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bishop atherton buggery act december 5

Bishop John Atherton and his steward John Childe went to the gallows on this day in 1640. On December 5, six years after he advocated for the enactment of the Buggery Act in Ireland, Atherton became its first victim. John Atherton moved to Ireland in 1630 after attending Oxford. In 1636, became Bishop of Waterford …

fifa world cup chief qatar world cup josh cavallo

The chief executive of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar has said gay players like Australian Josh Cavallo “have no reason to feel unsafe” at the event despite the country banning homosexuality. In host country Qatar, homosexuality is illegal and punishable by penalties ranging from flogging to imprisonment and execution. Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo …

elderly gay couple

An elderly gay couple will sell up and leave their Toowoomba home following homophobic abuse. Bruce Gardiner told the Toowoomba Chronicle that he and husband Derek suffered eight years of abuse, vile comments, rumour spreading and a serious assault. He said the abuse began immediately following a nearby resident becoming aware of the couple’s sexuality. …

married at first sight simon blackburn homophobic misogynistic comments

Channel Nine has dumped a groom from the next season of Married At First Sight Australia and scrubbed him from the show after social media videos resurfaced of him making homophobic and misogynistic comments. Simon Blackburn (pictured) featured in an early trailer for the reality dating show’s 2022 season, the Daily Mail reported. However a …

lewis hamilton grand prix qatar

Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton has worn a rainbow-coloured pride helmet and spoken out for LGBTIQ equality at Qatar’s inaugural Grand Prix. Qatar hosted its first Formula One Grand Prix at the weekend, as part of a new 10-year deal. But human rights activists have slammed that deal. Amnesty International accused the Formula One of …

rainbow flag ulverstone tasmania homophobic

LGBTIQ advocates and leaders in Ulverstone in Tasmania have raised a rainbow flag, thirty years after the town was called one of the most homophobic places in Australia. The coastal town of Ulverstone, on Tasmania’s north-west coast, is home to around 15,000 people. On Monday morning, LGBTIQ+ advocates and local leaders gathered to raise the …

sydney private school student gay man james robinson blazer st kevin's college toorak

A gay man has set his old private school blazer alight on the oval of St Kevin’s College to protest the elite Catholic school’s culture of misogyny and homophobia. James Robinson, who is a photographer, graduated in 2013 from the all-boys secondary college in Melbourne. In the Instagram post, Robinson admitted breaking onto the school …

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A powerful New South Wales judicial inquiry seeking justice for victims of decades of historical gay and transgender hate crimes is being established by the state government. A NSW parliamentary committee earlier spent 18 months looking into dozens of the unsolved deaths between 1970 and 2010. The committee heard from survivors and families of victims …

queensland police commissioner katarina carroll officer facebook posts racism homophobia

The Queensland Police Service says eleven officers were singled out in an internal investigation into reportedly “racist, sexist, homophobic and defamatory” posts in a private Facebook group. All of the officers were dealt with by their superiors but none were suspended or stood down, the Brisbane Times reported. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll (pictured) announced …

darlinghurst police station 1978 78ers

A former NSW Police officer has spoken out for the first time about the assaults he witnessed by police officers against gay men in Sydney in the 1980s. Mark Higginbotham was an officer within the NSW Police at Darlinghurst station through the 1980s. Warning: distressing content He’s opened up for the first time about his …

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