Tag Archives: Homophobia
The Toronto Zoo had split up the gay penguin couple, Buddy and his Latin lover Pedro, because they had hoped that they would impregnate some females due to the fact that they are going to be extinct soon. You think if it got to this point where there were very few left, and amongst those, two were gay, that’d you’d just let them be together and stop trying to make them knock up some lady guins.
Buddy and Pedro came to the Toronto Zoo, already a couple, from their home in Toledo. Apparently they had intercourse like most female/male penguins usually partook in, and spent all their time together, which in penguin, much like human, means they are gay.
Well, we have received some good news that Buddy and Pedro will be reunited and be able to spend their time together like it use to be. Unfortunately, they can’t do so until they impregnate a female. So not only have the gay penguins been separated, now they are going to be humiliated and tortured. I don’t see why no one is protesting for these animals rights?
Clearly, homosexuality is not tolerated by humans in both human beings or animals. Absurd.
- Gay Penguins to be Separated by Zoo (inquisitr.com)
- Will Tornoto’s Gay Penguins Willingly Impregnate A Female? (queerty.com)
- Toronto Zoo: Gay Penguins To Be Reunited By Spring (lezgetreal.com)
- WATCH: Taiwanese Animators Tackle Separation Of Gay Pengiuns Buddy And Pedro (queerty.com)
- Toronto Zoo Separates Gay Penquins So They Can Mate With Females (alan.com)
Burke Burnett, 26, and three of his gay friends decided to attend a party on Saturday night in Reno, Texas, and had no idea that it would turn into a nightmare. Instead of being welcomed like the rest of the guests, they were greeted with comments, such as, “These faggots don’t deserve to be here. Somebody needs to get them out of there.”
I’m sorry but what was so great about the men who were making these accusations of being deserving or not? And what did they have to offer that they deserved to be there? Oh that’s right, because they like vagina. Wouldn’t you think that the more men there that aren’t after the same thing as you would be a good thing? No, you’re too simple-minded, ignorant, and bigoted to recognize the obvious and get past your unjustified hatred of a community you know nothing about.
All the men had left the party, but Burnett didn’t hear the remarks previously said about him and his friends and decided to return. This was an awful mistake. Sadly, homosexuals have to worry about things like going to a party, which is absolutely fucking ridiculous.
It was then that one attacker punched Burnett in his left eye and another stabbed him hard in the back with a broken beer bottle.
As his assailants yelled “pussy-ass faggot,” “gay bitch,” “cocksucking punk,” and other insults, Burnett was stabbed a second time, deep in his right forearm, and thrown onto a lit barrel.
One of Burnett’s female friends was able to distract the four shit heads while he ran to the parking lot to flee the assault. A friend was kind enough to take the poor beaten down gay man to the hospital where he received 30 stitches and treatment for 3rd degree burns.
Burnett says he knows his attackers, one of them personally, and he’s certain they had intended to kill him. “I’m scared for my life. I’m scared to go home,” he told theDallas Voice. “These guys have nothing to lose.”
Reno is a small, conservative suburb of Paris, TX, with a population of only 3,086 people. Burnett’s gay friends worry that local authorities may ignore or downgrade the attack, despite Texas’ tough new hate-crime law. And, so far, the mainstream press has yet to pick up the story.
“I intend to make sure the Police Department follows through with this, and that the local press covers it,” Burnett’s friend Chivas Clem told the Voice. “When I saw him, I vomited because he looked so bad — and I cried.”
We’re counting on the authorities to pursue this case to its fullest extent and the community to stand up against such horrific attacks. We’re waiting.
This is truly pathetic. Not only did the poor guy have to get beaten, nearly to death, but now he’s afraid for his life. The police should be more involved and helpful. Beating someone, no matter who is on the receiving end, is wrong, and it’s for this reason that we employee police to protect us and the communities we live in.
Even here in West Hollywood gay men have to worry while walking the streets alone. Three in the past month of October have been beaten and gay bashed. These people deserve respect and dignity until they personally offend you in a legitimate way. Only then can you lose respect, but never will it be okay to beat someone because of your differences.
Spread the word. Fight hate. Now is the time for change, but in order for change to be made, people need to step up, do the right thing, and punish the people who are committing these heinous crimes.
- Three West Hollywood Gay Bashings Reported In One Week – Los Angeles News – The Informer (huffingtonpost.com)
- String of Gay Bashings in West Hollywood Unrelated, Says Mayor: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Gay Man Stabbed, Beaten, Burned in Hate Crime in Rural Texas (towleroad.com)
- Gay Man Beaten, Stabbed, Set On Fire At Party In Rural Texas (queerty.com)
- West Hollywood Isn’t Safe From Gay Bashings. Or Is It? (queerty.com)
- Utah’s Gay Bashers Beware! The S.I.N. Patrol Is Watching You… (queerty.com)
- Gay Hotel Worker Beaten and Burned to Death. a Homophobic Attack? (socyberty.com)
- Two Men Set On Fire At British Gay Bar. Police Don’t Think It Was Hate Crime (queerty.com)
- Screaming “Faggot” While Beating Person To Death Apparently Not A Hate Crime (queerty.com)
- VIDEO: Was This Man Beaten And Set On Fire For Being Gay? (queerty.com)
Although Christianity is prominent in our country, it, as an institution, does not promote hatred or assaults against the Homosexual community. In fact, where I live in Los Angeles, I have found many Christians who are open with the idea and are helping to support our fight for equality. Unfortunately, this is not the case at Grace Fellowship Church in Fruitland, TN.
