Friday, April 29, 2011

From WBTV - 5 York County men charged in beating of gay teen

Anti-LGBT violence is not new... Everyone in the community is acutely aware of the risks associated with being "out"... Still every time I hear about something like this I get furious! It is time to demand something be done to end anti-LGBT violence. This is not a gay issue or a trans issue... This is about cultural tolerance for the abuse of a marginalized segment of society. It needs to stop and for that to happen we need to speak out and say enough is enough.

In this case a fight between a straight man and a gay man (apparently started by the straight man) turned into a gang beating. All five assailants have been arrested and hate crime charges may be filed.

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