T he horrific killing of Matthew Shepard in is widely seen as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in American history. They pistol whipped him with a gun then tied him to a fence in freezing conditions and set fire to him before leaving him to die. Politicians and celebrities pledged support and funding to combat anti-gay hate crime.
Flowers hang from the picket fence where Matthew Shepard was tied, beaten, and left outside of Laramie, Wyoming. On October 6,Matthew Shepard, a year-old freshman at the University of Wyoming, was strung up to a fence with a length of rope on a remote country road, beaten, kicked, pistol-whipped, robbed, and left to die. Each was given two consecutive life sentences.
Meduza presents a few obvious counterarguments to this claim. Earlier this spring, the newspaper Novaya Gazeta revealed a mass police crackdown on gay men in Chechnya, where more than individuals have reportedly been locked up in secret detention centers and tortured into giving up the names of other gay men. So far, at least three of these prisoners have died in custody, journalists say.
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging.
Printable PDF. Despite the fact that advocacy groups like NOW have worked for over three decades to halt the epidemic of gender-based violence and sexual assault, the numbers are still shocking. It is time to renew our national pledge, from the President and Congress on down to City Councils all across the nation to END violence against women and men, girls and boys.
The death penalty for homosexuality was historically implemented by a number of countries worldwide. It currently remains a legal punishment in several countries and regions, all of which have sharia -based criminal laws. Being prescribed by the law does not necessarily mean that the penalty is carried out in practice.
Qui sommes-nous? Brazil: homosexuality, religious beliefs and intolerance. Jessica Robineau, translated by Bartlett Kitty.
Even before the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Politicians have been divided on how to define the Orlando tragedy. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, has omitted any mention of gays when talking about the massacre, and Representative Pete Sessions of Texas has said the site of the shooting was not a gay club.
Qualitative Sociology. Qualitative data from three sources are combined to assess lifestyle characteristics of homosexual victims of violent crimes. Data sources include studies of homosexual fathers, participants in public restroom sex and homosexual victims of murder.