Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is what homophobia looks like

Jack Price, a gay man, was recently beaten by two attackers in Queens so severely that he now finds himself in a medically-induced coma. This is sadly not an uncommon event in this country. Surveillance video has come to light of the incident and warrants watching. It depicts what happens when two men, motivated by a hatred of gay people, proceed to act out on that hatred. By so doing, they harm not only the victim they attack but they also terrorize an entire community of gay people. This is a hate crime. Please call your US Senator to ask him or her to support the Matthew Shepard hate crimes bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives but awaiting passage in the Senate, where it is far from certain to be passed.

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