A gay couple stopped for margaritas in New York's Chelsea neighborhood last evening and were brutally beaten in the process. Via The Advocate:
Jonathan Snipes, 32, and Ethan York-Adams, 25, told DNAinfo they were attacked Tuesday night at Dallas BBQ in Chelsea, a Manhattan neighborhood that has long been considered a safe haven for LGBT people.
Snipes said the incident occurred around 11 p.m. after he accidentally knocked over a drink while leaving the restaurant. He had just received a text message informing him there was a death in his family, which was why he was departing with haste.
“A table near us audibly started making pretty gross comments about the two of us like, 'White faggots, spilling drinks,'” Snipes said.
Snipes said he approached the diners about the antigay slur, at which point a man stood up and began to attack him, knocking him to the floor, kicking his head and spine, and shouting, “Take that, faggot.” Snipes said his head was bruised and one of his teeth were knocked loose in the attack.
I worry that we will see more of these hate-driven crimes as LGBTs gain more rights – especially with an expected upcoming SCOTUS decision that may make same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
Here's the video, but be warned that it is graphic:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced his campaign for president today in his home state of Arkansas. As you probably know, Huckabee is going for the evangelical wing of the GOP with his hatred towards LGBTs and anything not like him. The New Civil Rights Movement posted his 10 worst anti-gay comments from over the years and you will see how much he is stirring the pot for the right wing nuts of the country.
Of course, there’s the obligatory comparison of Nazis and gays:
“[Nazis] at least…tried to hide what they were doing at Auschwitz and Birkenau,” he said. “You have to lie to people, and when lies permeate our culture, it’s a dangerous, dangerous thing,” Huckabee said. “If you are a believer and you believe old-fashioned things like the definition of life and the definition of marriage, it’s possible that the government will put you out of business as they have in numerous occasions like Elane’s Photography. Out of business.”
See the other nine here: Here Are GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee’s 10 Worst Anti-Gay Comments – The New Civil Rights Movement.
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Well, isn't this Christian?:
The pastor of a church in Milledgeville, Ga., recently changed the sign outside his church to read, “Homosexuality is a death worthy crime,” according to Georgia television station WGXA. The sign caused a stir in the neighborhood, but Robert Lee, the pastor of Ten Commandments Church, defended his sign and claimed he was quoting the Bible. “Homosexuality is an abomination, and the Bible says that homosexuality is a death worthy crime,” Lee told WGXA. Lee told WGXA that he hoped his sign would have an impact and said he would oppose a Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. “The institution of marriage was instituted by God and it should not be changed by people who deserve not to live,” he said.
I'm not going to spend time arguing the other Levitacus verses that these wing nuts ignore, nor am I going to do anything more than share with my straight friends to share the pain. Many people outside our community do not go deep into LGBT news to see such hatred – and we need to continue reinforcing that even with a probable event of SCOTUS ruling state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, the fight goes on.
This is all so wrong — and tiring.
Apparently, this anti-gay politician also likes it in his butthole:
A right-wing state representative with the unfortunate name of Randy Boehning has been caught with his pants down – literally.The North Dakota lawmaker recently voted no on a bill that would have added protections for members of the LGBT community in matters of housing and employment. The bill went down, which is probably not a shock to anyone reading this, but the vote did lead to one genuinely surprising revelation: Rep. Randy Boehning, who opposed the bill by day, was posting photos of his manliness to Grindr by night.The Washington Post reports that Mr. Boehning (photo right) was outed after the local news published his photo as one of the “nay” votes. Twenty-one-year-old Dustin Smith, a gay man interested in the issue, happened upon Boehning’s photo, and it began to tickle his memory. He was sure he knew the man. And then it came to him. Boehning had cruised him on Grindr.Dustin began scrolling through his Grindr conversations until he found Randy Boehning – all of Randy Boehning. Not only had they chatted, the lawmaker had sent him some unsolicited Wiener-style pictures with come ons like, “What’s up tonight, sexy?”
These stories never surprise me.
via Republican Voted Against LGBT Protections While Strutting His Stuff On Grindr – The New Civil Rights Movement.