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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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A man from the US state of Michigan has told of how he narrowly avoided death to protect his designer bag from a would-be thief. On Monday night, Jerad Kluting (pictured) says he was walking on the street in his hometown of Holland, Michigan when a man pulled a gun on him. The man demanded …

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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 …

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A group of people leaving Dalston Superstore in London in the early hours of Sunday morning have been injured in an acid attack. The Superstore is a gay bar and cafe within the Hackney borough of the city. Three men — aged 17, 22, and 27 — suffered potentially “lasting” injuries in the attack. A …

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A Melbourne man has been charged with blackmail after he allegedly threatened to “out” a man he met on Grindr if he didn’t pay him money. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded $1300 from the man he met on the gay hookup app in exchange for not disclosing the man’s activities to a third person, 9 News …

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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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Pride parades always include rainbow colours in their celebrations but Pride Toronto’s parade next month will close with a sea of black. The tribute is to honour the alleged victims of Toronto man Bruce McArthur, who has been charged with the murders of eight local men police allege he targeted through gay dating apps. Olivia …

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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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A gay Mackay man has been left unconscious after an attack in which he was allegedly beaten with a chain and called homophobic slurs. Bradley Skinner told the Daily Mercury he was attacked by the random passerby while eating dinner with his sister and a friend at a restaurant. “This guy walked past, and we …

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A Redcliffe same-sex couple who found a vile anti-gay flyer outside their home and their car targeted by vandals have urged anyone with information to contact police. The lesbian couple shared a photo of the note on Facebook and said the same morning they discovered that one of their car’s tyres had been slashed. “Lesbianism …

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