Philip M. Bushong, 23.
Bushong was stabbed fatally by a fellow marine, Michael Poth (20), because he was seen with a gay friend. Bushong was heterosexual, but because of his association with a male friend who was gay, he was assumed homosexual as well.
Michael Poth had prior violent incidents and was already in the process of being dishonorably discharged from the marines.
Poth was charged with second-degree murder while armed.
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He wasn’t even gay.. don’t let this crime go unnoticed.
Eric Unger, a student at Illinois State University, had to have his jaw wired shut after he was beaten off campus on April 21, 2012. He said he was targeted because he is openly gay.
"The last thing I remember is just being blindsided by six or eight guys, and then I woke up on the concrete,” he said.
He was left bruised and bleeding on the ground in the 100 block of west Willow Street in Normal, Ill., off the ISU campus, where Unger goes to school.
He said it all started when someone knocked his cell phone right out of his hand, as he was walking home alone. That’s when a group of six to eight African-American males jumped him.
“Saying ‘I’m gonna beat your a**.’ Things like ‘I’ll kill you,’ like ‘You’re a f**,’” Unger said.
The Full story here. - Jacquel
An Update on Kevin Pennington’s Culprits!
Kevin Pennington was kidnapped and attacked by four people. He was coerced into coming with two women that he knew and the two men were waiting in the truck. They took him to a state park and dragged him out of the truck. While the two men were kicking him and punching him, the women were yelling, “Kill that fa****!” The attack happened last year.
Reblog this to bring awareness to Kevin Pennington’s attack.
Possible conviction could send them to prison for life due to the Matthew Shepard-James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Read more about it here.
So, while doing some research on hate crimes I found this article. Basically stating that hate crimes have risen over time towards LGBs. I’m sorry, what? LGBs? Did you forget a letter? I don’t know if it’s just over analyzing, or they’ve blatantly disregarded the transgendered?
What do you think? Am I over thinking this?
On a side note though, this article was completely redundant.
Want to read it? Here you go: Link.
Hopefully this summer!
We will have our merchandise up and running in order to have a booth at the pride festival!
Take a moment of your time to reblog this, to show respect for the man who was beaten and burnt to death for being gay.
Rest In Peace Stuart Walker. A 28 year old, gay man who was beaten and tied to a lamp-post at the earlier hours of Saturday morning. He was then set on fire, and burnt to death. Homosexuality is found in over 400 species, homophobia is found in one. So, which is natural now?
We will be in Greensboro, NC from April 28th-May 2nd If anyone in greensboro wants to meet up and talk about Stop you can contact us. - Jacquel
Day of Silence!
Day of Silence is in four days. How are you participating?
Still in early stages.
Still looking for a logo designer! So that we can make merchandise for the organization. If you’re interested here is our previous post.
Go ahead and take a look at that, and get back to us!
71 year old woman commits hate crime.
The title says it all. She assaulted a 25 year old man because he was helping her son move. He is a neighbor of their’s. She had been telling people prior to this on Facebook that he was gay and had AIDS and she didn’t want her son to get it.
The man does not have AIDS, however he is gay. She tried to strangle him and attacked him with her cane. Although his injuries weren’t severe it’s still a serious issue. He didn’t put up a fight and was very honorable about the whole thing.
She is in custody for assault with a deadly weapon.
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