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Nicholas-Bucknell bashed sydney mardi gras

NSW Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend, one of a string of robberies he allegedly committed just hours before the parade. Nicholas Bucknell, 29, told triple j’s Hack he was ambushed, attacked and robbed by a group of young …

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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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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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Scott Johnson

NSW Police are offering a $1 million reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the death of American mathematician Scott Johnson, 30 years after he died as a result of a gay hate attack. On December 10, 1988, the body of the 27-year-old Sydney-based man was found at the base …

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NSW Police are seeking a man who they say fled an apartment in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Surry Hills after he witnessed his Grindr date jump three floors from a balcony. The 37-year-old victim, a Swedish-American national, survived the fall but is in a critical condition after he climbed over the railing on November …

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Mick Fuller

A group of ’78ers have heard New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller deliver an apology for the police violence that marred the original Mardi Gras march on June 24, 1978. That night, the marchers held a celebratory parade that was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly …

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Gay Sydney

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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78ers gather on 40th anniversary of first Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras protest

The New South Wales Police Force has apologised for historical violence against the LGBTIQ community on the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras march in 1978. That night, their celebratory Mardi Gras parade was violently broken up by police and 53 of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly shamed in the media. …

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homophobic attack Sydney

Police have arrested and charged a man with the alleged homophobic assault of a gay couple in inner-city Sydney late last month. The couple, Kurt Johnson and Adrian Kalaiziovksi, claimed in a Facebook post they were leaving an Uber in Redfern on April 29 when the stranger allegedly started hurling gay slurs at them. “He …

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homophobic attack Sydney

A gay Sydney man is at “a loss for words” after his husband was left with a broken arm after an alleged hate crime in south Sydney. Kurt Johnson and his husband Adrian Kalaiziovski said they were leaving an Uber in the inner-city suburb of Redfern on Sunday night when a man hurled verbal abuse …

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