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Thursday, June 24, 2010

On Violence Against Gays - Can You Help?

Art: Fabiano Spadari
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?

The story of a 14 year old boy who was beaten and strangled to death last Sunday by a group of skinheads who preach intolerance against gays. It happened in Rio de Janeiro. They have been caught and are now under temporary arrest.

As this is not a crime that has occurred in the South side where the rich live, we can make our voices heard internationally by taking up the cause ourselves and at least try to lower the statistics in that violent part of this country. For the memory of Alexandre.Please help by writing about it or retweeting this. A million thanks.


  1. I could never bring myself to read these type of entries...

  2. I made a whole post out of it in my blog
    check it out

  3. I have checked it, Raulito. Thank you so much for helping me spread the word.