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Nik Dimopoulos, the Melbourne man who suffered a serious shoulder injury during a botched Victoria Police raid, has demanded more police accountability on use of excessive force. On May 11, Dimopoulos was asleep in an apartment above queer bookstore Hares and Hyenas in Fitzroy when he heard intruders in what he feared was a home …

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A Victorian surgeon charged with raping a fellow doctor after he allegedly “stealthed” him while having sex has been allowed to keep treating patients. The prominent surgeon, whose name has been suppressed, was arrested and charged by Victoria Police last September over the incident in mid-2017. “Stealthing” is the non-consensual removal of a condom during …

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Warning: distressing language Homophobic and transphobic threats and jokes are still tolerated by some in Victoria Police ranks including senior officers, according to a new report released on Friday. The report, by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, found a lack of trust in internal reporting processes and “poor management responses” hindered LGBTIQ …

Anti Gay Poster

Police are investigating after a Neo-Nazi group’s vile anti-gay posters mocking Pride Month and calling gay people “a walking disease” were put up in a Melbourne street. The posters (pictured), which featured the web address of extreme neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance, were spotted along Chapel Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahan over the …

Midsumma Festival

Young LGBTIQ people in the Victorian city of Bendigo will celebrate diversity at an inclusive Rainbow Ball event later this year. The Rainbow Ball is being organised by Bendigo Police’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers in conjunction with a number of youth and other community groups, and will be held at Ulumbarra Theatre on September …

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Many LGBTIQ young people are reluctant to report hate crimes to police because they fear further discrimination, according to new research. The report, commissioned by Victoria Police and released on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia today, found young queer people were worried their complaints would not be taken seriously, that they would …

IDAHOBIT Day

Melbourne students have thrown balloons filled with paint against a police station in Australia to create a rainbow design to show support for LGBTIQ equality. Around 400 students, from seven different schools, took part in the action at the Fawkner police station in Victoria, creating a mural stretching more than 70 metres. The mural was …

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Victoria Police have apologised for the homophobic harassment of former police officer Michael Maynes. Maynes joined the Victorian police force in 2008 but resigned in 2011. Three years later, the former officer took his own life. Fairfax Media reported Maynes had not been openly gay at work and a police and coronial investigation – prompted …