Montana Man Gay Bashed - on His Birthday

Aug 8, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

A 22-year-old gay man from Montana says he was beaten outside a nightclub on his birthday last weekend because he is gay, the Montana newspaper the Missoulian reported.

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Brian

Houston, TX

#1 Aug 8, 2012
Very sad. About twice a week I hear about an LGBT person being beaten up or killed, because they're LGBT. However, there is no outrage in the press.
This past week there was a shooting at a Sikh temple in WI. The press went nuts over this. While I don't think Sikhs should be subject to this kind of torture any more than gays, there are many more instances of violence to gays and the press seems to ignore it.
Ricster02150

Nashua, NH

#2 Aug 8, 2012
This came out as a scam.

http://www.towleroad.com/2012/08/baken.html

I think it's just as disgusting to fabricate attacks as it is to actually attack people.
SPEEDIEG

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 8, 2012
The press does ignore violence toward GLBT folks but this is another example of a faked attack. They will report on that of course. Faking attacks only hurts our community, there are plenty of real ones. Don't make a mockery of those individuals real torment by faking attacks.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Aug 8, 2012
The brat needs to be taken out behind the bar and given a serious talking-to ... AND some bruises to really remember.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Aug 8, 2012
Ricster02150 wrote:
This came out as a scam.
http://www.towleroad.com/2012/08/baken.html
I think it's just as disgusting to fabricate attacks as it is to actually attack people.
It's even more disgusting than an actual attack. The initial reaction in the community is just as bad as a real attack: Anger, vulnerability, worthlessness, etc.

Then when it comes out the creep made it all up, the people who support us wonder what we're always whining about. And other people use the incident to detract from real crimes.

Faking any crime abuses social resources like police. They're not only unavailable if a real incident arises, they're less likely to take the next incident as seriously.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#8 Aug 8, 2012
"The boy who cried wolf was working for the wolf!"

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Aug 8, 2012
I wonder what motivated him - perhaps it was intended to be an insurance scam or maybe he was going to try to collect money from people.

As I get older, I am really beginning to believe that the gay male community has more narcissists and users than the general community. Whether this is due to childhood oppression, genes or something else I do not know.

Some people in our community get pissed when they see outrageous drag queens or leather get-ups. But these are just costumes and they are entertaining. Plus drag queens started Stonewall, at least allegedly. What pisses me off more is when I see a bunch of stupid fags [straight people, you should no more use this word than white peope should use the "N" word, but I can if I want to, just as black people use the "N" word],
parading around with their asses high up in the air talking about how beautiful and wonderful they are. I think they man who fabricated this probably falls into that category.

If this is airing our dirty linen in public, so be it. Dirty linen needs to be cleaned.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Aug 8, 2012
JohnInToronto wrote:
I wonder what motivated him - perhaps it was intended to be an insurance scam or maybe he was going to try to collect money from people.
As I get older, I am really beginning to believe that the gay male community has more narcissists and users than the general community. Whether this is due to childhood oppression, genes or something else I do not know.
Some people in our community get pissed when they see outrageous drag queens or leather get-ups. But these are just costumes and they are entertaining. Plus drag queens started Stonewall, at least allegedly. What pisses me off more is when I see a bunch of stupid fags [straight people, you should no more use this word than white peope should use the "N" word, but I can if I want to, just as black people use the "N" word],
parading around with their asses high up in the air talking about how beautiful and wonderful they are. I think they man who fabricated this probably falls into that category.
If this is airing our dirty linen in public, so be it. Dirty linen needs to be cleaned.
I can't speak from first-hand knowledge, but my understanding is that he was drunk and goofing off with his friends when he decided to do a backflip off a curb, miscalculated the extra few inches to the street and landed off-balance.

The only problem I see with this is that he felt it was "less embarassing" (my words) to declare that he had been attacked and beaten, than to say he was being a goof and screwed up.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Aug 8, 2012
Ok - not "the only problem" (there are many with this scenario), but one big problem with it.

Why he chose to declare he had been attacked is something only he can answer, but what brought him to make this claim in the first place? There are many issues about this that are disconcerting.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#12 Aug 8, 2012
JohnInToronto wrote:
I wonder what motivated him - perhaps it was intended to be an insurance scam or maybe he was going to try to collect money from people.
As I get older, I am really beginning to believe that the gay male community has more narcissists and users than the general community. Whether this is due to childhood oppression, genes or something else I do not know.
Some people in our community get pissed when they see outrageous drag queens or leather get-ups. But these are just costumes and they are entertaining. Plus drag queens started Stonewall, at least allegedly. What pisses me off more is when I see a bunch of stupid fags [straight people, you should no more use this word than white peope should use the "N" word, but I can if I want to, just as black people use the "N" word],
parading around with their asses high up in the air talking about how beautiful and wonderful they are. I think they man who fabricated this probably falls into that category.
If this is airing our dirty linen in public, so be it. Dirty linen needs to be cleaned.
Yeah, the drag queens DID start, and powered, the pushback at the Stonewall. No "allegedly" about it. Everyone, including cops involved ALL agree on that.

We have nothing to be ashamed of as a group, though this jackass certainly does and if he can't see that some bears should explain it to him loud and clear.