This story is much deeper and goes far beyond the fact that the Pastor was unable to accept the gay men coming to his congregation due to his religious and moral beliefs. I believe that because one of these men, Jerry Pittman, Jr., was his son is what truly ignited his anger and hatred.
After Pittman Jr.’s father had yelled to many of the deacons and congregation members, “Sick ‘em,” he recollects the attack on himself and his boyfriend:
“My uncle and two other deacons came over to the car per my dad’s request. My uncle smashed me in the door as the other deacon knocked my boyfriend back so he couldn’t help me, punching him in his face and his chest. The other deacon came and hit me through my car window in my back.”
Even after the attack and police officers on the scene, many people continued to verbally abuse the young gay couple with vicious homosexual verbiage. No one stepped in and did the right thing, no one protected these young men who were coming to worship the same God that has acceptance for all his “children”, and even the police officers refused the victims the right to press charges against their attackers.
Jerry Pittman Jr. and his boyfriend, Dustin Lee, have since filed charges against two of the men who beat them as well as Pastor Jerry Pittman. A hearing has been scheduled in Gibson County Court for Tuesday, October 4th.
This pastor is a disgraceful human being that doesn’t deserve a brave young man to carry on his name. If God did exist (I’m sorry, but I do not believe he does), I highly doubt that he would forgive a sin as heinous as this one. You are a bad example of faith and religion and make true, honest, accepting Christians look bad in the eyes of many. Luckily, there are plenty more Christians out there who do not accept nor defend your actions in regards to you SON and his boyfriend. Grow up and be a better example of what the Bible tries to teach as far as morality, forgiveness and understanding is concerned.
- Gay Tennessee Couple Says Church Officials Assaulted Them to Prevent Attendance at Service: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- The Biblical Role of Deacons (liveeternally.wordpress.com)
- Methodists Shut Down WeHo Church For Being ‘Too Gay,’ Pastor Says (laist.com)
- Presbyterians Meet To Consider Leaving Church Over Gay Clergy, Other Issues (therainbowpost.com)
Councilors in São Paulo, Brazil, have taken it upon themselves to introduce ‘Heterosexual Pride Day’, one that will rival the many ‘Homosexual Pride Days’ that are held throughout the city. The city is split as to whether they agree with this move or not. Many complain that this is a blatant excuse for homophobia, while others disagree and feel it’s their right to celebrate who they are, as well.
The man behind the move, Carlos Apolinário of the right-wing Democrats Party, said he didn’t want a parade to celebrate heterosexuality on the third Sunday of December, the day chosen to mark the occasion. He did, however, feel compelled to make a symbolic move to shore up Brazil’s eroding “morals.”
Mr. Apolinário, who has the support of Brazil’s powerful Protestant church lobby, said, “The creation of Heterosexual Day does not symbolize a struggle against gays but against what I believe are excesses and privileges.”
The decision to pass this bill or not will be made by the Mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab. While there is a huge gay scene in this city, there is also the threat of homophobia, and this is the reason many homosexuals are worried it will widen the gap between both communities.
The legislation comes just a few weeks after a conservative congressman in the capital Brasilia courted controversy by apparently calling blacks promiscuous, and then declaring himself proud to be prejudiced against gays. And last month a group of youths attacked and maimed a father they thought was gay because he hugged his teenage son.
A homosexual is killed every 36 hours in Brazil, according to the Gay Group of Bahia, Brazil’s oldest homosexual rights organization. The number of gays killed has risen 113 percent over the last five years, the group said.
A Jewish Museum was having a Gertrude Stein exhibit and two lesbians had decided that they wanted to go and check this out. As they were walking in, holding hands, a security guard had told them that they could not go in while holding hands.
The couple was obviously upset and refused to comply with his request to stop the hand holding. They asked to speak with an authority, and by now a crowd was forming. Seeing as the crowd was getting bigger and on the side of two women who were in love and didn’t feel they should have to hide that in a museum, they have won this battle. The Jewish Museum has “asked that the private company that runs their security reprimand the guard”.
It seems odd to me that a guard working in San Francisco would think that a museum wouldn’t allow a lesbian couple to hold hands while enjoying the exhibit. Maybe the museum was actually more involved in the discrimination than we k. I mean, they asked that the guard be “reprimanded”?! Sad that in one of the places where homosexuals feel comfortable they still face such hatred and judgment.
While it seems that the gay community is still making many advancements, the homophobia is still a common threat here in the United States. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to walk around, holding hands, without the fear that someone will not allow us into a venue. This attitude has even made me a coward. Instead of facing the looks or words that may be cruel and unjust, I simply unlatch hands and walk as a straight female. I know this is wrong and I should be able to act as I choose, but society has made me fearful and that’s not fair.