87 posts categorized "GAY BASHING"
Created by the team of Beth David and Esteban Bravo, Heartbeat is a four-minute animated short about Sherwin, who is crushing on his BFF Jason. It represents the full experience — good, bad, scary, sad — of falling in love, and it made almost five times what it was seeking on Kickstarter.
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JR Ford, a concerned dad of a trans daughter, writes: “Every time we let any hate speech fester without rebuke, we perpetuate a future where kids and adults like my own child could be the next target for violence merely for catching the eye of a man so insecure in themselves that they would resort to violence because of attraction ... We cannot treat that daily threat of violence as normal.”
Keep reading for his comments and more of today's hottest links ...
OMG Blog: Ex on the Beach star Aaron Chalmers shares uncut, uncensored selfies. (Work Unfriendly)
Newsweek: Sobering history lesson — how Europe almost liberated its LGBTQ citizens ... just before reversing course and trying to exterminate them.
Far be it from me to want to turn to fascism, but all the same, we have to agree that in some things those regimes have sometimes done good … One day Hitler and Mussolini woke up and said, “Honestly, the scandal has gone on long enough” …And … the inverts … were chased out of Germany and Italy the very next day. — Newsweek
Pink News: Karar Noshi, an aspiring actor from Iraq, was reportedly abducted and murdered for looking too gay.
Huff Post: In response to North Korea's successful test of a missile that could hit Alaska, Trump blasts China, enflaming tensions. WWIII as a distraction?
New Republic: The queer history of a 1996 film you really need to see, Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman.
Deadline: Redditor whose anti-CNN video was tweeted by Trump got exposed, issued apology for violent and bigoted posts, disappeared from Reddit. Full apology ...
Via Gay Star News: Today is #IDAHO — International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia — and it is also the tenth anniversary of the senseless killing of Sean Kennedy, a 20-year-old gay man.
Sean was leaving a straight bar when he was asked for a cigarette by a guy in a parked car. He generously complied, then was gay-bashed by a guy in the backseat of the car, Stephen Andrew Moller. Moller struck Kennedy so hard it separated Kennedy's brain from the brain stem. Kennedy went down, hitting his head and sustaining further injuries, of which he would die 17 hours later — brain dead for no reason at all.
Moller called a mutual friend of theirs after he attack. His voicemail message is that of a sociopath:
Hey, I was just wondering how your boyfriend’s feeling right about now [laughter]. The fucking faggot … Yeah boy, your boy is knocked out, man. The motherfucker. Tell him he owes me $500 for breaking my goddamn hand on his teeth, that fucking bitch.
Moller later claimed he had no idea Kennedy was gay.
Moller would serve less than one year for taking Kennedy's life, but the murder helped push hate-crimes legislation, a cause Kennedy's mom advocated for until her own health curtailed some of her activities.
This was 10 years ago — what has changed?
ExtraTV: Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer gets the kiss of death from Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump on SNL.
Los Angeles Times: L.A. City Council member puts Trump on blast for tone deafness on the plight of gay Chechens.
Vox: People are overanalyzing Trump — he is what he is.
NBC4 Washington: Gay veteran from veteran brutally attacked in the Bahamas — just for being gay.
Fortune: Germany's right-wing populists are being led by an out lesbian.
CBS New York: Police hunting for man who used anti-gay, anti-Asian slurs while beating man ... for accidentally bumping into him. In Brooklyn!
Huff Post: Most Republican office-holders sticking with Trump publicly — but may not as 2018 nears. Trump's approval = 40%. Nixon's when he resigned = 28%.
World of Wonder: He's not funny, but this is — Trump's potential drag names.
DListed: Busy Philipps is sad she makes most of her $$$ from selling stuff on Instagram, not from acting. People are donating $1 to her via Venmo!
BosGuy: Furry muscleman almost wears swimsuit.
OMG Blog: Watch Cole Sprouse (way better as a brunet!) and KJ Apa in an adorable compliment battle ...
Deadline: ABC has axed The Real O'Neals, noteworthy for outspoken LGBTQ advocate Noah Galvin's role as a gay teen, after two seasons.
Politico: Trump opening his mouth made his Comey firing 10X worse — outrageously brazen admissions place him further in jeopardy.
ExtraTV: So-called Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry claims to be channeling Whitney Houston, with new info on her death. These people are fake and tacky.
Kenneth in the (212): This guy's bod gives “leaning in” a whole new meaning.
The State: A football player attacked two guys he saw kissing, but it's not a hate crime because ... West Virginia.
Towleroad: There is now video of Russian gay activists being arrested simply for delivering a petition regarding the alleged gay concentration camps in Chechnya: