Hard to believe that two short years ago, so many lives were changed forever by the hate in one man’s heart. Support the Kickstarter campaign shown at the bottom of the photo gallery on the link below.
Sometimes I truly wonder if we live in a progressive country.
Two gay men were holding hands while walking home from a nightclub early Sunday morning in Denver when a man attacked the couple, stabbing them multiple times.
“We were just walking and I guess he didn’t like what he saw … that we were holding hands,” Chris Huizar, 19, told local outlet 9News on Sunday.
Huizar and his boyfriend, Gabriel Roman, 23, were walking home from a dance club called The Church just after midnight when the two said they heard a man yell “fuckin’ faggots” before he attacked the couple with a folding knife. Huizar was stabbed in the neck and Roman was stabbed in the hand and back before they were able to escape.
Such a tragedy that this has happened a mere five days into the new year. And by someone she thought loved her.
Rest in Peace Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien.
So very sad that anyone’s family had to experience death at the hands of this mad man. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s something we can ever change. It’s part of the fabric of this country.
A gay man was killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, it has emerged.
Cameron Robinson, 28, was shot dead on Sunday night while with his boyfriend Bobby Eardley, 36.
Bobby took shrapnel to the back as gunman Stephen Paddock killed at least 59 people and injured another 527 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Well this is surprising news, I must say. I’m glad she’s been arrested, though. I’m tired of these women pleading ignorance when I’m quite sure the opposite is true.
Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen, has been arrested in California, where she faces charges for aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice. After her husband killed 49 people inside Orlando’s gay nightclub this June, Salman relocated to San Francisco and will make her first appearance tomorrow.
I am loathe to admit that 18 years ago I was in my own little world, ignorant of what went on beyond who I was at the time. My heart breaks for anyone who is ever attacked or even simply ignored and treated as a non-entity because of who they are.
It was 18 years ago today that Matthew Shepard died from severe head injuries after being abducted and tortured by two men who left him to die – tied to a fence – near the town of Laramie, Wyoming.
The college student was just 21.
The attackers were arrested and eventually sentenced to two-consecutive life sentences each for one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.
‘October is always a very difficult month because it’s the anniversary,’ Shepard’s high school friend, Michele Josue, said last week after a screening on the Paramount Studios lot of her documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.
‘He was a wonderful human being and we miss him terribly.’
You are seven levels of stupid if you’re going to announce your intentions far in advance and quite publicly so the police and your target can prepare for whatever you think you’re going to do.
Police in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. suburb are looking for a man with an extensive criminal record who posted a frightening threat on Facebook: “It’s time to clean up Wilton Manors from all you AIDS-infested losers,” and “None of you deserve to live. If you losers thought the Pulse Nightclub shooting was bad, wait ’til you see what I’m planning for Labor Day.”
This is a poem from a young woman – Patience Carter – who was lucky enough to be one of those who didn’t die at the nightclub massacre. Yet she feels guilt because there are 49 other individuals who didn’t make it. Survivor’s guilt is a real thing and we must embrace Ms Carter and all others in her situation. It’s not their fault any of this happened and there’s no real answer of why she survived when others didn’t.
The guilt of feeling grateful to be alive is heavy.
Wanting to smile about surviving but not sure if the people around you are ready.
As the world mourns the victims killed and viciously slain,
I feel guilty about screaming about my legs and pain,
Because I could feel nothing like the other 49,
Who weren’t so lucky to feel this pain of mine.
I never thought in a million years that this could happen.
I never thought in a million years that my eyes could witness something so tragic.
Looking at the souls leaving the bodies of individuals.
Looking at the killer’s machine gun throughout my right peripheral.
Looking at the blood and debris covered on everyone’s faces.
Looking at the gunman’s feet under the stall as he paces.
The guilt of feeling lucky to be alive is heavy.
It’s like the weight of the ocean’s walls crushing uncontrolled by levies.
It’s like being drug through the grass with a shattered leg and thrown in the back of a Chevy.
It’s like being rushed to the hospital and told you’re going to make it, when you laid beside individuals whose lives were brutally taken.
The guilt of being alive is heavy.
© 2016 Patience Carter
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Kimberly Morris, 37
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25
Amanda Alvear, 25
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
I’m sorry, but police officers are not psychologists. No matter what was said, you’re a bit naive if you think sexuality wasn’t a bigger factor than claimed.
Los Angeles police detectives said this week that the primary reason a man fatally shot his adult son was not because his son was gay, as prosecutors previously alleged over the weekend.
LAPD homicide Detective John Doerbecker told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Shehada Issa’s anger over the sexual orientation of his 38-year-old son, Amir Issa, was a factor in his murder, but not the main motivation.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office previously said Amir was 29.
Doerbecker told the Times that Shehada was possibly trying to cover up that he had stabbed his wife to death the previous day.