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Saturday, February 6, 2010

On Violence Against Gays

Homophobic attacks are not mythological. They are real and they they happen every day in big cities and in small ones all over the world.

In Brazil, they are alarmingly common. According to one official in Rio de Janeiro, Cláudio Nascimento, over the last decade, 3 thousand homosexuals have been murdered and 64% of them have been victims of violence and that includes gay men and women, bisexuals, transvestites and transsexuals.

Many countries around the world have their hands dirty with the blood of people who have been killed simply because they are not the conventional mold. What is conventional? Does anybody know?

Art: Fabiano Spadari


  1. No idea. I guess "convention" is an excuse held against some people by other people who can come up with anything better to justify their hate.

  2. I agree. It's just an excuse for hate. They have no other reason for hating. Intolerance of anyone, for any reason, can never be justified by any other reason but hate. No other reason makes sense, because these people only see their victims as solely the characteristics or aspects of people that they hate. They are not seeing the individuals as human beings with thoughts, feelings, values, or rights. Just as loathsome things to hate.