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March 7, 2017

UK:Gay Couple Attacked by 5 Men After Falling Sleep on The Train






Suspects pictured after gay couple were 'attacked by five men' on a train
They had been on a date (Picture: Facebook)

Police released photos of five suspects after a gay couple were ‘attacked by homophobes’ on a train.
Phil Poole, 35, had been out on a date with his 26-year-old boyfriend Zbynek Zatloukal and were making their home on the Great Western Railway. 
They had both fallen asleep with their heads propped against on another when they woke up to what police suspect was a homphobic attack.
Officers released CCTV stills of five men suspected of beating the couple up on Valentine’s Day.
Poole claims he was awoken by a punch to the face – and his partner was knocked out.


One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)
One of the suspects (Pictures: British Transport Police)

Police say that the pair tried to get away but the gang followed them and continued to assault them as the train from Reading approached Ealing Broadway.
Investigating officer, PC Peter Taylor, said: ‘This was a very nasty assault committed by a group of men who attacked two other men while they were sleeping on the train. The victims believe the motivation for the attack was that the offenders thought they were gay.
‘Hate crime such as this will absolutely not be tolerated by British Transport Police. I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the men shown in the CCTV images as they may have information which could help with the investigation.
‘If you recognize them or have any other information about the incident, please contact me by calling 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016 quoting reference number 30 15/2/17.



They were asleep when the attack started (Picture: Facebook)
They were asleep when the attack started (Picture: Facebook)
One had to be stretchered off the train (Picture: Facebook)
One had to be stretchered off the train (Picture: Facebook)
It happened at Ealing Broadway (Picture: Facebook)
It happened at Ealing Broadway (Picture: Facebook)


At the time passengers called police following the incident and the gang fled.
Poole suffered severe cuts and bruises while Zatloukal was left with a suspected broken eye socket and had to be stretchered out of the carriage.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Poole said: ‘I’m still a bit jumpy and I think it could be a while before I get back on a train. I was just sleeping on his shoulder it wasn’t like I was making out with him, I can understand if people dislike couples kissing on the train.’


metro.co.uk

February 2, 2017

UK: If you Believes Gays Choose that Glamourous Life UR Dense


After all the information available about gays, if you still believe gays choose that glamorous non bigotry, love by all, hate by none and with none of the rights of straights including lying to everyone you know especially your parents about who you are, then you are beyond being uninformed…you are either afraid of gay people(homophobe) or you just don’t give a shit about the people around you and then you should not be involved in equal rights events because you don’t know what that means!! Hope I got that right.

JEREMY Corbyn is under fire for saying people “chose to be gay” at the launch of LGBT History Month
The Labour leader made the embarrassing gaffe during an event last night.
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Jeremy Corbyn made the gaffe during a speech to mark the beginning of LGBT History Month
Mr Corbyn told an audience: “We’re with you, we’re in solidarity with you. Your triumphs are our triumphs.”
He went on: “Our defense of you is a defence of all of humanity and the right of people to practise the life they want to practise, rather than be criminalised, brutalised and murdered, simply because they chose to be gay, they chose to be lesbian, they were LGBT in any form.” A spokesperson for Mr Corbyn said today: "Jeremy obviously meant people should be able to choose how they live their lives."
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And Benjamin Cohen, the CEO of PinkNews and a journalist who was at the event, said the remarks were being taken "out of context".
But some members have said they can’t remain part of the Labour party after he made the comments - whether they were a mistake or not.

November 2, 2016

UK: Metro Police Sued by Gay Man for Ignoring 9 Yrs of Complaints



 Appeals Court where case is headed




A gay man has won a lengthy legal battle against the Metropolitan Police over its failure to investigate his claims that he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a neighbour.

David Cary alleged that the force discriminated against him on the grounds of his sexuality because it did not properly examine his complaint in 2007.

The case was due to be heard in the Court of Appeal, but Scotland Yard agreed to compensate Mr Cary and apologised to him ahead of a decision on Monday, admitting it could have handled his complaint "more professionally and sympathetically".
   
