Gay bashing

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Gay bashing is as bogus term used by LGBT activists to denote all instances where homosexuals may be or claim to be involved in any dispute. The term implies that homosexuals are always victims and that any disagreement about anything at all is always a physical attack on a poor innocent homosexual victim. If another person challenges LGBT fallacies and propaganda or opposes their demands to change any law, this is categorized as "gay-bashing". The aim of this discourse is to invalidate all other discourse, and to smear the opponent as guilty of physical violence when none has taken place.

LGBT activists collect and exaggerate allegations of homosexuals being "bullied" in schools or elsewhere for polemical purposes, to further their agenda. In fact, it is fairly common for people to be teased or bullied in schools and there is no evidence that it is more likely to happen to homosexuals.

Many LGBT activists fake hate-crimes against themselves to promote the myth of "gay-bashing". A recent example is the TV actor Jussie Smollett, who faked a "gay-bashing" attack on himself, and paid two friends to carry it out. See Fake "Antigay" hate crimes.

LGBT groups and websites encourage young people to make unsubstantiated claims that they have been bullied, to get attention and sympathy and to attract political support for their demands.


How LGBT Activists Distort the Facts

  • Tyler Clementi was male student at Rutgers University who was sharing a bedroom with another freshman. Clementi used the shared bedroom for assignations with older male homosexuals, whom he had contacted via a homosexual link-up website. His roommate was naturally and rightly indignant about this disgusting behavior going on in his own room, invading his privacy. To obtain evidence for a complaint, he secretly filmed what was going on and uploaded it to a social media website. Clementi then tried to insist that he was the victim, in true LGBT tradition. He committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in September 2010. LGBT activists made a huge outcry about him being "gay-bashed" when Clementi was in fact the bully in this situation. Clementi never made any statement about the cause of his suicide or any accusations against his roommate.

In 2012, his roommate, Dharun Ravi, was wrongly convicted in court of "intimidation" simply for telling the truth. He had to spend 20 days in jail and pay $10,000. The conviction was the result of widespread media distortion and hysteria about "gay-bashing". However, after four more years, in 2016, the conviction was overturned, and Ravi was acquitted on appeal. He was an innocent man, a victim of a vicious and inconsiderate roommate. [1]

Other Alleged Cases to be Regarded with Skepticism

  • A 32-year-old man in Paisley, Scotland was bullied and harassed by his employer, a Glasgow publishing firm, before he was fired. He later sued the company and won a £120,000 award.[3]
  • On October 14, 2011, Canadian teenager Jamie Hubley, the son of Ottawa city councillor Allan Hubley, committed suicide after having blogged for a month about the anti-gay bullying he was facing at school.[4] The bullying had begun as early as Grade 7, with students on Jamie's bus attempting to stuff batteries in his mouth because he preferred figure skating over hockey.[5]
  • Phillip Parker, a 14-year-old openly gay student in Tennessee, was found dead in January 20, 2012. He committed suicide because of gay bullying. His father, who is also named Phillip, says that "That's my son. I love him. I miss him. He shouldn't have had to kill himself to be brought to life." Along the body was a letter, which was written: "Please help me mom".[6][7][8]
  • Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old youth in La Grande, Oregon, tried to commit suicide by hanging after intense anti-gay bullying at his high school. After life support was removed, Bell died at the OHSU hospital. His father Joe Bell started a walk across America to raise awareness about gay bullying, but was killed half way through his journey.[9][10]
  • Kenneth Weishuhn, a 14-year-old freshman from South O'Brien High School in Iowa, hanged himself in his family's garage after intense anti-gay bullying, cyberbullying and death threats. His suicide was covered nationally and raised questions about what culpability bullies have in suicides.[11][12]

Legislation

Some U.S. states have implemented laws to address school bullying.
  Law that prohibits discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  Law that prohibits discrimination against students based on sexual orientation only
  Law that prohibits bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  School regulation or ethical code for teachers that address discrimination and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  School regulation or ethical code for teachers that address discrimination and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation only
  Law that forbids school-based instruction of LGBT issues in a positive manner
  Law that forbids local school districts from having anti-bullying policies that enumerate protected classes of students
  Law that prohibits bullying in school but lists no categories of protection
  No statewide law that specifically prohibits bullying in schools

The state of Illinois passed a law (SB3266) in June 2010 that prohibits gay bullying and other forms of bullying in schools.[13]

In the Philippines, legislators implemented Republic Act No. 10627, otherwise known as the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, in schools. According to the said law, gender-based bullying is defined as ˮany act that humiliates or excludes a person on the basis of perceived or actual sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)ˮ.[14]

Support

In response to growing awareness of gay bashing and bullying, a number of support groups have been founded to help LGBT people cope with their abuse.[citation needed] In Europe Stonewall UK,[15] and Anti-Bullying Network[16] are active in the UK, while Russia has the Russian LGBT network.[17]

