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British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police arrest four youths over lesbian bus bashing

British police have arrested four teenagers over a brutal attack on a same-sex couple that took place on a London bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was left with a suspected broken nose while girlfriend Chris, who is from the USA, was also beaten up. The couple, who live in the United Kingdom, were catching […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Law Centre calls for the Victorian government to consider bringing in new legislation to protect people from hate crimes. The centre says it research has shown that 75% of LGBTI+ people have experienced some form of bullying, harassment or violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity […]

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Idaho man sentenced to 28 years for deadly assault of gay man

An Idaho man has been given two 28-year sentences, that will be served concurrently, in relation to a brutal fatal assault on a gay man. Kelly Schneider, 23, of Nampa, pleaded guilty to a U.S. federal hate crime for attacking Steven Nelson last year at a remote wildlife refuge while repeatedly using a homophobic slur. […]

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Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay

Brazilian teenager murdered by mother for being gay

A mother in Brazil has been arrested for the murder of her 17-year-old son late last year. Reports from the South American nation state that Tatiana Lozano Pereira coaxed her son Itaberli Lozano into a trap, hiring two young men to brutally attack the 17-year-old. Sources say the 18 & 19-year-old’s beat Itaberli as per his […]

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Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki

Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki

Shira Banki, a 16 year-old woman who was murdered during a Pride Festival in 2015, will have a new hate crime centre in Israel named after her. Banki was killed and five other people were injured when Rabbi Yishai Shlissel attacked them with a kitchen knife during the annual Pride celebrations in Israel’s capital. The […]

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Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Remembering Matthew Shepard: 18 years on

Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was murdered in his home town of Laramie, Wyoming. The gruesome nature of Shepard’s case garnered international attention and raised awareness of hate crimes against the LGBT community, spurring action to fight for legal protections for queer and gender […]

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Bangladesh’s first LGBTI magazine editor brutally murdered

Two LGBTI activists have been brutally murdered in Bangladesh, including the senior editor of the nation’s first queer magazine. ‘Roopbaan’ magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan (pictured right) was killed by machete wielding attackers in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Another person believed to be an LGBTI activist was also murdered in the attacks, but their identity has yet to be confirmed. Maruf […]

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Milo Tosser: New game lets you play as ISIS; kill gay men

Milo Tosser: New game lets you play as ISIS; kill gay men

Milo Tosser has players execute gay men A new video game out of the US allows players to act as members of extremist group ISIS, hurling gay men from the roof of a building for points. The militant group treat homosexuality as a crime, punishable by death. Dozens of gay and bisexual men have been murdered by militants […]

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