Mr Cary, 54, accused the Met of having "tolerated" homophobic abuse due to its failure to investigate the allegations.

"I felt belittled and treated like a second-class citizen," he told the BBC. "I felt they prolonged the case in the hope of wearing me down.

"Without the best legal representation and campaigning support that I had, they might have managed it."

Mr Cary complained to police in February 2007 that a neighbour had called him a "poof" and a "queer" as he cycled home, but he said officers decided to take no further action after initially investigating.

He complained about their report, which the Met dismissed, and after two appeals to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) were rejected he began legal action against both organisations in 2010.

The IPCC settled the case in 2012, but Scotland Yard only apologised on Monday.
 
The Met said: "This case has taken a number of years to reach a resolution, due to a number of applications and appeals lodged by Mr Cary.

"The Metropolitan Police Service is pleased that this case was finally able to reach a settlement and we have apologised to Mr Cary. 

"The way the organisation deals with homophobic crime and our internal practices and policies have changed dramatically since 2013.

"We look forward to the learning that Mr Cary can provide to ensure the positive changes we have made are long-lasting."

Jane Deighton, Mr Cary’s solicitor, called for an end to "knee-jerk reaction into defensive mode when civilians bring police misconduct to the attention of the service".

October 22, 2016

Banker Met a Constable on Grindr Killed and Cooked Parts of Him





This killer takes his time comparing buckets into which dump parts of a corpse

An on-duty police officer in London was allegedly killed by his Grindr date, who then disposed of the body by dissolving it in an “acid bath” inspired by the TV show “Breaking Bad.”

Stefano Brizzi allegedly posted an ad for “hot, dirty, sleazy” sex on the gay dating app Grindr, and officer PC Gordon Semple, who was in a relationship but described by prosecutor Crispin Aylett as “sexually promiscuous,” responded looking for an “extreme” encounter of “domination, bondage and much else besides.” That “much else besides,” unfortunately, ended up being his death.

Brizzi confessed to strangling Semple to death after police were called because neighbors were complaining of a horrible smell coming from his apartment. He had told other residents he had been cooking for a friend in town, but in reality he was dissolving Semple’s body in a bath of acid, something he reportedly was inspired to do after watching “Breaking Bad.” Police entered to find Brizzi in nothing but underwear and goggles, and “globules of flesh” floating in a plastic tub.

“I’ve tried to dissolve the body,” Brizzi allegedly told an officer. “I’ve killed a police officer. I killed him last week. I met him on Grindr and I killed him. Satan told me to.”

However, jurors are now being told Brizzi is saying the whole thing was “a sex game gone wrong.” Simple and Brizzi had reportedly invited other men to the apartment that day to participate in a sex and drug orgy, but only one man showed up. According to Brizzi, he rang the intercom at the exact moment Semple was being throttled to death.

“I was right in the middle of strangling Gordon,” Brizzi is said to have told police. “I said to — he was right there at the door — and I said to him, ‘Look, this is not the right time now, people are falling ill and it’s a mess.'” Brizzi then told him the party was canceled, and the man left and returned home.

Brizzi’s reported “obsession” with “Breaking Bad” goes beyond his method of disposing of Semple’s body. He also — surprise — is a crystal meth addict, which in part cost him his old job at Morgan Stanley. He also allegedly told a support group “he believed in the Devil, and liked ‘satanic rituals’ which involved having sex over the sign of the pentagon.”

Prosecutor Aylett told jurors they would need “broad minds and strong stomachs” during the trial.

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Before dissolving his body in a bath of acid, the Old Bailey heard.

Stefano Brizzi, 50, allegedly murdered PC Gordon Semple at his Bermondsey flat after meeting through gay dating app Grindr for “extreme” sadomasochistic sex.

After strangling the 59-year-old officer, Brizzi used a saw to chop up the body, disposing of some parts in the River Thames, the court heard.

