An inevitable effect from the badness of the last post - discrimination eventually manifests as hate and violence. Never forget while people cheerlead against us, demean us and dismiss us, they are responsible for this
There is, naturally, a Trigger warning on this for the violence within
In London there has been a 28% rise in reported anti-gay hate crimes and a similar rise in Scotland I wonder if this is a sign of things getter worse and more violent or just a sign of greater willingness to report? I know from experience that most hate crimes aren't reported – there's too much fear of being outed, too much fear of the police (that has a horrendous homophobic record and many of us have bad experiences) and too much fear of the hassle. So more reporting or more violence? I hope for the former, I fear the latter
The murderers of gay man, Ian Baynam in London have been sentenced. Sentenced to 7, 6 and 2 years. 15 years between them. 7 years maximum for knocking a gay man to the ground and stomping on his head.
A gay man in Market Weighton,Yorkshire has suffered a “vicious” attack by a gang screaming anti-gay slurs
In Manchester, a man was evicted for threatening to firebomb a local gay couple. He has now... returned to the same street yay, effective there. With such masterful strategies why should we worry?
In Barrow, a man has got 6 years for slashing the throat of his gay son's boyfriend 6. Years.
2 Teens in Stoke-On-Trent barged into a gay man's home to kick him in the head and beat him there really are no safe spaces
In North Carolina, an attacker is claiming gay panic defence after he killed his gay room-mate honestly this excuse comes up every damn time
Also in North Carolina, a gay couple's home has been burned down in an apparent arson after over a year of anti-gay harassment
In Louisiana a man was brutally beaten in an attack related to his sexuality. Warning – unpleasant image of the results of what they did to him behind the link
In New York 2 men have been sentenced to 12 and 8 years respectively for a horrendously brutal beating of a gay man
In San Diego, a car fool of homophobes with paint guns and screaming slurs have been shooting GBLT people outside of GBLT buildings
In Alabama a lesbian was beaten by a gang of people. The police were called, ignored what she had to say and horrendously arrested her, not her assailants
In Georgia a gay man was told he would burn in hell by a note thrown through his window – before his home was set on fire
A gay Massachusetts man has had several anti-gay slurs written on his door I am perhaps most disturbed by the number of attacks we're seeing on people's homes - one of the few places most of us feel safe
Also in Toronto, high school students are roaming into the gay village to harass people, shout slurs and throw things
In Cameroon, a gay man was beaten and narrowly escaped being burned alive by a homophobic mob http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-cameroon-young-gay-man-nearly-burned.html
In Sweden a 6 year old was stabbed at preschool for wearing pink, liking nail polish and ballet. He was called both “gay” and “a girl”
In New Zealand, a lesbian couple had their car and house vandalised with slurs – and then their business burned down
In India, a television programme decided to out gay men, on television and broadcast their personal details – including their names.They then called some of these men in “stings” to out them. After that, the fact this hateful programme then labelled them as “deviants” seems almost minor.
Hard to read, but essential to remember