Violence. Period.

There’s too much hate in the world. Not only against LGBT folk, but of course that’s the main focus. Why has it become such a huge problem to be different than others? To have different skin color, to practice a different religion, to believe that weapons should be regulated (here in the US), but above all that love is for all, to whoever your heart deems worthy? Why are we allowing hate to rule us? To shame us. To destroy love. It makes me sick every time there’s an article of this nature, but I don’t know what the answer is anymore, because the majority still don’t want love to win.

TORONTO — When Alihan finally made his way home, he could barely move. His badly bruised back had a rotting smell to it he couldn’t get rid of, no matter how much he showered. He had been beaten so badly during the weeks he spent in prison without charge that the blood under his skin began to dry, curl, and become infected. He had a high fever and needed help using to the washroom, but his family was too afraid to bring him to a hospital or a specialist.

A soft-spoken man in his twenties with short brown hair, Alihan is one of dozens of men the authorities have identified as gay who have been captured and beaten in the Russian republic of Chechnya since last February.

“I could have died,” Alihan told BuzzFeed News in an interview conducted in Russian. “When I stood up, I couldn’t breathe.”

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Personal rant

Pardon me while I get a little personal today. I’m just at the point now that I’m ready to give up on everything. There’s so much hatred in the world today and not all of it directed solely at the LGBT community.

My best friend’s daughter is in a relationship with a guy and they have two lovely little boys together. Not married, but as good as. They live in a small town that doesn’t have much to offer any more, but they get by. The son-in-law has a recording studio in their home with which he makes money. Or at least they used to, until some fuckwad broke into their home last night, SHOT the SiL and stole all the equipment. Fuckwad told SiL not to try stopping them, to which SiL told him to take whatever he wanted and Fuckwad still shot SiL. By the grace of all the gods in the universe, the shot was in the shoulder. WHY?

States like North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama (not to mention countless others) doing all they can to show brotherly hatred toward people who may be different from their idea of perfection, rather than brotherly love. With representatives like these NOT VERY Christ-like Christians, why would anyone in their right mind want to follow a god who is clearly okay with how they treat other people?

All of this not to mention the extreme hatred of Muslims around the world that only seems to grow with each passing day. As if Catholicism or Protestantism or any other religion out there is superior to Muslims. We lump them all together and believe them all to be extremists, yet you wouldn’t ever hear of all Catholics being called pedophiles just because some priests were found guilty of doing so.

I’m ready to give up on this entire fucking planet. I’d leave if it weren’t for the few people I have anchoring me in place.

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More Hatred in NC

You know, politicians want you to believe that the terrorists like ISIS/ISL are the terrorists we need to focus on. Meanwhile, terrorists in our own backyard will destroy this country from within like a fucking cancer. I am ASHAMED to say that any part of my family is from that horrible state. I have cousins that live there now, but I know they embrace the hatred so as far as I’m concerned, they are nobodies.

The atmosphere in North Carolina is growing more hostile by the day. Now that LGBTQ discrimination is officially legal in the Tar Heel State, antigay terrorists have decided to kick things up a notch by burning rainbow flags outside of LGBTQ-friendly churches.

After the state’s homophobic governor Pat McCrory signed HB2 into law last month, effectively legalizing hate and discrimination against LGBTQ people in North Carolina, the United Church of Christ in Hillsborough raised two rainbow flags as a show of solidarity with the gay community.

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6 People Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay Pride March

Right now it’s hard for me to see how any of this would make a difference (due to personal issues happening this week for my girlfriend and her family), but if you pray, please do so for these people who were stabbed. If you’re pagan or something similar, send good vibes. Ask the Universe to watch over them. I could say that I wish this didn’t happen, but the reality I see is that it will always happen when churches and synagogs preach hatred.

JERUSALEM, July 30 (Reuters) – An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago.

About 5,000 people celebrating the event were marching along an avenue when a man jumped into the crowd, apparently from a supermarket, and plunged a knife into some of the participants, witnesses said.

“We heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground,” Shai Aviyor, a witness interviewed on Israel’s Channel 2, said.

It was the worst attack in years on the event in Jerusalem, a divided city where the religious population is more prominent than in other parts of Israel and highlighted the tension nationwide among disparate social groups.

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