When neighbours complained of a “revolting” smell coming from the flat, police were called and caught Brizzi trying to dispose of the rest of the body.

“Inside the flat, the officers were met with a sight that must have been beyond anything for which they had been trained”, said prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC.

“In the bathroom, the bath was full of what turned out to be acid."

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The body of PC Gordon Semple was found after he went missing (Metropolitan Police)
Mr Aylett added that flesh was found in the bath.

He added: "On the bathroom floor were plastic buckets containing human remains.”

Quizzed about what happened, Brizzi allegedly told the officer: “I’ve tried to dissolve the body...I’ve killed a police officer.

“I killed him last week. I met him on Grindr and I killed him. Satan told me to.”

Mr Aylett warned the jury as he opened the case: “The nature of the evidence, I am afraid, is such as to call for strong stomachs as well as broad minds.”

The court heard Brizzi invited PC Semple, from Greenhithe, Dartford, to his flat on the Peabody Estate in Southwark Street on April 1, despite him being on duty.

Mr Aylett said the officer was openly gay and in a relationship, but was “sexually promiscuous” and used Grindr to meet other men.

He said: “The sexual activity that followed might be of an extreme nature: domination, bondage, and much else besides. It is also the case that drugs were often involved.”

PC Semple went to meet Brizzi on April 1, texting that he was “free now for hot dirty sleazy session”, and together they invited others to a gay sex orgy.

Mr Aylett said two men said they were interested in joining in, but one was put off by the possible use of drugs.

Mr Aylett said an associate of Brizzi told police he was a fan of hit TV show Breaking Bad.

"Stefano Brizzi had been obsessed with the American television show Breaking Bad", he told the jury.

"In the series a chemistry teacher named Walter White starts producing crystal meth.

"At first this is done to pay for medical care but he soon decades into the criminal underworld - after poisoning a rival White ends up dissolving the body in acid."

Jurors have heard Brizzi was hooked on crystal meth and had lost his job at Morgan Stanley when the drugs were affecting his lifestyle.

The other man, known in court as CD, arrived at Brizzi’s home later in the afternoon, but when he pressed the buzzer he was told: “We are having a situation here. Someone fell ill but we’re taking care of it. So our party is cancelled.”

Mr Aylett said: “CD must have arrived at the front door of the block at the very point at which Gordon Semple was meeting his death inside the defendant’s flat.”

The court heard that Brizzi later told the police: “I was right in the middle of strangling Gordon and I said to - he was right at the door - and I said to him: ‘Look, this is not the right time now, people are falling ill on drugs and it’s a mess’.

“Over the next few days, the defendant’s neighbours became increasingly conscious of a revolting smell that was coming from the defendant’s flat.”

The discovery of PC Semple’s remains was not made until April 7, a week after he had been killed, when Brizzi answered the door wearing only sunglasses and his underpants.

A missing persons search was launched for the Scottish-born officer before the eventual discovery that he was dead.

Brizzi, of the Peabody Estate, in Southwark Street, Bermondsey, has pleaded guilty to obstructing a coroner by disposing of the body, but denies murder.

The trial continues.

standard.co.uk

October 20, 2016

UK: Convictions of Gays and Sex Will be Abolished




Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced.
It will mean formal pardons for those convicted over consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.
Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said the move was "hugely important".
It honours a government commitment made after World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013.
Under the move - dubbed "Turing law" - deceased people who were convicted of sexual acts that are no longer deemed criminal will receive an automatic pardon. 
Anyone living who has been convicted of such offenses can already apply through the Home Office to have their names cleared through a "disregard process", which can remove any mention of an offence from criminal record checks.
                             Turing Relatives
Relatives of Alan Turing present a petition to No 10 calling for pardons for men convicted under historic indecency laws

'Hugely important'

However, those still alive will also receive a new, automatic statutory pardon - once their offences have been successfully deleted through the disregard process.
Mr Gyimah said it was "hugely important that we pardon people convicted of historical sexual offences who would be innocent of any crime today".
The Sexual Offences Act decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21 in England and Wales, in 1967.
The law was not changed in Scotland until 1980, or in Northern Ireland until 1982.

