"Unfortunately they often find themselves in countries where they face detention, face persecution, face injustice due to their sexual orientation", he said.
Police arrested McArthur in January 2018 and charged him for the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen.
Top row (left to right) are Selim Esen, Soroush Mahmudi, Dean Lisowick and Abdulbasir Faizi. He added that McArthur's killing spree stoked widespread fear in Toronto's LGBT community, forcing people to compromise how they lived their lives.
Prosecutor Michael Cantlon also told the court that McArthur shaved the facial hair of some of his victims and kept it. Those factors, he said, likely played a direct role in their undetected disappearances and deaths. Some lived parts of their life in secret because of their sexual orientation. "Some lacked stable housing", said Cantlon.
"He created a macabre cemetery of his victims", Harper said.
The man, known only as John, had been texting McArthur via a dating app. But when they are alone in their room, they take a picture of their father with them.
Vijayanathan said most of McArthur's victims fell into demographics that can be fearful of law enforcement, cut off from social supports and ostracized from society at large. The man said he was laid down on a fur coat, one that appeared to be the same as in the photos McArthur took of his victims.
Mr Cantlon said McArthur has shown some remorse by pleading guilty to the charges.
After killing and dismembering each man, McArthur concealed their remains in flower planters outside the home of a landscaping client.
A similar encounter seemed set to get under way on January 18, 2018 when John came to McArthur's central Toronto apartment, court heard. They also found a duffel bag containing duct tape, a surgical glove, rope, zip ties, a bungee cord and syringes in McArthur's bedroom along with the DNA of several victims inside his van.
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He said police moved in when they realised McArthur had someone in his home. Investigators found Kinsman's calendar with an entry titled "Bruce"' dated June 26, 2017 - the day he disappeared. They couldn't make out the van's plates or who was driving.
Officers then sought from the provincial Ministry of Transportation a list of 2003-2006 Dodge Caravans registered in Toronto.
Neither police not Gridin would comment on the exact nature of the charges, which relate to Gauthier's role in an incident in which McArthur was arrested but not charged.
McArthur declined the opportunity to speak in court on Tuesday, saying only to McMahon at the end of Miglin's remarks that, "I've spoken with my counsel and I don't want to say anything".
The man escaped and called police.
Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of some of his victims wearing fur coats and with cigars in their mouths, a court heard on Monday.
Among her emotions is the vengefulness she feels toward McArthur, who sat motionless for the second straight day as the impact statements were read aloud in sequence.
"It saddens me to know Andrew is gone". "He wanted to make the world a better place".
The review was sparked when the detective leading the probe said he came across some "concerning" information while reviewing two previous investigations into five missing men. "Skanda will never be replaceable to me".
The force's professional standards unit launched an internal investigation related to the McArthur case in March 2018. "We also find it hard to believe that the serial killing of eight innocent gay persons went unnoticed for eight years".