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Police appeal in two Adelaide ‘gay bashing’ cold cases

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Tom Ballard Calls for Axing of Queensland's Gay Panic Laws

A number of LGBTI celebrities have joined forces to demand the Queensland government introduce reforms to finally abolish the “gay panic” defence. The partial provocation defence – also known as the Homosexual Advance Defence – has been used by people accused of murder to claim they were provoked by an unwanted homosexual advance. A new …

Deep Water Documentray - Alan Rosendale Paul Simes Photo by alina gozina

A new SBS crime drama Deep Water set to premiere next month will tell the shocking true story of a wave of gay hate murder along Sydney’s coast in the 1980s and 1990s. Deep Water is a fictional, four-part series inspired by the crimes that led to 80 murders, 30 of which remain unsolved, of young …

Pride Game Rainbow Flag Waving

The AFL held it’s first ever Pride Game in Melbourne on Saturday night. The game, believed to be a world-first in professional sport, was a joint initiative between the AFL and the match’s two teams, the Sydney Swans and St Kilda Saints. Both who wore rainbow-coloured socks and rainbow-coloured guernseys. For the first time, the …

Iran recently executed a secondary school pupil and gay Iranian teenager convicted of raping another boy. A court found Hasan Afshar, 19, guilty of “lavat-e be onf” – forced male to male anal intercourse. The court refused the teenager legal representation during his two-month trial in early 2015. “Homosexual conduct” remains illegal under Iran’s Sharia …

The AFL has announced its first ever Pride Game to support the LGBTI community, believed to be a world first for a professional sporting competition. St Kilda’s Saints will wear shirts with rainbow-patterned numbers and the Swans will wear rainbow socks to show their support for the LGBTI community during the round 21 clash next …

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, celebrated his 92nd birthday isn't showing any signs of slowing down on his rampant and infamous homophobia.lgbt people

The controversial president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, might have just celebrated his 92nd birthday but he certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down on his rampant and infamous homophobia. Despite his nation suffering from a crippling by a severe drought, Mugabe refuses any concessions on gay rights. He told media attending his birthday celebrations, …

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When the Warwick Rowers decided to do a naked calendar, they attracted a lot of interest from gay men. And they loved it! In fact, the boys on the team decided to create and fund their own anti-homophobia program. They called the program Sport Allies.  They dedicated the organisation to standing up against homophobia in …

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The ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church recently released a parody of Neil Diamond’s ‘Kentucky Woman’. Their song focuses on anti-same-sex marriage clerk Kim Davis.  Despite what you may at first think, the church is no ally of Davis. Although certainly no friend to the LGBTIQ communities, it seems they hold Davis in the same …

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The judge sentences two homophobic murderers to life behind bars for beating a gay man to death in a Perth public toilet. Warren Gerard Batchelor, 48, died in hospital two days after the brutal gay hate crime in November 2013. Mark Taylor, 43, and Daniel Wade Jones, 37, must serve a minimum of 21 years …

scott johnson gay hate crime

The New South Wales Coroner’s Court will conduct a third inquest into the death of Scott Johnson. Scott died on Sydney’s northern beaches in 1988 in a suspected gay hate crime. At the time, the police deemed the 27-year-old’s death a suicide. The initial coroner accepted the police judgement without any reservation. Scott Johnson’s family: …

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