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Families of Stephen Port’s victims sue police for failing to spot ‘Grindr Killer’

Families of Stephen Port’s victims sue police for failing to spot ‘Grindr Killer’

The families of four young men killed by ‘Grindr Killer’ Stephen Port are suing London’s Metropolitan Police for failing to notice that their relatives deaths were murders and that a serial killer was behind their deaths. Port met his victims, who were all in their twenties, on a gay social networking sites including Grindr and […]

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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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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly denied any homosexual people have been arrested and detained in The Chechen Republic. Newspapers in Russia have reported that they leader of the autonomous region denied the accusations of arrest, torture and murder during an exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Provocative articles about Chechnya (have) reported so-called arrests,” […]

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Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

A spokesperson from Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists there is no reliable information about the reported detention and murder of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and […]

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop raises concern over gay arrests in Chechnya

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised concern over the report that 100 men in The Chechen Republic have been detained because of their sexuality. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and held at several […]

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Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Gay men in the Russian region of The Chechen Republic are fleeing as authorities reportedly round up people who are gay, or perceived to be gay. Men are allegedly being held in an detention facility in the town of Argun, 20kn from Grozy, the capital of the Chechen Republic.  The facilities has been described in […]

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UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr

UK man found guilty of murdering police officer met on Grindr

A man in the UK has been handed a life sentence for murdering a police officer he had met using Grindr. Stefano Brizzi was found guilty of murdering 59-year-old Police Constable Gordon Semple, who was strangled and dismembered in April. PinkNews have reported that Mr Brizzi attempted to dispose of PC Semple’s body by dissolving his […]

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Judge upholds convictions of Warren Batchelor’s killers

Judge upholds convictions of Warren Batchelor’s killers

The two men who were convicted of murdering former Sydney DJ Warren Batchelor have lost their appeal over their convictions. Daniel Wade Jones and Mark Taylor assaulted Warren Batchelor in an unprovoked attack at Middle Swan Reserve in 2013. The two men bashed in a door on a toilet cubicle in the public toilets of […]

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Roe found guilty of Broome “gay bash” murder

A man from Broome has been found guilty of murdering a male Halls Creek resident who allegedly made sexual advances on him while the pair were drinking together. The man, who has been discussed under the pseudonym Mr Johnson for cultural reasons, was killed by Joseph Thomas Roe in September of 2014. Autopsy reports revealed […]

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Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Protests in Istanbul over murder of trans woman Hande Kader

Hundreds have rallied in the Turkish capital of Istanbul in response to the horrific murder of LGBTIQ+ activist Hande Kader. Kader, an advocate for the LGBTIQ+ community and the rights of sex workers, was found dead earlier this month in the Istanbul suburb of Zekeriyakoy. It has been reported that Kader was raped and mutilated before […]

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