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Laura Pradelska was a victim of transphobic abuse in Zara on Oxford Street earlier this week. The German actress – who’s best known for her role as Quaithe in the second season of Game of Thrones – wrote on Twitter that she was verbally attacked with “vile racial abuse” after she defended a lady from four women who jumped the queue. “So I never rant on social media, but I’ve just witnessed the worst behaviour in Zara on Oxford Street,” she...

The uncle of a kidnapped Romanian teenager has slammed the people who heard her desperate telephone calls for help. Alexandra Măceşanu, 15, is presumed dead after a mechanic in southern Romania confessed to her killing, as well as that of an 18-year-old last seen in April. It later emerged authorities took 19 hours to locate Măceşanu after she made three calls to the 112 emergency number. The scandal has sparked outrage, the sacking of officials and the resignation of the country’s interior...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation authorizing permanent benefits for police, firefighters and other first responders suffering from illnesses and injuries related to their work in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. If Trump, as expected, signs the bill into law, the “Never Forget the Heroes Act” would end the need for first responders repeatedly lobbying Congress for additional funding. “These people are just like veterans,” said...

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló refuses to resign despite tens of thousands of demonstrations taking to the streets of San Juan following the release of a cache of leaked chats that made light of hurricane victims and included misogynistic and homophobic comments. In one exchange, the group mocked senator Eduardo Bhatia, to which Rosselló replied: “Historic cocksucker levels.” On another occasion, the governor referred to journalist Benjamín Torres Gotay as an “unprecedented cocksucker.” The governor’s officials also mocked a photo of...

Three men are accusing a Presbyterian minister in New Jersey of sexually assaulting them under the guise of exorcising evil spirits. The men claim Rev. Dr. William Weaver performed sex acts on them when they came to him for private counseling at Linden Presbyterian Church. The 69-year-old would allegedly tell the men that he needed to “suck” out demons through their semen, citing Native American rituals and a verse from Ephesians telling Christians to “put on the full armor of God.” According...

The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Netherlands is partially responsible for the July 1995 deaths of 300 Muslims in Srebrenica. Relatives of the victims first sued the Netherlands in 2007, arguing that the country is accountable for the deaths of 300 Muslim men because its troops expelled them from their UN base on July 13, 1995, knowing they would be killed. Some 8,000 Muslims — mostly boys and men — were killed by Bosnian Serbs in the July...

The government of Canada is soon to start paying compensation to victims of the country’s “LGBT purge”, which is used to refer to a time period between the 1950s and 1990s when Canadian federal employees faced employment sanctions because of their identity. Some people were fired, whereas others were demoted or discriminated against by their employer. They were targeted during the Cold War, as it was believed that homosexual men had sympathies with Communism. The Canadian government is due to give...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Thursday pledged the nation’s backlog of rape kits needing review would be processed by the end of her first four-year term if elected president. Harris estimated she would invest $1 billion to eliminate the backlog, which she said would cover an estimated 225,000 kits that remain untested. Rape kits are collected when a victim reports an assault and DNA or other physical evidence is collected. State...

A former Virginia youth pastor was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a teenager from his church. Jordan Baird, who was facing up to 10 years behind bars, was sentenced Monday to three years, plus three years probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent acts with a child by a custodian. During his sentencing hearing, Baird told the court he took complete responsibility for his actions and apologized to the victim and her family, as...
homophobic attack

Not only leaving him bleeding, but the gang left with the victim's car, too A man was subjected to a horrific homophobic attack and robbery as he walked through a park in South London last weekend (7 April) The 36-year-old victim was walking on Blackheath Common, South London, when a group of six men set upon him, according to the Metro. They punched him repeatedly in the face, strangled him, dragged him unconscious by the hood, and fled in his car. What happened? A...
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After Brandon Michael Wiley assaulted a 39-year-old man in Tennessee last July, he bragged about the attack on social media, sharing bloody selfies and claiming that his victim had sexually assaulted him. ‘Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis,” said police in their report, as reported by the Daily News Journal. Eyewitnesses, as well as surveillance video, made it clear that Wiley...
gay bar

Police are looking for a man who opened fire in the parking lot of Toucan's Tiki Lounge Police are searching for a man who opened fire in the parking lot of a Palm Springs gay bar, injuring two people in the early hours of Sunday, March 24. A fight broke out in Toucan’s Tiki Lounge, which spilled outside. Shots were then fired, and two people were struck in the lower half of their bodies, one outside the club and one inside. Cellphone...
LGBT rights

Hundreds of people gathered to protest and pay tribute to the victim An Algerian man died after two attackers came into his room, slit his throat and then wrote ‘gay’ on the wall with his own blood. 21-year-old medical student Assil Belalta returned home to his room around 7pm on Sunday night (10 February) in the area of Ben Aknoun, Algiers. Upon entering his room, two attackers followed him in and slit his throat. They also took his car keys. The killers then...
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The Philadelphia LGBTQ community is shook after another violent attack took place on Sunday night outside a popular gay bar. The victim, a 50-year-old patron of The Toasted Walnut, was standing right outside the bar around 11PM on Sunday night when the assault took place. According to police reports, four men and a woman took part in the assault. Josh Schonewolf, the bartender who was working that night, saw the attack as it happened. “All of a sudden a car full of guys...

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