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Calls for wider pardons strengthened after Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon in 2013.
The Bletchley Park code-breaker was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency with a 19-year-old man.
He was later chemically castrated and died in 1954 after poisoning himself with cyanide.
His pardon, nearly 60 years later, followed a Private Member's Bill introduced by Lord Sharkey.
The Lib Dem peer said the latest government announcement was "a momentous day for thousands of families up and down the UK". 
He said: "It is a wonderful thing that we have been able to build on the pardon granted to Alan Turing during the coalition."

'Unnecessary' distress

However, the government has said it will not be supporting a separate Private Member's Bill on the subject - introduced by SNP MP John Nicolson - which is set to be debated on Friday.
Mr Nicolson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, has proposed a blanket pardon for those still living, without the need to go through the disregard process.
Mr Gyimah said such a move - without detailed investigations by the Home Office - could see people guilty of offences claiming pardons for acts that are still illegal.
"This would cause an extraordinary and unnecessary amount of distress to victims," he added.
Paul Twocock, from the charity Stonewall, which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, welcomed the announcement but said it supported Mr Nicolson's Private Member's Bill.
Mr Twocock said the bill "explicitly" excluded pardoning anyone convicted of offences that would still be illegal today, including non-consensual sex and sex with someone under 16.

October 6, 2016

Serial Killer of Unconscious Gay Men About to See His Day in Court


Alleged killer

 Stephen Port, Not brave nor strong enough to overpower you for sex
but watch out if he offers you a drink

 

An alleged serial killer drugged and murdered four men he met on gay networking sites in his pursuit of his “fetish” for sexual intercourse with young males while they were unconscious, a court heard.

Stephen Port, 41, invited his alleged victims to his one-bedroom flat, and either spiked their drinks with the “date-rape” drug GHB or injected them with it to sate his “appetite for penetrating drugged young men”, an Old Bailey jury was told.

Port then allegedly dragged the bodies out of his flat, propping three of them up against a churchyard wall near his home in Barking, east London, having planted bottles containing GHB on some of them and a fake suicide note on one, the court heard.

Port, a chef, is accused of 29 charges against 12 young men, including four murders, seven rapes, four indecent assaults and of administering a substance with intent over a three-and-a-half-year period. Port denies the charges.

The alleged victims who died were Anthony Walgate, 23, from Hull, Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, south London, Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, and Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, east London.

Prosecuting, Jonathan Rees QC said Port met the men through websites such as Grindr. He told the jury of 10 women and two men that the case would feature fairly graphic evidence of a sexual nature which they should approach in “a cool, dispassionate and analytical manner”.

“The prosecution say this is a case about a man – the defendant – who, in the pursuit of nothing more than his own sexual gratification, variously drugged, sexually assaulted and in four cases killed young gay men he had invited back to his flat,” Rees said.

He said Port described himself as “70% more gay than straight” with a preference for young, smaller, boyish-type men “often referred to as ‘twinks’”. His “appetite for penetrating drugged young men” was reflected in the “drug-rape” pornography he watched, and he occasionally filmed himself having sexual intercourse with unconscious males, Rees said. 

He had the propensity “to render young gay men unconscious with drugs without their consent so he could have sex with them in that state. That was his particular inclination, his particular fetish, and what turned him on,” said Rees.

The jury heard that Port used a range of drugs: poppers or bottles of amyl nitrite; viagra; M – also referred to as Meow Meow; T or Tina, a name for crystal meth; and G, either GHB or GBL in its liquid form.

“GHB is of particular significance in this case. The postmortem examinations on the four young men who died revealed that each had died from a drug overdose featuring high levels of GHB,” said Rees.

