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homophobia


uganda president yoweri museveni death penalty activist

Human rights groups want a thorough investigation into the brutal murder of an LGBTIQ activist in Uganda, as some in the African nation push for the death penalty for homosexuality. Paralegal and activist Brian Wasswa, who identified as gay and gender-nonconforming, was attacked this month at his home in the east Ugandan city of Jinja. …

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hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh mohsen lorestani inran corruption on earth

Notorious hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh presided over the recent trial of an outed singer, according to reports from Iran. Mohsen Lorestani faced charges of ‘corruption on Earth’ stemming from a conversation on social media. The singer’s lawyer only received notification of the trial after it occurred. As yet, the verdict is unknown. Mohsen Lorestani News …

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homophobic abuse

Scotsman Craig Stodden appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court as a result of his homophobic abuse of a nine-year-old boy. The court heard the abuse took place when Stodden visited the boy’s mother. The accused admitted both that he struck the child and swore at him. The Irvine Times reported the man shouted at the boy …

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uganda president Yoweri Museveni kill the gays death penalty bill legislation

Uganda has announced it plans to reintroduce laws imposing the death penalty for homosexuality. The government passed the bill, commonly known as the “Kill the Gays” law, five years ago. It was later annulled by a court, but now the government says it wants to resurrect it within weeks. The government claims Uganda needs the …

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greatest homophobes all time

The greatest homophobes of all time include people from ancient times till our own. Homophobes generally don’t limit their animosity to men who conjugate with other men. Their malice extends towards anyone who doesn’t fit the sexual and gender norms of the day. Therefore lesbians often suffered prejudice and persecution throughout history despite the relative …

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ryan williams hate crime

Police this week arrested a man after the hate crime committed against Ryan Williams in Lancashire, England last July. The arrest followed information supplied by the public in response to Ryan’s appearance on Crimewatch Roadshow. Attackers set upon Ryan Williams outside a McDonald’s in the town of Preston. Found unconscious in the street by the …

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indonesia president joko widodo human rights watch

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed a vote on hundreds of draconian new laws – including one banning gay sex – after worldwide outrage. The Indonesian government is proposing an extensive overhaul of the country’s criminal code. Human rights groups blasted the planned laws as “disastrous” for not only LGBTIQ people but the wider Indonesian …

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australian federal police discrimination lesbian officer queensland police gold coast police crime nsw police

A gay man says he won’t return to Queensland after he claims he and his brother were brutally bashed at a Gold Coast shopping centre. The victim, named Joshua, told the Gold Coast Bulletin he was up from Melbourne visiting family when he and his 16-year-old brother were targeted by teenage thugs at Coomera Westfield …

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dup northern ireland politician jim wells good morning britain piers morgan

A Northern Ireland politician has been called a “bigoted old dinosaur” after claiming gay people should not be shown on TV before 9pm. Jim Wells (pictured) is a politician for Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and has a history of homophobic comments. He made the new claim on UK breakfast show Good Morning Britain. …

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tony abbott israel folau glorias 2019 penny sharpe new south wales homophobic

The tenth annual GLORIA awards will return next month to name and shame the year’s most outrageous, ridiculous and ignorant comments about LGBTIQ people. The GLORIAs — the Gay and Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous, and Ignorant Awards — culminate in a “boo-off” at a New South Wales parliament event to decide the worst comment of the …

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