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Argentine Judges Reduce Sentence for Pedophile Because 6-Year-Old Victim Showed 'Homosexual Tendencies'

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Two judges in Argentina have given a pedophile a reduced sentence because his 6-year-old victim had already been sexually abused and showed “homosexual tendencies”, reports The Daily Beast.

Court papers show that judges Horacio Piombo (above right) and Benjamin Ramon Sal Llargues (above left) reduced the sentence of soccer club coach Mario Tolosa who in 2010 was charged with raping the unnamed boy. Tolosa’s sentence was reduced from six years to 38 months because the boy was used to such abuse from his father.

Pablo Fracchia, a social worker and campaigner for gay-rights organization All Out in Buenos Aires, said:

“We need to make sure the judges don’t say to the world that being gay is a reason to be raped. What they’re saying is, ‘Hello rapist, if you want to rape someone, rape someone who’s been raped before.’

“We have a very shady judicial system. We have judges who still came from the dictatorship. It’s supposed to be that the second level and supreme court are good enough to correct most of these crazy things, but sometimes they’re also as crazy as the first level.”

The two judges have a long record of reducing sentences for sexual and gender-based crimes. In the past, they have justified a pastor’s rape of two teenage girls because they belonged to a lower economic class, lowered the sentence of a man who raped his daughter because she gave contradictory statements in court and reduced the sentence of a man who murdered his wife from 17 years to 10 because the woman’s attitude was “almost provocative”.

Interior Minister and presidential candidate Florencio Randazzo said:

“It’s repugnant to say that the presumed sexual orientation of an abused 6-year-old boy is a reason to reduce the sentence of the abuser”.

Piombo has since been fired from his post as a lecturer at the University of Mar del Plata. 32,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to speed up the judges’ dismissal.


Missouri Teacher Suspended For Showing 1950s 'Stranger Danger' Gay Pedophile Film: VIDEO

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A history teacher in Missouri has been suspended after showing a 1959 police training video to demonstrate how attitudes to homosexuality have changed in the intervening years, reports FOX.

MKen Simon (above), who has been teaching at Raymore Peculiar High School for 47 years, was removed from his classroom just weeks before retirement following complaints from a student.

The film states that homosexuals “demand an intimate relationship with members of their own sex” and shows a forming relationship between a man and a boy.

Now, parents and others in the community and district have signed a petition to reinstate Simon.

Donna McDonald, one of 1,300 people who have signed the petition, said:

“Everyone who knows him knows how wonderful he is. If there were more teachers like him, it would be a better place. We have to stand behind our teachers.”

The Raymore-Peculiar school superintendent has refused to comment.

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner and Fiancée Glory Johnson Arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct

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Brittney Griner was arrested alongside her WNBA star finacee Glory Johnson on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

The two were released early Thursday morning. Griner proposed to Johnson back in August 2014. 

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Judge Denies Abused Transgender Inmate Ashley Diamond's Transfer Plea: VIDEO

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Abused trans Georgia inmate Ashley Diamond has been denied a request to be transferred to a lower-security prison for her own safety, reports the New York Times.

Earlier this month it was reported that Diamond has been denied access to her hormones, assaulted and raped at least seven times by other inmates. She filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) in February after years of unsuccessfully trying to convince officials to provide her proper medical treatment and protection.

In a federal court appearance yesterday, Diamond said that she has come to blame herself for being a victim.

Addressing Judge Marc T. Treadwell, she said:

“If I wasn’t so feminine, maybe if I didn’t talk the way I talked or move the way I moved, I would be less of a victim that way. I also feel a little less human because when I did report things, the very people I wanted help from, Your Honor, would tell me things like, ‘You brought this on yourself.’”

The hearing only addressed Diamond’s transfer request. Allegations that corrections authorities had failed to protect her from serious harm were not considered.

Treadwell said that the state had made a persuasive argument that Diamond had been transferred to Georgia State as a “positive” reaction to her lawsuit. She is housed in the system’s smallest unit which offers supported living for rape victims and for inmates with special mental health needs.

However, Diamond said she had been sexually harassed and forced to pay protection money since her arrival. She added that when she declined to be put in protective custody, prison officials coerced her into signing affidavits saying she was doing well, a claim which has been denied.

It was also stated that the prison’s psychologist did not appear in court because he had told Diamond he could lose his job if he testified “truthfully.” Treadwell admitted that this gave him cause for “lingering concerns.”

Earlier this month, Elton John and Michael Stipe issued a joint statement calling on the GDC to ensure Diamond's safety and provide her with hormone therapy.

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'Beer Pong Rapist' Sentenced To 150 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Numerous Male Victims: VIDEO

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A Maryland man was sentenced to 150 years in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty earlier this year on 11 counts of second- and third-degree sexual offenses reports the AP. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Joey Poindexter, dubbed the "Beer Pong Rapist," who met his victims in beer pong tournaments and bars, was convicted of assaulting five men, but prosecutors believe there are at least two dozen more unidentified victims after police found that Poindexter recorded and took dozens of photos on his phone of himself assaulting several unconscious, incoherent men; prosecutors believe that Poindexter assaulted an additional 30 men. Ramon Korionoff of the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office stated the series of rapes began in 2011 and expressed disgust with Poindexter’s actions.

Said Korionoff:

"Completely heinous and terrible sexual assaults. He did this knowing full well that he was taking advantage of people that were intoxicated."

Other reports state that the series of assaults may have occurred over the span of the last 10 years. Surveillance video from one bar in College Park, Md. shows Poindexter, a property appraiser, buying a Long Island Iced Tea for one of his victims, which the victim consumed, with Poindexter escorting the drugged victim outside. The victim awoke the next morning in Poindexter’s home to find himself wearing a pair of Poindexter’s shorts and found his clothes in a pile next to him on the floor. The victim, who had no memory of the previous evening, approached police with the suspicion that he was sexually assaulted. The victim questioned Poindexter, while wearing a police wire, about the night’s events with Poindexter responding, "If it makes you feel any better, I don't have any (expletive) AIDS, if anything did happen."

Additional victims later came forward after investigators issued a public appeal for the case; some victims had no inclination they had even been assaulted until they were shown photo and video evidence. Poindexter’s lawyer says her client intends on appealing the 150-year sentence.

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Photo of Toronto Cop Who Dyed His Hair Pink to Oppose LGBTQ Bullying Goes Viral

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Toronto police officer Luke Watson's desire to see an end to anti-LGBTQ bullying burns with a hot pink intensity. To mark yesterday's Day of Pink, an international day against "bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world," Watson dyed his hair pink and pledged to keep it that way for an entire week if the Twitter photo of his new 'do was retweeted 1,000 times.

The photo has since been retweeted over 3000 times.

Global News reports that Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also took part in the Day of Pink, albeit without any body modifications. 

More on the day via the official website:

PinkThe International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.


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