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mardi gras agm

The majority of members in attendance at today’s virtual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM voted against banning police and corrective service officers from the 2021 parade. However, the 327 member votes for keeping the floats as opposed for 261 against showed a strong and increasingly influential protest vote. Pride in Protest member Keith …

anya bradford like a dog

A New South Wales court today heard police officers treated transgender woman Anya Bradford ‘like a dog’. Senior Constable Mark Follington faces charges of manufacturing a case against Bradford after the dropping of assault charges he filed against her. The court heard Follington and another police officer spoke to Anya Bradford while conducting ID checks …

scott johnson sydney gay hate murder steve johnson

The brother of gay man Scott Johnson, who died in Sydney 32 years ago, have matched a police reward for information in his alleged murder, with the total doubling to $2 million. Scott Johnson’s body was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, near Manly’s North Head on December 10 1988. …

gay hate crime new south wales parliamentary inquiry

The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into four decades of gay and transgender hate crimes has reopened and will hear from regional communities next year. The inquiry, the first of its kind in Australia was launched last year. In February, the committee recommended further investigation into suspected anti-gay homicides across the state. In 2020, the …

Mhelody Polan Bruno filipino transgender woman

NSW Police have charged a man with manslaughter after Filipina transgender woman Mhelody Bruno died in Wagga Wagga in regional New South Wales. Police and emergency services were called to a unit to assist Ms Bruno (pictured), who was unresponsive, at about 8am last Saturday (September 21). NSW Ambulance paramedics conducted CPR and stabilised the …

Sydney convicted murderer damien peters

A convicted murderer who removed his monitoring ankle bracelet and escaped parole has been caught after a manhunt in Sydney. NSW Police said on Monday Damien Peters was last seen at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick around 4:15pm on Sunday afternoon, and warned the community not to approach him. Police were informed when …

Mardi Gras weekend teen sexual assault melbourne man 14 yo

NSW Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend. Police allege he committed a string of robberies just hours before the parade. The 29-year-old victim told triple j’s Hack a group of young men ambushed, attacked and robbed him in the Redfern area …

gay hate crime new south wales parliamentary inquiry

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 …

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 …

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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