The circumstances of each of the deaths were “strikingly similar”. Each alleged victim was between 21 and 25 and had died within a short time of meeting Port. Port had engaged in sexual activity with them, they had died of drugs toxicity, and in three cases were found with a bottle of GBL/GHB in circumstances consistent with being planted, the prosecution claim.

Each was found in an outside location close to Port’s address; three in a churchyard and one in his street. Three were propped up in a similar position, said Rees. Port was the common factor, and he had lied to police about his involvement with the victims, said Rees.

After the first death – that of Anthony Walgate – Port was convicted of perverting the course of justice after making a false statement. He had falsely denied ever having met Kovari and Taylor, and had denied writing the suicide note found on Whitworth, jurors heard.

Rees said Port had acted as a male escort, according to one former partner, who described him having a big sexual appetite and who particularly liked men in their late teens.

The defendant allegedly met with Walgate, a fashion student working as a male escort, through the website Sleepyboys, offering him £800 for an “overnight” and picking him up from Barking station at 10pm on 17 June 2014, using the name Jo Dean, the court heard. Walgate had texted a friend giving the details of who he was meeting, joking: “In case I get killed.”
  
Around 30 hours later, at 4am on 19 June 2014, Port called the emergency services reporting that a young boy was “collapsed or had had a seizure or was drunk” on the street outside his flat. He did not give his name, and claimed he was just driving by.

Police and ambulance attended. A doctor pronounced Walgate dead shortly before 8am, although it was clear he had been dead for some hours. A holdall next to the body contained a bottle containing GHB, and a postmortem revealed high levels of GHB in his blood and urine “within the range at which deaths from GHB intoxication have been reported”, said Rees.

Port was discovered by police, who had rung him back, asleep in bed. He then told officers that he had found the male lying unconscious and had propped him up against the wall as he thought the boy had had a seizure, and then entered his flat and had fallen asleep.

Rees told jurors there were similarities in these circumstances with the case of another man who, three weeks earlier, had been seen with Port at Barking station “in a state of distress”, and “unsteady on his feet, incoherent and vomiting”.

Port had told station, ambulance and police he had found the 23-year-old “under the influence” outside his home. The prosecution allege Port had drugged him at his flat after the two met through the website Fitlads, giving him a clear liquid, which he thought was water, and which caused him to fall unconscious. The man had woken to find himself naked and lying on the floor before Port took him to the station. He was deliberately drugged “so the defendant could engage in sexual activity with him while he was unconscious”, the prosecution alleged.

The court heard that Port’s first alleged victim was a 19-year-old whom he met in February 2012 through Grindr and invited to his flat. The man passed out and woke to find Port having sex with him which he had not consented to. The victim later told friends and a counsellor he believed his drink had been spiked, and that he had been “date-raped”.

Of the eight alleged victims who are alive, the prosecution allege five were raped after being drugged, and one was the victim of some other sexual activity.

Of the four men who died, the prosecution said: “It offends common sense to suggest that it was just an unfortunate coincidence that all of these men happened to die from an overdose featuring high levels of GHB shortly after meeting the defendant.”

The case continues

September 8, 2016

Trial for Grindr Gay Men Killer



Stephen Port




A sex fiend drugged and murdered four young men he met on gay networking sites such as Grindr, a court has heard.

Stephen Port, 41, plied his victims with high doses of the party drug GHB so he could have sex with them while they were unconscious at his flat in Barking, east London, jurors were told.

The chef allegedly dragged the bodies in or near a churchyard 400 metres away and propped them up, having planted bottles of GHB on some of them and written a fake suicide note for one.

He went on to lie to police about his involvement with the men as their bodies were discovered over a 15-month period.

Port is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of 29 charges including four murders, seven rapes, four indecent assaults and administering a substance with intent.

A dozen young men were subjected to sex attacks over three-and-a-half years, including the four who died, jurors were told.

They were Anthony Walgate, 23, originally from Hull; Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, south London; Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, and 25-year-old forklift truck driver Jack Taylor, from Dagenham, east London.

Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC said: "The prosecution say it is a case about a man - the defendant - who in the pursuit of nothing more than his own sexual gratification, variously drugged, sexually assaulted and in four cases killed young gay men he had invited back to his flat."

Port, who was said to have made money as a male escort, lived in a one-bedroom flat in Cooke Street and described himself as "70% more gay than straight" with an attraction to boyish men or "twinks".

He watched "drug-rape" pornography and also filmed himself having sex with men while they were unconscious, Mr Rees said.

He allegedly ordered a range of drugs from dealers including poppers, Viagra, Meow Meow, a substance known as Tiny and GHB.

The circumstances surrounding the deaths were "strikingly similar", the prosecutor said. In three cases, the men had bottles of GHB "planted" on them, while they were all found in or near a churchyard some 400 metres from Port's home.

Port allegedly lied to police about his involvement with the victims and he was convicted of perverting the course of justice after making a false statement in the investigation into the death of his first victim, Mr Walgate, the court heard.

He denied ever meeting Mr Kovari and Mr Taylor and falsely claimed he did not write a suicide note that was found on the fourth victim, Mr Whitworth.

The first alleged rape victim met Port in February 2012 through Grindr when he was just 19 years old.

Then on June 4 2014, Port allegedly drugged a young Muslim man he met on gay website Fitlads.

When the man collapsed as Port helped him to Barking station, the defendant told police they had both taken drugs but falsely claimed to have found his friend under the influence outside his house, Mr Rees said.

On June 13, Port claimed to a Fitlads user: "The last guy I met just wanted to get high on g so it was like f***ing a rag doll as he was so out of it."

Within three weeks, Port allegedly killed his first murder victim, Mr Walgate.

In the early hours of June 19, Port made a 999 call to report a man collapsed outside the communal entrance to his flat.

He told the operator that the man appeared to have suffered a seizure or be drunk.

Middlesex University fashion student Mr Walgate was found dead and a bottle of GHB was found in his bag.

Later, Port made a his false witness statement claiming he had found him when he returned from a night shift.

The prosecutor told jurors Port had actually arranged to met the occasional male escort through a website called Sleepyboys.

Port denies all the charges against him and the trial was adjourned until tomorrow.

dailyecho.co.uk

September 5, 2016

Gay Couple Thrown off London Bus under Vile Attack by Driver


Omar Okai claimed he and his boyfriend were kicked off the bus for being gay (Picture: Facebook/Omar Okai) 
  

