Archive for October, 2011
- Brazil is the 3rd country in South America legalising same-sex marriage
- New left government in Denmark certain to introduce same-sex marriage
- No gay president for Ireland: David Norris concedes defeat
- Huge rally against gay discrimination in Taiwan sees 50,000 marching
- Jamaica’s laws criminalizing homosexuality get first legal challenge
- Lesbian student crowned homecoming king at local High School
- U.S. Christian university forces staff to declare heterosexuality
- Wingnut calls gay kiss in High School play forced indoctrination
- Anti-gay Boy Scouts covered up thousands of cases of child molestation
- Less than 1% of cases where Patriot Act was used were terrorism-related
- Police officer throws flash grenade into crowd trying to help injured protester
- U.S. demanding more info of Google users & removal of police brutality videos
- Colombian President says he would support worldwide legalization of softer drugs
- U.S. House of Reps copyright bill proposes national censorship of YouTube & Co.
- Fresh German police-malware uncovered; police defence revealed as lies
- U.S. Justice Department wants to lie if people use Freedom of Information Act
- Videos spark investigation of child abuse at Californian youth boot camp
A 15-year-old teenager at a High School in Ohio is left with a chipped tooth and a possible concussion after a classmate brutally ambushed and attacked him earlier this week for being gay. The assault, watched by classmates who did nothing, was captured on cell-phone video and posted to Facebook. Towelroad has more on the incident. The attacker got 3 days off from school. Surely that will teach him.
Rick Mercer, a political satirist from Canada, posted a rant (which means he aimlessly runs through some back alleys while giving the camera his angry face) on YouTube about the suicide of queer teenager Jamie Hubley and bullying in general. He wants cops to be called on bullies and asks public gay figures to get off their asses and do a bit more than just waving their rainbow flag.
The number of 300 suicides of teens per year pertains only Canada by the way. Be assured that this number is a lot higher in the U.S. and that there are many cases that never make it into these statistics. Meanwhile some teachers still think the numbers aren’t high enough and would like to see more kids killing themselves or just stop being gay. Yes, these were the words of an actual teacher.
UPDATE: I’ve added a link regarding the last statement of this post that forgot to include when this article was first posted. Sorry about that.