Notable in the United States is the It Gets Better Project, for which celebrities and ordinary LGBT people make YouTube videos and share messages of hope for gay teens.[18][19][20] The organization works with USA, The Trevor Project[19] and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.[20] The Safe Schools Coalition provides resources for teachers and students where bullying is a problem. Egale Canada works with LGBT Canadian citizens.[21] In Brazil, the Gay Group of Bahia (Grupo Gay da Bahia) provides support.[22][23][24] LGBT South Africans can turn to the South African Human Rights Commission.[25][not in citation given]

See also

Notes


References

  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/10/nyregion/conviction-thrown-out-for-rutgers-student-in-tyler-clementi-case.html
  2. http://www.matthewshepard.org/our-story
  3. "Harassed gay man's £120,000 award". BBC News. Oct 2, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "15-year-old Jamie Hubley's lonely cry for acceptance". Ottawa Citizen, October 17, 2011.
  5. "Mallick: Meet the boy the bullies broke". Toronto Star, October 18, 2011.
  6. "'Please help me mom': Last words of gay teen who committed suicide after relentless bullying". Daily Mail Reporter. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-11-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Phillip Parker, Gay Tennessee Teen, Commits Suicide After Enduring Bullying (VIDEO)". Huffigton Post. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-11-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Phillip Parker Suicide: Bullied Teen's Final Words Were 'Please Help Me Mom'". International Business Times. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-11-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Nichols, James. "Jadin Bell's Father, Joe Bell, Killed While Walking Cross Country For Tribute To Dead Gay Teen". Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Jadin Bell's father Joe Bell of La Grande killed by truck while walking in memory of son". Oregon Live. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Kenneth Weishuhn, Gay Iowa Teen, Commits Suicide After Allegedly Receiving Death Threats". Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Mulvihill, Evan. "Heartbreaking Details Emerge In Suicide Of Out Iowa Teen Kenneth Weishuhn". Queerty. Retrieved 21 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "SB3266 Text".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10627". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Government of the Philippines. Retrieved 10 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Stonewall, Mayor of London Launch Anti-Homophobic Bullying DVD". Uk gay news. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. http://www.antibullying.net/homophobicinfo3.htm
  17. "The Russian LGBT Network". Ilga. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "CBS employees join the It Gets Better Project". CNET. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Adam Lambert Revamps 'Aftermath' for The Trevor Project". MTV. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Dan Savage: For Gay Teens, Life 'Gets Better'". NPR. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Gay Rights Organization Egale Canada Applauds Decision On Dire Straits Song". City news. Retrieved Aug 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. http://www.ggb.org.br/ggb-ingles.html
  23. "Grupo Gay da Bahia "premia" Dilma como inimiga número 1 dos homossexuais". Repórter Alagoas (in portuguese). 03-9-2012. Retrieved 2013-01-14. Check date values in: |date= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. "kit anti-homofobia: grupo Gay da Bahia dá troféu de "inimiga da causa" a presidente Dilma Rousseff". TV Recôncavo (in portuguese). 03-10-2012. Retrieved 2013-01-14. Check date values in: |date= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/index.php?ipkContentID=1&ipkMenuID=28

Further reading

  • Duncan, Neil (2001). Sexual Bullying: Gender Conflict and Pupil Culture in Secondary Schools. UK: Routledge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Meyer, Elizabeth (2009). Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools. USA: Teacher’s College Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Cyberbullying and the LGBT Community. USA: Human Rights Campaign.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "You Have to Be Strong to Be Gay": Bullying and Educational Attainment in LGB New Zealanders. New Zealand: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Traversing the Margins: Intersectionalities in the Bullying of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. New Zealand: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Homophobic Bullying and Same-Sex Desire in Anglo-American Schools: An Historical Perspective. New Zealand: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Boswell, John (1980). Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century. ISBN 978-0-226-06711-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • Edsall, Nicholas C. (2003). Toward Stonewall: Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World. U. of Virginia Press. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-8139-2543-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • D'Emilio, John; Freedman, Estelle B. (1997). Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, Second Edition. ISBN 978-0-226-14264-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Fone, Byrne (2001). Homophobia: A History. ISBN 978-0-312-42030-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Hatheway, Jay (2003). The Gilded Age Construction of Modern American Homophobia. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-312-23492-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Jenness, Valerie; Richman, Kimberly D. (2002). "Anti-Gay and Lesbian Violence and Its Discontents". In Richardson, Diane; Seidman, Steven. Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies. pp. 403+.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Jenness, Valerie; Grattet, Ryken (2001). Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement. ISBN 978-0-87154-409-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Johnson, David K. (2004). The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-40190-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kantor, Martin (1998). Homophobia: Description, Development, and Dynamics of Gay Bashing. ISBN 978-0-275-95530-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Minton, Henry L. (2002). Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America. U. of Chicago Press. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-226-53044-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • Downs, Alan (2005). The Velvet Rage, Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World. Da Capo Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Pascoe, CJ (2007). "Dude, You're a Fag", Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520271487.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Olweus, Dan (1993). Bullying at School, What We Know and What We Can Do. Blackwell. ISBN 0631192395.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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