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:
This hunk just does it for me. But, I will tell you, it was difficult finding pictures of Henry Cavill wearing a shirt.
Happy Birthday, Henry!
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.
As readers know, I love my Brazilians and Marlon Teixeira is one of the sexiest. This month, he takes the cover (and 80 pages) of Made in Brazil‘s ninth Collectors issue captured by fashion photographer Bruce Weber.
Pre-order your copy here: http://www.madeinbrazilblog.com