Tag: murder of gays

Cannon’s Killer Sentenced to 25 years for Manslaughter

Dwight DeLee was the first person to be prosecuted in Onondaga County New York under hate crimes legislation for the murder of Lateisha Green (who is often referred to in the media by her birth name, Moses Cannon).

Lateisha, or Teish as she was known by friends, and her brother, Mark Cannon, had received a call from a friend to come over to talk. They headed to the Seymour Street address and were still talking with the girl when the gunman walked up to the care and fired.


August 18, 2009 1

Murder of Gay Youths in Tel Aviv: I’m the One to Blame.

In case you haven’t heard the news, Nir Katz, 26, and Liz Tarboushi, 16, are dead and 13 others are injured after a gunman, clad in black, entered an LGBT Community Center in Tel Aviv, Israel and opened fire. I first heard the news via an email from jaysays.com contributor, Jude, and my internal voice fell silent. While the event itself is shocking, it’s not surprising.

Now, we are left with the aftermath of this violent and unconscionable attack on human life. We’re left with more questions than answers, along with many people pointing fingers and looking for someone to blame.


August 4, 2009 24

Preliminary Hearings Underway for Larry King’s Murderer.

Brandon McInerney, the teenager who allegedly murdered Larry King after King declared, “Baby, I love you,” to him, faced a day in the courtroom. During the pretrial hearing, Oxnard Police Sergeant Kevin Baysinger, told the court:

“Brandon said if he ever wanted to kill anybody, his dad had a bunch of guns and he had the capability.”

He went on to say that the investigation also revealed that McInerney told one of Larry’s friends before the murder to:

“Tell Larry goodbye because you’re not going to see him again.”


July 21, 2009 1

Increase in Crimes Against Gays since Passage of Prop 8

San Jose Mercury news is now reporting that 56% (14 out of 25 ) of all hate crimes reported in Santa Clara County California were based upon sexual orientation. This is a significant jump from 2007 with only three of the twenty reported hate crimes being “gay” related.


March 16, 2009 0

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

Gay Bashing and Christian Bashing – A Video Comparison

Christians claim gay’s are bashing them and Prop 8 supporters, but what is the real truth?


January 30, 2009 2

When Hate Crimes Are Terrorism

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).


January 23, 2009 4

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Gays Should Be Thrown From Planes with No Chutes

In recent discussions online about the pending repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“DADT”) one commenter took hatred to a new level (anonymously of course). A man/woman under the handle “Union Sucks” and claiming to be a retired Army Officer not only encourages a heterosexual boycott of the U.S. Military, but also wants gays murdered.


January 16, 2009 0

Gay Bars in Seattle Threatened with Biological Warfare

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.”


January 8, 2009 1