A theatre director describes how he was kicked off a London bus after its driver launched a vile racist and homophobic tirade at him and his boyfriend.
Omar Okai said the “humiliating” incident happened after he had enjoyed an evening out with his boyfriend in central London on Friday.
He said the couple were left "shocked and disgusted" after the driver challenged them with an apparently innuendo-laden remark after they boarded the bus at the rear.
The 51-year-old, from Bethnal Green, alleged that the driver told them: "I bet you like it in the backdoor" during the confrontation near Tottenham Court Road station. 
Mr Okai and his Spanish partner Juan Salas Carranza, 36, have now formally complained to Transport for London and the police over the alleged incident.
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Behind the wheel: Omar Okai took a photograph of the bus and driver following the incident. (Omar Okai)
"We put our hands out to get the bus but he looked at us and pointed at something and just drove on," Mr Okai told the Standard. 
“We caught up with the bus at another stop. The front doors were closed but people were on the bus. The back door was open so we got on and go straight to the front and put our Oyster cards on the machine.
“He then said, the front doors were closed for a reason. We apologised and said ‘but we have paid, is it ok?’
“He just kept repeating, ‘how long have you been using buses in this country?’ I made it very clear I am British but he kept repeating it. It was really aggressive, it was vile.
“He then said, ‘why did you use the backdoor?’. We again apologised and he said, ‘I bet you like it in the backdoor anyway.’
“I kind of stopped and said, ‘what do you mean’. He said, ‘you heard’.
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Snapped: The bus driver who Omar Okai has reported as part of the alleged incident. (Omar Okai)
“He then pressed the button on the top of his bus panel and made this announcement. He said 'this bus is not going any further and people need to get off'. 
“It was in such a nasty way. We got off the bus but realised other passengers stayed on. He then opened the front doors and allowed another lady to enter and then he drove off.”
Mr Okai, who runs his own theatre company, said: “You don’t have to call me a poof and a queer to be homophobic. This on a bus in your own country in 2016, that’s disgusting.”   In a letter to TfL, he added: “I would like an explanation, not just an apology, as I will be taking it further. 
“This kind of behaviour is not acceptable in any shape or form in Great Britain and as a British citizen born here, I am not accepting it. My partnerand I were humiliated and intimidated, being made to leave the bus.
“In a multi-racial, poly-sexual society, this can't be allowed to pass. I use the transport system day in, day out and have never been so insulted.”
Transport for London said they are investigating what happened.
A spokesperson said: “We are concerned to hear of this incident and are investigating it with Tower Transit, the operator of the 25 bus route. 
“We expect the highest standard of public service from bus drivers."
Bus operator Tower Transit have also been contacted for comment.
Mr Okai also reported the alleged incident, which happened at around 10pm on Friday, to the Metropolitan Police. Scotland Yard have been contacted for comment. 
People have taken to social media to show their support for Mr Okai and applaud him for reporting the incident.
Steven Kavuma said on Twitter: "Absolutely disgusting. I hope his bus licence gets taken away."
Stephanie Sirr wrote: "Shocking treatment of two gay men on their way home. Feels like we’re going backwards".


July 26, 2016

Alleged Serial Killer of 8 Men He Met on Gay Dating Sites in UK


He allegedly Poison 4 gay men with GHB (rape drug)
 Stephen Port pictured on his Facebook pageFacebook


 

An alleged serial killer accused of murdering four men he met through gay dating websites is facing additional charges of drugging and raping eight other victims, it has been revealed. Stephen Port, 41, is alleged to have used the drug GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy, to poison his victims after luring them to his flat before dumping their bodies in east London.

He was due to stand trial in October 2015 accused of the murder of Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, Jack Taylor, 25 and Anthony Patrick Walgate between June 2014 and September 2015, but proceedings were delayed as police investigated the possibility of more unsolved crimes committed by the former chef.
Port has now been charged with a string of other attacks against men alleged to have taken place between 2011 and October 2015, bringing the total number of allegations against him to 29.

Port appeared at the Old Bailey to deny four counts of murder, 10 counts of administering a poison with intent to stupefy or overpower to allow sexual activity, seven counts of rape, and four counts of assault by penetration against 12 alleged victims in total. He has been remanded in custody until his trial on 4 October.

Walgate's body was found in Cooke Street, Barking on 19 June 2014. Slovakian-born artist Gabriel Kovari, from Lewisham, was found dead by a dog walker near the churchyard of St Margaret's Church, North Street in Barking, on 28 August 2014.

Less than a month later trainee chef Whitworth from Gravesend, Kent, was also found dead near the churchyard on 20 September. The body of forklift truck driver Taylor, from Dagenham, was found near the Abbey Ruins close to North Street on 14 September 2015.

Met Police officers originally said they were not treating the men’s deaths as suspicious, but launched a murder investigation following the discovery of Taylor's body, resulting in Port being arrested at his flat in Barking.

   ibtimes.co.uk      




July 15, 2016

New Conservative UK’s PM Picks A Trump-like Character as Foreign Secretary




                                     



Boris Johnson has earned a reputation as Britain's most flamboyant politician, a man whose impressive vocabulary is matched only by his ability to offend at every turn. 
So eyebrows were raised when Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, named Johnson as foreign secretary in her Cabinet on Wednesday. 
The job is one of the most senior roles in the British government. Like Secretary of State John Kerry, the British foreign secretary acts as the country's top diplomat. 
One problem: Johnson has a wild history of making stunningly undiplomatic comments about world leaders — the people he will now have to work with. Here are just a few: 

