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South Australia To Scrap ‘Gay Panic’ Legal Defence

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A South Australian man who detained and tortured a man he met on Grindr so brutally he thought he would die will leave prison on a suspended sentence. Charlie Michael Edward Caire pleaded guilty to numerous offences, including false imprisonment, aggravated blackmail and aggravated assault. Warning: graphic content The District Court was told the 21-year-old …

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Actor and cabaret star Alan Cumming says his curated program for the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a “cabaret love letter” to Australia. After last year’s online offerings, the long-running event is returning to Adelaide Festival Centre live in June. More than 180 artists are putting on 105 performances over 12 days and nights from …

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Organisers of South Australia’s Feast Festival say the annual LGBTIQ event is “bouncing back” from the interruption of COVID-19 shutdown with plenty of safe entertainment still on offer. Feast was sadly forced to cancel its annual Picnic in the Park event due to the short-lived statewide COVID-19 lockdown. The event usually attracts around 3,500 people …

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A South Australian council will replace its rainbow flag after a vandal painted it with a disgusting homophobic spray. The flag was flying in the centre of the town of Mallala, 50 km from Adelaide, to coincide with SA’s “Pridevember”, run by the Feast Festival. A local resident, known as Liam, earlier took a photo …

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South Australia LGBTIQ advocates have started a petition urging the state government to finally repeal the state’s archaic “gay panic” defence. The provocation defence allows a court to downgrade a murder conviction to one of manslaughter in certain circumstances. Outrageously, this includes allowing a heterosexual man accused of murder to claim they were “provoked” by …

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Adelaide’s Lord Mayor has honoured the memory of Dr George Duncan, whose tragic 1972 death precipitated South Australia’s nation-leading decriminalisation of homosexuality. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor on Monday unveiled a new sign sharing Dr Duncan’s story, next to his permanent memorial near the Adelaide University footbridge on Victoria Drive. July 20 would have been the …

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South Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Adelaide University Sharks has set its sights on the Bingham Cup after making their debut at the weekend. Last year Adelaide University Rugby, the state’s oldest rugby club, launched the first gay and inclusive male rugby team. And on Saturday, the team made it onto the …

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A vandal has spray-painted a religious message along Adelaide’s rainbow Pride Walk pathway. The rainbow-painted footpath is located in the city’s Light Square, and forms a timeline of significant dates for the state’s LGBTIQ community. Photos and video on social media show white text reading “Jesus loves you” spray-painted across many of the path’s landmarks. …

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The South Australian government has pledged to abolish the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence before the end of the year. The partial legal defence of provocation allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge if they claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent homosexual …

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South Australia will remove its so-called “gay panic” murder defence, becoming the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. The partial legal defence allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they plead guilty but claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent …

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