69 posts categorized "GAY BASHING"
British YouTube personality Calum McSwiggan, who falsely claimed he had been attacked by three men in WeHo—spinning it as a hate crime—has been formally charged with vandalism and making a false report to a peace officer.
McSwiggin posted to social media about the June 26 incident, which he said occurred outside The Abbey, “With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I've never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye.”
Police quicky determined he had caused his most serious wound himself, a fact he now admits. He still clings to the debunked claim that he was beaten up, but authorities and witnesses claim he intentionally damaged the mirror and bumper of a car in the lot and then faked the attack in order to implicate the car's owner and two others.
McSwiggan says he resents being called a disagrace to his community. Police say he's a damn liar.
His plea this week: Not guilty.
Sexy King Cobra trailer is here, and the movie is out in a month. #MarryMeGarrettClayton
Trump's recalcitrant ghostwriter is advising Hillary free of charge as “penance.”
This is a good video pic.twitter.com/ovHzMa7HZd— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 27, 2016
Gay NYCers victims of alleged hate crime while attending Folsom Street Fair.
Orlando will not bill Pulse gay nightclub mass-shooting survivors for their (astronomically expensive) treatment.
Man who deliberately poured boiling water on sleeping gay couple gets 40 years in prison. Bye-eee!
Veteran Tromain Mackall was murdered, his body stuffed into a toolbox. Was it because he was dating a trans girl?
Player suspended for calling Robbie Rogers a “queer” denies it, says he simply swore at him.
Scott Eastwood's ex-GF died in a car crash and he never called her dad, never sent flowers, never attended her memorial.
Newly-18 Shawn Mendes to Billboard: Sex, post-fame, is “impossible”; he “hooked up” with an older woman, but she freaked.
Gay hero Harvey Milk will have a Navy ship named after him!
Australian Idol host talks about kissing guys.
Gay traitor Milo Yiannapoulos reveals the full depth of his shallowness.
This guy's legs are wicked-hot!
2 gay men threatened with boxcutter in NYC.
Kathryn Knott—the daughter of a former police chief—who was convicted of participating in the anti-gay assault against Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught in 2014, has been paroled after serving just five months in prison.
The 25-year-old had been convicted of simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault and reckless endangerment (two counts) and sentenced to five to 10 months in prison this past February. She will serve five months on parole and then be on probation for two years, paid $2,000 and has to leave Philly during her probation except when attending to court-related issues.
The two other men charged with crimes over the assault pled guilty and were given 200 hours of community service.
The victims are suing all three. One hopes they'll take every penny she has.
Scott Eastwood is lookin' good for August Man.
I'm dying to see Dorian's Closet, a new musical based on Paris Is Burning subject Dorian Corey.
Major setback for LGBT community of India as challenge to anti-equality law is rebuffed.
Calum McSwiggan, charged with faking an anti-gay assault, admits he injured himself with a phone in jail, but says the alleged attack did happen:
UPDATE: Sadly, it is looking like McSwiggan faked his assault, an especially heinous thing to do during Gay Pride Month. The police are reporting that when he called about being attacked, they found no injuries and in fact arrested him on an unrelated charge. He was allegedly observed inflicting wounds upon himself, according to police.
Really sad that there are so many people capable of such community-degrading deceptions.
Calum McSwiggan, a popular LGBT lifestyle vlogger, has written on Facebook of being singled out for being gay, beaten up by three men and then mistreated by the authorities.
McSwiggan's latest YouTube upload, making fun of gay stereotypes, considered in light of his assault just underscores something I say all the time—doesn't matter how we behave vs. how we stereotypically behave, we're queer and the people who hate that will hate it no matter whether we're flamboyant queens or sweet vloggers or Bob the Builder.
Wishing him all the best for a speedy recovery, and I hope he will use his platform to shed more light on what happened in order to make sure it happens less in the future.