A 32 year old woman, Kristen Boyne, was assaulted on her way to the Rainbow Foods grocery store on Thursday, January 22 by two men using derogatory slurs about Kristen’s sexuality. Kristen survived the attack with a severe concussion and was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center and later released.
The “right-wing” have often *defended* themselves from LGBT people using ridiculous claims like gays are pedophiles and if you allow gays to get married, gay sex will be taught to elementary students, etc. It’s a topic I’ve covered a couple of times here because I find their comments so ridiculous that repeating them only illustrates how insane their claims are. But the claims all have one thing in common, they are meant to belittle, insult and oppress LGBT people. They are purposeful in illustrating the “evil” of LGBT people. They intend to make us look like wretches and non-productive members of society, and if they could, they would draw images of us with horns and tails and proclaim us to be direct descendants of the devil (but most haven’t gotten that ridiculous yet).
A 44 year old Bolingbrook, IL man was charged with aggravated battery and a hate crime after beating up a 15 year old boy while making derogatory remarks about the juveniles sexuality. The boy, who had apparently gone to the house to visit a friend, refused medical treatment; however, he did report the assault to his mother who contacted the police.
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.”
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.
Unfriendly, anti-gay, heterosexuals have attacked the marriage issue and the LGBT community has stood its ground, highlighting historical evidence, state law, U.S. law and regulations. The community has even had to defend itself against the Bible, just like many other minorities over the years including African Americans and Jewish people. But what is this talk of civil marriage equality really about? Surprisingly, it’s not about marriage at all, it’s about freeing a people from the fetters of bigots, extremists and homophobic people in society. It’s about no longer being afraid and about being allowed to live and pursue the American dreams of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A lot has been happening lately and I haven’t released a new Stupid Things People Say About Gays in a while, so without further ado, I provide this quote from Matt Barber of the ironically named “Liberty Council”.