Tag: Gay bashing

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Standing up for Your Rights is Terrorism

According to recent news reports, Tarlach MacNiallais, 47, a prominent LGBT activist was tackled and beaten by a bouncer at the Guadalajara De Noche restaurant in Jackson Heights, New York. According to reports, MacNiallais was beaten because he was dancing with a man.

MacNiallais has indicated that the bouncers approached him during the dance and advised him that he could not “do that here,” because, the Guadalajara De Noche restaurant, “is not a gay bar.”

The attack ensued when MacNiallais retorted, “I have just as much right as anyone else.” The bouncer tackled MacNiallais and even hit him with a chair – a response that seems appropriate for the crime of dancing with someone of the same sex [insert sarcasm here].


December 10, 2009 0

The Face of Hatred – A Hate Crime Survivor

Michael was beaten on August 14, 2009. I can’t say it better than Michael:

“I thought it was very important that I do this video right away because I need to let people know that even though there is that much hatred in the world, I will continue to do good things for people.”


September 29, 2009 1

Gay Bashing at a Sports Bar: What Would You Do?

ABC News recently aired filmed “What Would You Do?” In it, ABC hired two openly gay male actors, one heterosexual couple and one “gay basher” to go to a local sports bar. The heterosexual couple and homosexual couple agreed to show affection toward one another and gauge the crowds reaction.


March 24, 2009 1

Galveston Texas Gay Bar Attacked by Anti-Gay Stone Throwers

Three men, two brothers and a cousin, shouted anti-gay slurs at patrons of Robert’s Lafitte and pelted them with rocks. One man, Marc Bosaw, required 12 staples to close the wounds. Another man was hit in the jaw by a rock.


March 4, 2009 2

VIDEO: Evangelical Teachings of “TRUTH”

Christians claim to be telling you the truth, what are some of the truths they’ve been telling?


March 3, 2009 0

Police Questioning Suspect in Murder of Straight Man for Being “Gay”

Police have found and are questioning the second suspect in the crime committed against José O. Sucuzhañay on December 7, 2008 in Brooklyn. Mr. José Sucuzhañay and his brother were walking arm and arm when Keith Phoenix and Hakim Scott [allegedly] attacked the two men while shouting antigay and anti-Hispanic slurs.


February 27, 2009 2

Heterosexuals for Gay Rights

There’s a group of people that often get over looked in the struggle for civil equality for LGBT people; our heterosexual allies. Care2 is hosting the group Heterosexuals for Gay Rights. Unfortunately, the group is small and not well known, but deserves a loud and spirited, “Thank you.”


February 26, 2009 3

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on School Anti-Harrassment Measures

In 2002, students at Boyd County High School requested to be allowed to form a Gay Straight Alliance (“GSA”). Unfortunately, due to religious bias and prejudice against homosexuals, they were met with adversity. Although the GSA was approved, within two months of its formation the school banned the GSA and purportedly banned all other student organizations for that term.


February 25, 2009 0

Where Are Our Enemies? A Hate Crime in Georgia

A couple in Columbia County, GA awoke two find anti-gay graffiti littering their house and car. Currently, there are no suspects.


February 21, 2009 0

Having Laid My Eternal Soul to Rest

As many of my readers know, I am an atheist. This does not mean I lack faith, morality or inspiration; it merely means I find such outside of “God” or “Jesus” or “Allah.” I find my faith, morality and inspiration from other people and from within myself. Lately, however, I’ve come to some moments of questioning. This is not to say I am questioning whether or not I believe in God; that is something that I feel is unquestionable. I do not. I’ve recently allowed myself to open discussions with people of the Christian faith and in so doing have realized something that may be a source of religious unkindness toward me; I have closed my heart and mind from religion.


February 10, 2009 4