Hate 2000 Newsletter July 19, 2006
are concerned about the state of war between the Palestinian
Authority, Lebanon-based Islamic groups and Israel. The thoughts and
prayers of the volunteers at Stop Hate 2000 go out to those who have
lost loved ones in the fighting and to those who are living in fear
due to the state of war. The state of war existing in
the middle-east illustrates how quickly religious hatred can turn
into armed conflict.
correspondent's email reminded us that this month marks the first
anniversary of the execution of two gay Iranian teenagers. The
anniversary of their execution draws our attention to the plight of
gay people around the world. Gay, lesbian and bisexual people are
among the most widely persecuted groups in the world. An article
about the execution of the gay Iranian teenagers can be read on the
Gay.Com UK web site.
Pride is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem starting on August 6.
A Gay.Com UK and Ireland
article reports that some of the speeches given by religious leaders
could be classified as a hate crime. A few quotes that appear to be
Stop Hate 2000 web complex has a few additions. Three editorials were
added in the last week. The editorials can be found by clicking
There are new book reviews on the Stop Hate web site. The first book
review is of the book Galileo
in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius.
An Amnesty International book reviewed is
Demanding Respect: Police Abuses Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender People in the U.S.A. .
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few of the news stories we have been following appear below:
headline reads “Kentucky State Senator Calls Log Cabin “a
Bunch of Queers.” Name calling is a common bullying tactic.
Based on the article, it appears some political figures are not
above bullying gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
365Gay.Com article reports on a national conference to try to
end the gay panic defense. Gay panic has been used as a defense in
the hate crimes murders of Matthew Shepard, Gwen Araujo and others.
are news reports a 22 year old Taiwanese man claims his parents
drugged him and had him committed to the psychiatric ward of a
hospital. The article states his parents were trying to force him
to become straight. More information about the news story can be
found on the 365Gay.Com
article we read a lesbian won damages for discrimination in a home
for the mentally disabled.
Gay.Com UK article tells of a gay man held in man seeking asylum
in Australia who claims he was abused, ridiculed and sexually
assaulted while held an Australian detention center.
book, Pink Blood, was briefly mentioned in recent newsletters. We
are mentioning it again in this newsletter, because the book is a
must read for people interested in homophobia-based hate crimes.
Information about the book can be found on the Pinkblood
web site. The book can
be purchased at www.amazon.ca
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