Trigger warning: this post contains disturbing information about gay hate crimes.
New South Wales Police have launched ‘Operation Parrabell’, a review of the deaths of 88 gay men in Sydney dating back to the 1970s to the 1990s. The review aims to determine whether gay hatred motivated the victim’s death. About 30 deaths previously identified as unsolved – ranging from declared suicides to savage bashing murders – are included in the 88 cases. They were highlighted in research by former NSW Police gay and liaison officer Sue Thompson and criminologist Stephen Tomsen. The Operation Parrabell team are pictured below and you can read the full article from the Sydney Morning Herald by clicking on the link below. Still feels so wrong to have the words ‘gay’ and ‘hatred’ in the same sentence.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/police-to-review-88-possible-gayhate-deaths-20160519-goz7x6.html#ixzz49QlXJuKN