-right attention seeker Milo Yiannopoulos has announced he’s “ex-gay” and wants to be the face of debunked and dangerous gay “conversion therapy”. Almost every social media platform has permanently banned the media personality for his hateful commentary. Apparently out of work, Milo has found a new grift, cosying up to the US religious right …

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Federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been urged to ensure the inclusion of gay men and other persecuted minorities in Australia’s new Holocaust museums. Last week, Frydenberg spoke at Hobart Synagogue to announce funding for one such museum in the Tasmanian city. He spoke of the importance of remembering the horrors and atrocities of the Nazi …

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Belgium’s Prime Minister has raised a rainbow flag as the country mourns the violent death of a gay man at the weekend. The victim, named only as David P by Belgian media, was found dead in the early hours of Sunday at a park in the city of Beveren, near Antwerp. Police have arrested three …

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