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Monday 25th July 2022
Days After Making A Desperate Appeal For His Girlfriend To Come Home, NSW Man Is Charged With Murder
**Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence**
Last week Shereen Kumar went missing in Duval, NSW.
While police were searching for the 43 year old, Shereen's partner Vincent Carlino was talking to the media.
He spoke about how Shereen's disappearance was out of character and claimed he was "extremely worried" for her safety.
However, days later Shereen's body was found in bushland and Vincent was arrested and charged with domestic violence murder.
Months earlier Vincent faced an apprehended violence order application that was eventually withdrawn.
He will remain in custody for Shereen's murder where he is expected to face court in September.
Shereen was an animal lover, an entrepreneur, a model and a mother of two.
She is the third woman in Australia to be killed in the past week.
A total of 28 women have been killed in Australia this year so far.
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Comedian Calls Monkeypox A "Gay Disease"
Last week, Dave Chappelle's stand-up show at First Avenue in Minneapolis was cancelled after the venue received immense pushback.
Around 50 LGBT activists and allies protested outside the venue, calling out First Avenue for supporting Dave Chappelle and his transphobic views.
Over 120 people even signed an online petition asking First Avenue to not platform Dave Chappelle as his "actions uphold a violent heteronormative culture and directly violate First Avenue's code of conduct."
Due to backlash, the show was eventually cancelled and moved to the Varsity Theater which angered the controversial comedian.
During his set he declared monkeypox was a "gay disease," and branded his critics as "transgender lunatics" and the "transgender hit squad."
According to reports, he told the audience he hoped First Avenue "would be more courageous in the future,” and not give in to backlash.
Before anyone says the cancellation of Dave Chapelle has gone too far, on Saturday Dave Chappelle was the surprise opening act for Chris Rock and Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden.
During his opening set, the controversial comedian talked extensively about cancel culture and the support he's received from fans.
This isn't the first time Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance at a comedy show.
Back in May he was the surprise opening act for John Mulaney’s show in Ohio.
The collaboration drew immense backlash from fans, criticising Mulaney for supporting the controversial comedian.
Greece Bans Genital Mutilation Surgeries On Intersex Children
Babies born intersex will no longer be forced to undergo 'sex-normalising' surgeries in Greece.
According to The Medically Assisted Reproduction Reforms Act, doctors can no longer perform intersex medical interventions on people under the age of 15.
Case-by-case exceptions will be made in instances where a child/parent/guardian has sought out a court order because the child is experiencing urgent health issues.
Doctors who illegally perform the surgeries will be fined and even imprisoned.
For decades intersex babies and children have been subjected to these nonconsensual medical interventions so they can fall within the typical male and female gender binary.
This type of surgery can lead to a number health issues including sterilisation, loss of sexual sensation and a lifetime of pain and trauma.
Malta, Portugal, Germany, Iceland, Chile and Germany are the only other countries in the world to ban non-consensual medical interventions on intersex children.
Last month the ACT government introduced a draft bill seeking to protect the rights of intersex people.
If passed, deferrable medical interventions on intersex children will be banned.