History of violence against LGBT people in the United Kingdom

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There are about 709 homicides in England and Wales annually. [1] Among these crimes the percentage of victims from the 1.5% homosexual population is well below 1.5%. If it were 1.5% we would be seeing ten homosexual murder victims per year. Therefore it is true to say that homosexuals are less likely to be killed than other people and are in many ways a privileged group.

LGBT activists who wish to prove they are being oppressed are struggling to find a handful of cases per decade, even by including dubious cases. They ignore the high number of homosexuals who are murdered by other homosexuals.

To give a balanced picture, this page includes some of the many violent crimes committed by homosexuals.

Privilege Under Hate-Crime Laws

The hate-crime laws introduced in 2003 decreed more severe penalties for heterosexuals who murder a homosexual than for homosexuals who murder each other or a heterosexual. This makes them doubly privileged.

Historically, only male homosexuality has ever been legislated against. There have never been any laws against lesbian activity and in every century far more heterosexuals have been penalized, prosecuted, imprisoned or executed for their sexual behavior than homosexuals. Heterosexuals were penalized for fornication, adultery, bigamy, desertion, and a wide variety of other "lewd acts".

LGBT activists continue to exaggerate the number of crimes against homosexuals, claiming them as "homophobic" without proof, when they may have had another motive altogether (see Bornkamp and Damilola, below). Since the AIDS pandemic started in the 1980s, LGBT activists have tried to distract attention from the evidence that they are killing other people, by vociferously and stridently accusing heterosexuals of being the killers. This is simply not in accordance with known facts or figures.

Privileged Position of Homosexuals

Homosexuals are over-represented in the British media, parliament and academia, where the percentage of jobs they get far exceeds their percentage of the population.

The UK government and governments of Scotland and Wales give millions of pounds subsidies each year to LGBT organizations many of which also enjoy charity status. Funding likewise comes via the EU for hundreds of homosexual groups, who use this to lobby for laws that suit them. This is a violation of the principle that in a democracy, no political party should get government funding.

Homosexual Serial Killers

Homosexuals are statistically far more likely to be killed by each other than by heterosexuals. This is true even when the figures for AIDS are left out of the picture. There is a high number of homosexuals among serial killers, far more than the 1.5% of the population. One homosexual serial killer, Dennis Nilson, on his own killed far more people than the activists can list as genuine victims of attack by heterosexuals over a period of decades.

Dennis Nilson

Homosexual serial killer who murdered at least 16 young men and boys, disposing of their bodies by chopping them up and flushing them down the lavatory of his flat in Muswell Hill, London. He picked up many of them at a local "gay" pub, the Black Cap. After strangling them, he would store them in his flat, often for months – taking them from underneath floorboards, unwrapping them, and lying with them to watch television, listen to music or masturbate. Nilsen who also admitted to necrophiliac activities was convicted in 1983 after a plumber found human body parts in the house drains. [2]

Stephen Port

Homosexual serial killer, convicted in 2016 of murdering four young men whom he had met via Grindr. The rapes and murders were carried out in Barking, East London with the help of GHB, the so-called date-rape drug, also known as G or liquid ecstasy. This drug is widely used in homosexual circles. He was charged with offences of rape and assault against 20 young men. LGBT activists have stridently blamed the police and not the murderer. Investigators appointed to detect "homophobia" said police should have had more "knowledge of the use of drugs linked to the gay sex scene," but did not say that homosexuals should desist from using these dangerous illegal drugs. [3]

Daryll Rowe

A homosexual hairdresser, first person in the UK to be convicted of “grievous bodily harm with intent” for deliberately infecting others with the HIV virus. After being diagnosed in April 2015 in Edinburgh, Rowe, 27, refused treatment. He purposely had unprotected relations with ten men he met through Grindr, eight in Brighton, and two more in the north-east of England. When some insisted on using barrier methods he secretly tore or pierced the condoms. Five of his victims were infected with the incurable disease.

