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Pakistani transgender woman ‘kidnapped and tortured’ by gang

A gang of thugs reportedly kidnapped and tortured a transgender woman in Mardan, Pakistan, shaving off her hair after she refused to give them money. Shakeela claims to have been taken from outside of a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which fell on June 5 in Pakistan. She said that the attackers held her against her will for three hours, beating her and shaving her head after she refused to pay them 1 million rupees (£5,200). The 27-year-old works as a dancer in Mardan. According to the...
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Brighton falls victim to rush of LGBT attacks

An LGBT+ charity has reported a spate of assaults on Brighton’s queer community. Brighton is widely regarded as one of England’s most liberal, LGBT-friendly towns. But in recent weeks as many as seven LGBT people have fallen victim to assault, according to Alan Flack, founder of the Rainbow Hub charity. “To this day we’re not sure if they specifically targeted gay people or if it was just about robbery,” Flack told local newspaper The Argus. “It really took us by surprise. I’ve never seen attacks like that in such a...
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