1. Hillary Clinton the 'Sadistic Nurse'  


As well as his $180,000 government salary, Johnson also bags a cool $365,000 per year to write a weekly column in Britain's Daily Telegraph. 
In Nov. 2007, he used his column to endorse Hillary Clinton during her first presidential bid. Except he had a rather strange way of showing his support. 
"She's got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital," he wrote of the Democratic candidate
Clinton, he said, had carried out the job of First Lady like "Lady Macbeth, stamping her heel, bawling out subordinates and frisbeeing ashtrays at her erring husband."  In fact, Johnson's only reason for supporting Clinton was because he wanted her husband back in the White House. 
"For all who love America, it is time to think of supporting Hillary, not because we necessarily want her for herself but because we want Bill in the role of First Husband," he said.  

Boris Johnson boxes with a trainer during a visit to Fight for Peace Academy in North Woolwich, London, in October 2014. LEON NEAL / AFP - Getty Images

During the Brexit referendum, Johnson was one of the leading voices of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union. 
This put him on the opposite side of the argument to President Barack Obama, and Johnson — the New York-born former London mayor — didn't pull any punches. 
Writing in The Sun tabloid, Johnson called Obama a "part-Kenyan president" — referring to the birth country of Obama's father — and said the president had an "ancestral dislike of the British empire." 
Johnson said Obama's views on the EU were "incoherent ... inconsistent and ... downright hypocritical." 
Lawmakers from Britain's opposition Labour Party reacted furiously, calling the comments "dog-whistle racism," saying Johnson was a "moron" and accusing him of espousing "the worst Tea Party rhetoric." 
Although Obama didn't react directly to Johnson's jibe, the White House had previously dismissed the former London mayor's "well-established reputation for rhetorical flourishes."  

3. Trump’s 'Stupefying Ignorance' 


It's not just Democrats that Johnson has been busy offending. After Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," the U.K.'s new foreign secretary took aim. 
He said Trump was "clearly out of his mind" and that his "ill-informed comments are complete and utter nonsense." 
He accused the Republican of "stupefying ignorance" for suggesting immigration had created "no-go" areas of London. 
"I would invite him to come and see the whole of London … except that I wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any risk of meeting Donald Trump," he said. "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump."  4. Putin as Dobby the House Elf'

4. Putin as 'Dobby the House Elf' 
Johnson provided one of his typically humorous assessments on Russian President Vladimir Putin in Dec. 2015, comparing the leader to a character from the "Harry Potter" franchise. 
"Despite looking a bit like Dobby the House Elf, he is a ruthless and manipulative tyrant," Johnson said, writing in his Telegraph column
Like with his comments on Clinton, Johnson’s insult was soon followed by something resembling a support of the Russian leader, arguing that the West should do a deal with Putin over the Syrian civil war.

5. A Very Rude Poem About Erdogan 
In March, British politics magazine The Spectator ran a competition to see who could write the most offensive poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 
This was in response to a lawsuit brought by Erdogan against a German comedian who went on television and recited an insulting poem about the Turkish leader. 
The Spectator's competition was won by Boris Johnson, who edited the magazine until 2005. 
His entry involved Erdogan and references to masturbation and sexual intercourse with a goat.
 
6. Allegations of Racism 
Johnson was forced to apologize for a 2002 newspaper column in which he used several racist words to describe the then-Prime Minister Tony Blair's visits to other countries. 
He suggested Blair would be greeted "with crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies" — an offensive term for a black child. He added that when the prime minister touched down in the Congo, the “tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles."  
It was not until 2008 that Johnson apologized for the words. He said they were taken out of context and was "very sad that people have been so offended." 
He added: “I'm absolutely 100 per cent anti-racist, I despise and loathe racism," and urged black Londoners who were outraged by the comments to "move on" and focus on other issues.

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