John and Larry Charlton haven’t been very vocal about the attack against them back in September. In fact, you may not have even heard about the attack or that the two men were hospitalized after being brutally beaten by men after the men yelled gay slurs.
Eleven gay bars in Seattle have received letters advising the clubs to expect the unleashing of the toxin ricin against them and their patrons. The letters were unsigned and stated that they expect the victims to “die painfully while in the hospital.”
Nathan Runkle (age 24), founder of Mercy for Animals, was brutally beaten outside of a gay nightclub in Ohio on Saturday, December 27, 2008. Nathan, best know for his work as an animal rights activist was also voted as one of VegNews Magazine’s “25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians”.
Another Merry Christmas to the LGBT community on Christmas Eve when Leeneshia Edwards of Memphis, TN was shot in the face, back and side. It appears from the wounds that Leeneshia was shot at close rang while getting out of a car. Police have not been able to interview the victim as she remains in critical condition.
Felix Pearson, age 19, Kenneth Monroe, age 27, and Darriel Wilson, age 20 were murdered in their residence in New Orleans on December 18, 2008. The initial reports indicate that the three men were gay and one possibly a transgendered person. Although the reason for the murder is currently unknown, the investigation has not ruled out a hate crime.
Join the Impact is a community driven website centered around LGBTQ people and their supporters. The design of the site allows members to actively change aspects of pages, add content and update tags. A small contingent of users have abused this site, vandalizing it by adding tags to the discussions such as “Butt Pirates, Faggots, Ass Rape, Cum Guzzlers, Fucking Faggots, Niggers, Fudge Packers” and other derogatory terms.
Frontline produced an amazing interview and article regarding the work of Karen Franklin regarding the attitudes toward gays and what goes though a gay basher’s mind. It was interesting to note the high number of gay attacks among respondents. Some of the shocking statistics of Ms. Franklin’s research were:
There have been numerous comments over the last few weeks regarding gay people hijacking the civil rights movement (apparently no one told these people that civil rights is all inclusive, not just for select groups). At any rate, many of those accusations have gone on to say that homosexuals have the exact same rights as everyone else.
The small amount of media coverage regarding the murder of Moses “Teish” Cannon has been confusing at best and unremarkable at most. What is known is that Teish, who self-identified as a woman, was murdered in Syracuse, New York on November 16, 2008 after being invited by a family friend to a party. Currently, the only motive reported for the terrible crime is that she was “gay.”