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homophobia


Marcus Neil Middleton

A 23-year-old gay man who suffered from bipolar disorder died by suicide in prison after he was subjected to homophobic taunts and denied access to mental health services, his partner has alleged. The man, identified as Marcus Neil Middleton, was found dead in his cell at Noble County Jail in the US state of Indiana …

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A young man has fled his native country of Kyrgyzstan in fear for his life, after two vicious hate crimes that included having the word “gay” carved into his flesh. The victim, only identified as A.D. for his protection, told Pink News of the two harrowing experiences he endured in the Issyk-Kul region in East …

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ISIS gay execution

Demolition work has begun on the building the notorious terror group ISIS used to execute men they believed to be gay or bisexual by throwing them to their deaths. Located in Mosul, Iraq, the seven-storey building became a well known location where ISIS and its supporters regularly took gruesome photos and filmed videos of suspected …

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Colombia women's football team

A Colombian football team’s boss has apologised for describing the country’s women’s football league as “a tremendous lesbian breeding ground.” Gabriel Camargo, who is president of Colombian team Deportes Tolima, also suggested that many of the female football players were alcoholics and women’s football was economically unviable. “It’s going badly, it doesn’t give anything, not …

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NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community change police and communities response to complaints and past injustices.

By Andy Kaladelfos, UNSW; Bianca Fileborn, UNSW; Lisa Featherstone, UQ; Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University, and Yorick Smaal, Griffith University Lessons learnt from a NSW parliamentary inquiry into hate crimes against Australia’s LGBTIQ community could change the way police and communities respond to complaints, and acknowledge the continued impact of past injustices. The inquiry is the …

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Actor comedian Kevin Hart

Comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the Academy Awards after an intense backlash over past homophobic tweets that resurfaced just days after he landed the gig. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night …

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A gay couple from New York has claimed their Uber driver went on a sickening homophobic tirade before dragging one of them with his car for half a block. Taray Carey and his husband Alex Majkowski caught the Uber in Manhattan with a friend on Tuesday night when they claim their driver launched a verbal …

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The European Human Rights Court has ruled that Russia’s banning of LGBTIQ pride marches is a violation of the human right to free assembly. The country has long denied permits to and violently disrupted public demonstrations by LGBTIQ activists, and in 2013 signed into law its “gay propaganda” law, which prevents the “promotion” of “non-traditional …

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Saudi arabian flag

Saudi Arabian school textbooks are teaching children that anal sex leads to natural disasters and corruption in society, according to a US-based hate speech monitoring group. In the report, the US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) documented “problematic passages” they’d found in Saudi Arabian state textbooks for the 2018–19 school year. They reported discovering passages encouraging “bigotry …

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Denmark are withholding 65m krone ($AU13.5 million) in aid to Tanzania after “unacceptable homophobic comments” from a senior politician, a Danish minister has said. Late last month, Paul Makonda, commissioner for populous city Dar es Salaam, announced plans to form a taskforce to hunt down LGBTIQ people, urging the public to pass the names of …

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