Rowe was convicted by a court in 2018. [4] [5]


Very few examples can be found by "gay rights" activists as proof of homosexual victimhood in this period. The case of Kenneth Crowe is claimed to be proof of persecution. On 31 July 1950 Crowe, and English schoolteacher, aged 37, was found dead in Rotherham, Yorkshire, wearing his wife's clothes and a wig. He had approached a minor on his way home from the pub, who upon discovering Crowe was male, beat and strangled him.[6] John Cooney was found not guilty of murder and sentenced to five years for manslaughter.[7] Clearly this was not murder as it was not planned and the violence was provoked. Crowe was behaving illegally, offensively and provocatively by trying to seduce teenagers while passing himself off as a woman. The killer did not get away with the crime, but was punished severely with a five year sentence, extraordinarily harsh for a young person under 21.

Many of the most notable murders of homosexuals in this period, as in most others, were committed by other homosexuals. In 1967, Joe Orton, a homosexual playwright, was battered to death in Islington, London by his male partner Kenneth Halliwell. Halliwell used a hammer to smash Orton’s brains out, then committed suicide by taking an overdose of Nembutal.[8]

Gore Vidal

In 1957, a group of homosexual men including the writers Gore Vidal and Stephen Spender, beat up a male prostitute under a bridge in London. They just did it for fun. Vidal told his nephew Burr Steers about this incident which as far as they knew was never reported to the police. [9]

Wakefield murder

On 9 October 1965, Elsie Frost, a 14-year-old Wakefield schoolgirl was found stabbed to death on a canal towpath near a disused railway tunnel. A man dying in the local hospital in Yorkshire many years later confessed to a nurse what had happened. He and another man had been committing a homosexual act nearby when Elsie saw them, and they killed her to prevent her from telling anyone. [10]

The Kray Twins

Homosexual gangsters who terrorized London in the 1960s. Eventually jailed for a small selection of their countless murders. See Kray Twins

Nicky Crane

In the 1970s and 1980s, homosexuals led the violent and anti-social skinhead movement that attacked black and Asian people on London streets. Nicky Crane, a white working-class homosexual and punk rock icon, was convicted of several violent gang assaults and jailed for four years in 1981. When revealed to be a homosexual in 1985, Crane was far from avoiding publicity, in fact he set up a group of homosexual skinheads who marched in "gay" parades in London. Their swastika tattoos blended in well with the SS stormtrooper outfits and BDSM gear of the other participants. Crane starred in a series of skinhead-themed homosexual pornography videos. His style and his beliefs revolved around violence. Crane contracted AIDS and died in 1993. [11]

1989–1990: West London murders

As the AIDS crisis of the 1980s grew the LGBT movement became ever more strident and vociferous in trying to insist that they were victims of societal persecution, rather than being responsible for a serious problem. They seized on unsolved crimes and claimed that they were the victims of a conspiracy between killers and police.

In September 1989, Christopher Schliach, a homosexual barrister, was murdered in his home; he was stabbed more than 40 times.[12] Three months later, Henry Bright, a homosexual hotelier, was also stabbed to death at his home.[12] A month later, William Dalziel, a homosexual hotel porter, was found unconscious on a roadside in Acton, west London. He died from severe head injuries.[12] There was no proof that any of these crimes were connected with or motivated by the victim's homosexuality.

Three months after this, actor Michael Boothe was murdered in west London but again there was no proof the crime was connected with him being a homosexual.(see below 2007 Met review).

In July 1990, following these murders, a candlelit vigil was held but that too did not constitute proof. [12] The demonstration led to the formation of OutRage, who blamed the killings on bad policing although two of the crimes had taken place in the victims' home where the police could not patrol and the police had investigated all the cases according to the law. [12] In September 1990, lesbian and gay police officers established the Lesbian and Gay Police Association (Lagpa/GPA).[12]

2002: CPS 'zero tolerance'

On 27 November 2002, the Crown Prosecution Service announced a 'zero tolerance' approach towards perpetrators of anti-gay offenses; this also covers transsexuals. Under this law , crimes considered 'homophobic' or 'transphobic' are assessed in a similar way to those considered racist (e.g. the victim regarding them as such).[13] "There is no statutory definition of a homophobic or transphobic. Instead the CPS adopted the following definition: 'Any incident which is perceived to be homophobic or transphobic by the victim or by any other person.'"[14] This is an extraordinary privilege in legal status, to be allowed to define for yourself what the crime is and demand a higher penalty.

LGBT activists continue to present distorted statistics, interpreting many cases of homicide as "homophobic" when there is simply no evidence for that conclusion. (See below, and also Colin Ireland).

