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Charles Radtke booed out of Qudos Bank Arena over slur

The crowd at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena booed American fighter Charles Radtke out of the arena after he used a homophobic slur in a crude post-match rant. But the crowd’s disenchantment started earlier with many unimpressed by Radtke’s fight against Zimbabwean Mike Mathetha. Legendary UFC champion Daniel Cormier interviewed Charles Radtke in the ring following …

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‘F****t with a Tony’: Director gives rousing acceptance speech

Michael Arden snatched up the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical for his Parade revival last night, and left the room stunned in the proccess – delivering a powerful speech about reclaiming the slurs used against him. “Growing up, I was called the f-word more times than I can count,” he said. “But now, …

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Cheer Cheese: ‘Go Woke, Go Broke’, they say? 🤣

When Saputo changed the name of Coon Cheese to Cheer in 2021, cries of ‘Go Woke, Go Broke’ rang out across our wide brown land. “I’ll never buy it again,” pledged angry boycotters. “Poor Mr Coon,” they sobbed, wracked with grief for an imaginary doctor invented by 1980s publicity flacks. “They’re rewriting history,” moaned people …

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Grooming: some real stats on child abuse

What are the real facts about grooming and child abuse? And what is the effect of the casual use of ‘groomer’ as a slur? In recent times, ‘groomer’ became the go-to slur for haters. Whether it’s drag queen storytime, trans welfare or the mere display of a rainbow flag… Trolls roam social media and post …

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Gay slurs: Darren Hayes’ dad was first to call him f_ggot

Darren Hayes says his introduction to abuse and gay slurs came early. He told BANG Showbiz his father was the first person to call him a f_ggot. The Homosexual singer described his father as a violent alcoholic. “My experience was so traumatising. I had a father who was a violent alcoholic and he used to …

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Twitter finally cracks down on groomer as queer slur

Better late than never, Twitter has finally cracked down on the use of groomer as a queer slur. The particularly vile slur implies a link between LGBTIQA+ people and pedophilia. Right-wing haters attack everyone from trans activists to opponents of anti-LGBTIQA+ legislation to trans activists as groomers. Of late, the term became a common slur …

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Security guard smashed man’s jaw over homophobic slurs

A former security guard pleaded guilty in Mackay District Court to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. 28-year-old Jesse Street fractured the jaw of a man who shouted the slurs, ‘poofter’ and ‘f____t’ at him. The incident occurred in Airlie Beach on the former security guard’s night off. On February 25, 2021, Jesse Street wore a …

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Sponsor drops former world #1 golfer Justin Thomas over slur

The Ralph Lauren Corporation cancelled its sponsorship of Justin Thomas over his use of a homophobic slur. The former World Number One golfer called a golf ball a ‘fa__ot’ during a tournament in Hawaii. Television microphones picked up Justin Thomas muttering the slur after he missed a par putt. Thomas apologised for the slur during …