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Homophobic grandmother jailed for harassing gay neighbours

British grandmother Elvira Baptiste has been jailed for an ongoing campaign of harassment against her gay neighbours, which forced them to move out of their home. The 64-year-old (pictured) appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court last week, and a judge jailed her for 16 weeks, the Bristol Post reported. The mother-of-ten denied the charge of harassment …

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Neighbours help man paint his rainbow house after homophobic death threats

A gay man living on Phillip Island in Victoria has thanked dozens of locals who helped him defy homophobic trolls and paint his house in rainbow colours. Mykey O’Halloran (pictured), a professional hair artist, moved in to his bungalow on the island in February. However just a month later, a group of neighbours who heard …

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Gay man ‘punched and stomped on’ by thugs in homophobic attack

A gay man in New Zealand says he woke lying in a pool of blood after a violent attack by five homophobic thugs during his city’s Pride Month. Ray Gardiner lives in Auckland and performs as drag queen Kourtney Khaos. He recounted the horrific attack in the early hours of Saturday in a Facebook post …

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Why protesting and boycotting Brunei will work

Over the last fortnight, QN Magazine broke a number of stories related to the action of the Sultan of Brunei. He recently introduced penalties such as whipping, amputation and death by stoning into his small South-East Asian realm. Tomorrow, Boycott Brunei in Australia are holding a rally in Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens. The protest, opposite the …

Gay Journalist Beaten In Homophobic Attack During Auckland Pride Month

A gay journalist has opened up about being attacked by homophobic thugs in Auckland last weekend, during the city’s annual Pride celebrations. Aziz Al-Sa’afin, a reporter and producer for New Zealand morning talk show The AM Show, told the program he and a friend were attacked while out in Auckland on Saturday night, just as …

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OPINION: Why Australia Owes An Apology To Discharged LGBTIQ Military Personnel

By Noah Riseman, Australian Catholic University The Australian Defence Force (ADF) banned lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel from serving openly until November 1992, and there were restrictions on transgender service until September 2010. Even so, we know LGBT people have always been serving bravely in the ADF. In an ongoing research project with Macquarie University …