2003: Criminal Justice Act

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 was passed, in which section 146 empowers courts in England and Wales to impose tougher sentences for offenses motivated or aggravated by the victim's sexual orientation.[15]

2006: first prosecution for homophobic murder

In 2006 a court handed down a severe sentence for a supposedly "homophobic" murder, despite the fact that there was never any evidence that the victim, Jody Dobrowski who was killed on Clapham Common on 14 October 2005, was homosexual. [16] [17]

2007: Metropolitan Police review

In July 2004 an independent inquiry into police procedures carried out by the independent Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Advisory Group for the Metropolitan Police was announced.[18] In May 2007 the report for the independent review was released; it had examined how detectives had handled 10 murders of homosexuals or transsexuals. The report found that some police inquiries were hampered by lack of knowledge, reliance on unfounded stereotypes and personal prejudices; these problems were mirrored and exacerbated by media coverage. The review recognised that Scotland Yard's work with the gay, lesbian and transsexual communities and its investigative processes had improved significantly since the 1990s, but warned that more radical steps were needed. The cases reviewed included:

  • Actor Michael Boothe, in west London died in April 1990, beaten to death by a number of attackers who were never caught so their motives cannot be established.[18] The police said he had been the victim of "an extraordinarily severe beating, of a merciless and savage nature". It cannot be proved that the attackers knew he was homosexual or indeed that they were not homosexual themselves. [12] The crime remains unsolved. The police review blamed "homophobia" but that was because the review itself was set up with the express aim of detecting bias and prejudice against homosexuals. [19]
  • Colin Ireland, age 43, who in 1993 was jailed for life for murdering five homosexual men. Investigation showed that Ireland had not been motivated by prejudice against homosexuals, but after deciding to become a serial killer, had merely picked them as easy targets. He stated this candidly to police. See Colin Ireland
  • Robyn Brown, a 23-year-old transsexual prostitute, was found stabbed to death in his flat in London on 28 February 1997. The original report described him as being 23-year-old Gemma Browne, formerly James Darwin Browne.[20] When his killer, James Hopkins, was eventually caught and jailed for life ten years later, it turned out that his motive in going to the flat was to steal Browne's list of celebrity clients and blackmail them. He did not expect to find Brown there. [21][22]
  • Jaap Bornkamp, a 52-year-old florist, was knifed in June 2000 in south-east London; the murder remains unsolved despite the police displaying 20 ft by 10 ft images of CCTV footage taken near the murder scene. He was attacked after leaving a night club, and police said there was no confrontation or argument, but that the attack was unprovoked. Since no attacker was ever identified the motive remains merely a matter of speculation and the killer may even have been another homosexual.[18] The report found this case to have been a model of police good practice.[19]
  • Geoffrey Windsor, 57, in south London died in June 2002 from head injuries in a park after he was beaten and robbed. The police said the murder was motivated by homophobia although if money was taken it looks like a robbery.[18] [19]


Press reports in this period become less and less reliable as the media is dominated by LGBT journalists, intent on proving homosexual victimhood.

The Admiral Duncan pub bombing in Soho, London in 1999 was claimed to be a "homophobic" crime but it was nothing of the sort. The Admiral Duncan was not a specifically homosexual venue and no homosexuals were killed. See The Admiral Duncan.

10-year-old Damilola Taylor was chased and attacked by other schoolboys on 27 November 2000 in Peckham, south London; he bled to death after being stabbed or falling on with a broken bottle. The obvious motive is prejudice since Damilola was a recent immigrant from Nigeria. His family had arrived in England only a few months before. He had a strong accent and an unusual name that may have sounded "feminine". However media preferred to focus on allegations made by his family that he had been subjected to taunting at school for being "gay". [23] [24] [24] [25] [26]

In July 2005, a family of three men including one man Lauren Harries posing as a woman, was attacked in their home in Cardiff by eight youths who shouted the word "tranny" while beating their victims. One youth pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to two years probation; this sentence was in line with standard policy on young offenders with no previous convictions.[27][28]

In April 2006 a man aged 19 was jailed for a non-fatal attack on a homosexual Anglican priest the Rev Barry Rathbone in a park in Bournemouth, Dorset. The park is a known cruising area.[29]

