BEATEN A Decade of Gay-Hate Crimes

Text: Jin Hien Lau

As an immigrant who arrived in Australia in the early 2000s, It was disheartening for me to learn of the gay-hate culture that resulted in multiple murders throughout the 1980s. What is more concerning was the attitude of the police of the era when it came to dealing with crimes of intolerance. I hope that my comic, based on the investigative journalism of Rick Fenenely, serves as a reminder of our past, and that society should continue to move forward and not repeat the intolerance towards the marginalised.  

– Jin Hin Lau





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