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homophobia


south australian attorney general vicki chapman

The South Australian government has pledged to abolish the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence before the end of the year. The partial legal defence of provocation allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge if they claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent homosexual …

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boycott Brunei-owned properties over anti-gay laws, the Brunei Investment Agency owns assets worldwide including Brisbane’s Royal on the Park Hotel

The implementation of laws set to take effect in Brunei this week which impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, and amputations for theft have led to calls for boycotts of the Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection of luxury five-star hotels in Europe and the United States. However, the Brunei Investment Agency owns assets worldwide …

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elton john on stage

Sir Elton John has joined a growing list of those condemning Brunei’s introduction of brutal new anti-gay laws by calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the country’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. People in the small Asian nation who engage in homosexual activity can be flogged and stoned to death under strict new Islamic laws …

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south australia gay hate crime victims David Saint and Robert Woodland

Police say advances in DNA technology may provide answers to two unsolved murder cases in South Australia that are believed to have been the result of gay bashings. On April 16, 1991, David Saint, who was commonly known as John, was bashed to death in Adelaide’s south parklands. In 2004 the body of 36-year-old Robert …

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royal brunei airlines

Brunei’s airline should be banned from Australian airports in protest of the south-east Asian country’s “barbaric” anti-gay laws, Victoria’s Thorne Harbour Health has said. People in the small Asian nation who engage in same-sex activity can be flogged and stoned to death under strict new Islamic laws set to take effect in the country next …

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Judges Gavel legal law court

An Australia far-right group accused of engaging in “public acts of hate speech” against the LGBTIQ community during the same-sex marriage postal survey has failed to front Queensland’s anti-discrimination tribunal to respond to a vilification complaint. The Brisbane-based LGBTI Legal Service lodged formal complaints with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland last August against 25 groups and …

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Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

A global network of LGBTIQ organisations from around the world have called for global decriminalisation of sex work to address discrimination and stigma against sex workers, including those who identify as LGBTIQ. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a global network representing more than 1,500 LGBTIQ organisations from around the …

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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Brunei is planning to introduce anti-LGBT laws within days that could see people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups have reported. Homosexuality is already illegal in the east Asian country and punishable by up to ten years imprisonment. But under the changes to Brunei’s penal code, punishments could include whipping …

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Sydney men kicked out of uber the day after mardi gras homophobia

A gay Sydney man has claimed he and a friend were kicked out of an Uber because of their sexuality, just a day after the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations. Ryan Ottey uploaded video to his Facebook page showing part of the incident in the Uber he and friend Aaron Brown (both pictured) shared on Sunday. …

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gay hate crime

A “prevailing acceptance of and indifference” to violence against gay men led to failures of justice for many victims of hate crimes in New South Wales in the mid-1990s and earlier, a parliamentary inquiry has confirmed. The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010, the first of …

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