On 25 July 2008, 18-year-old Michael Causer was attacked by a group of men at a party in Liverpool, and died from his injuries. It is alleged by the BBC that he was killed because he was homosexual but there is no proof of this. [30] On 23 October 2008, 23-year-old hairdresser Daniel Jenkinson was the victim of a homophobic attack in a Preston club. His attacker, Neil Bibby, also from Preston, was sentenced to 200 hours' unpaid work, a three-month weekend curfew, and ordered to pay £2,000 compensation after he pleaded guilty to assault. Daniel needed facial reconstruction surgery after the attack, and said he was too scared to go out in the city.[31]

In 2009 a judge handed out a life sentence to a burglar who stabbed two men in their home, one fatally, while carrying out a robbery in Bromley, south London. 59-year-old Gerry Edwards died and 56-year-old Chris Bevan, had serious injuries. The police said they were treating this as a possible "homophobic" attack. However the attacker, David Kilcullen, said he was motivated by revenge, because he had been sexually assaulted by the two men previously. [32] [33]

In September 2009, 62-year-old Ian Baynham died after he and his partner got involved in a drunken brawl in Trafalgar Square in London with three teenagers. Baynham's companion alleged that the teenagers, who were two white girls aged 17 and their black male friend, shouted "homophobic abuse". But eye-witnesses said that Baynham had been the first to get violent and had slapped one of the girls. The teenagers fought back, and the boy knocked Baynham to the ground, causing a brain injury from which he died 18 days later. [34] Two of the teenagers were found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey and sentenced to six and seven years imprisonment respectively. The girl who had been hit by Baynham was widely labelled a "killer" for an act of self-defence. The other girl was found guilty of a lesser charge of affray and sentenced to two years of imprisonment. The judge gave these savage sentences for an accidental death because the incident was deemed "homophobic" yet as none of the teenagers knew either Baynham or his friend, how they could be aware of their homosexuality remains unexplained. A character witness on behalf of the girl who got the more severe sentence said that she as "not the sort of person" to commit an unprovoked attack.[35] [36]

2010 – present

In 2012, Giovanna Del Nord, a 46-year-old man posing as a woman, was attacked minutes after entering The Market Tavern, a pub in Leicester City Centre.[37] Without warning he was punched in the head and knocked unconscious. However evidence is lacking to prove the motive. [38]

In June 2012, Steven Simpson, an autistic, homosexual 18-year-old, died in a tragic accident at his 18th birthday party. He and his guests were all extremely drunk. They covered Simpson in self-tanning lotion and he was dancing in his underwear when Jordan Sheard, 20, held a lit cigarette lighter close to his body. It set him alight because the tanning oil was highly flammable. Sheard pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in jail in March 2013.[39] [40] A vigil was held for Simpson in Sheffield on 9 April 2013,[41] and Stonewall wrote to the Attorney General asking for a review of the case. It was alleged that he had been bullied because of his homosexuality and his disability.[42]

Media Propaganda for LGBT Victimhood Myth

There is intensive use of the media to spread a myth about homosexual victimhood to the public. LGBT journalists proliferate and have a lot of power in TV, feeding news stories to public, and controlling their slant. Stonewall UK makes no secret of the fact that it influences television to present homosexuals in a way that corresponds to their ideology. Soap-operas and dramas more and more often feature homosexual characters who are shown being hounded, killed or beaten up in the past or present, to encourage people to believe the myth. In December 2015 the BBC screened a TV dramatized version of Agatha Christie's mystery novel And Then There Were None. It altered the story about the policeman Blore to introduce LGBT propaganda. In Christie's book (which was originally titled Ten Little Niggers) Blore who is using the alias "Davis" was guilty of corruption and perjury many years before. That is why he is now targeted for revenge. He took a bribe from a criminal gang, so that an innocent man, James Landor, was convicted instead of the real culprit. In the BBC version Davis killed a young man in the police cell just for being homosexual. Not only was this inaccurate but it did not make sense in the plot. However, it is typical of the LGBT propaganda that now saturates the media. People surrounded by such propaganda absorb this carefully slanted view of the past and become more likely to believe LGBT activists' claims of "gay-bashing" and perpetual victimhood. [43]

See also


Homophobic violence


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