The message MUST go out to the gay community at large, LOUD AND CLEAR:

"This is not acceptable. Pull something like this and not only will you have to deal with the Law, you'll have to face US, and you REALLY don't want to do that! Your actions disrespect and hurt ALL of us, and we'll ALL take a piece outta you!"
mauro merlino

Martellago, Italy

#13 Aug 8, 2012
Vi invio questo nostro Articolo, sono Mauro Merlino Vicepresidente dell'Associazione Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk :
Presidenti Associazione Marco Bottaro e Angela Paradiso-I locali gay promiscui devono chiudere i battenti? E’ questa la proposta avanzata nei giorni scorsi dai membri dell’associazione ”Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk” che al Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e al Presidente del Consiglio Monti chiedono espressamente di promulgare un disegno di legge atto alla chiusura dei locali frequentati da clienti omosessuali e promiscui, fra i quali vengono menzionate le saune, i Battuage e le dark room.
A rend
erlo noto sono stati i membri dell’Associazione gay Harvey Milk, che si battono affinché l’odio contro le persone omosessuali possa essere cancellato una volta per tutte.

“Fermare per sempre l’omofobia nel nostr
o Paese, fermare la pedofilia, la transfobia e il razzismo in tutto il mondo, avere i nostri diritti umani e civili, avere una legge contro il reato dell’omofobia, avere il diritto di sposare la persona che si ama, avere il diritto di adottare dei bambini”, sono questi gli obiettivi prefissi dall’associazione, che alle Forze dell’Ordine chiedono adesso un aiuto concreto affinché possano essere arginati alcuni spiacevoli fenomeni definiti “scandalosi”.

All’interno dei locali “sotto accusa” si farebbe infatti un eccessivo consumo di sostanze stupefacenti, e sarebbero servite bevande alcoliche anche ai clienti minorenni. All’esterno inoltre avverrebbero continuamente episodi di brutale violenza, spesso ”provocati” proprio dall’orientamento sessuale dei clienti dei locali.

“Chiediamo a voi alte cariche dello Stato di provvedere inoltre al contenimento, alla restrizione e all’eliminazione di siti web pornografici e chat, per la grandissima minaccia concreta e tangibile della pedofilia”, fanno sapere i membri dell’associazione, che dal canto loro si dicono pronti a cooperare “perché troviamo sia giusto e doveroso poter collaborare e camminare insieme per la costruzione di politiche sociali anti-discriminatorie”.

“Se le nostre richieste di democrazia, libertŕ e tutela non saranno riconosciute e garantite dal nostro Governo e dalle vostre persone – fa perň sapere Mauro Merlino, Vicepresidente dell’Associazione Harvey Milk – faremo un esposto all’Alta Corte Del Parlamento Europeo e all’Onu chiedendo il loro appoggio, aiuto e sostegno per mettere in mora questo Paese, visto che il nostro Governo rimane cieco e sordo di fronte alla legittima richiesta di diritti civili e umani”.
david traversa

Argentina

#14 Aug 8, 2012
Another act of desperation from the losers..

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#15 Aug 8, 2012
fr mauro merlino:

>Vi invio questo nostro ...<

Could this be translated, please?
Donate2NOM

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Aug 8, 2012
Ricster02150 wrote:
This came out as a scam.
http://www.towleroad.com/2012/08/baken.html
I think it's just as disgusting to fabricate attacks as it is to actually attack people.
It's ALWAYS just another scam.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Aug 8, 2012
mauro merlino wrote:
Vi invio questo nostro Articolo, sono Mauro Merlino Vicepresidente dell'Associazione Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk :
Presidenti Associazione Marco Bottaro e Angela Paradiso-I locali gay promiscui devono chiudere i battenti? E’ questa la proposta avanzata nei giorni scorsi dai membri dell’associazione ”Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk” che al Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e al Presidente del Consiglio Monti chiedono espressamente di promulgare un disegno di legge atto alla chiusura dei locali frequentati da clienti omosessuali e promiscui, fra i quali vengono menzionate le saune, i Battuage e le dark room.
A rend
erlo noto sono stati i membri dell’Associazione gay Harvey Milk, che si battono affinché l’odio contro le persone omosessuali possa essere cancellato una volta per tutte.
“Fermare per sempre l’omofobia nel nostr
o Paese, fermare la pedofilia, la transfobia e il razzismo in tutto il mondo, avere i nostri diritti umani e civili, avere una legge contro il reato dell’omofobia, avere il diritto di sposare la persona che si ama, avere il diritto di adottare dei bambini”, sono questi gli obiettivi prefissi dall’associazione, che alle Forze dell’Ordine chiedono adesso un aiuto concreto affinché possano essere arginati alcuni spiacevoli fenomeni definiti “scandalosi”.
All’interno dei locali “sotto accusa” si farebbe infatti un eccessivo consumo di sostanze stupefacenti, e sarebbero servite bevande alcoliche anche ai clienti minorenni. All’esterno inoltre avverrebbero continuamente episodi di brutale violenza, spesso ”provocati” proprio dall’orientamento sessuale dei clienti dei locali.
“Chiediamo a voi alte cariche dello Stato di provvedere inoltre al contenimento, alla restrizione e all’eliminazione di siti web pornografici e chat, per la grandissima minaccia concreta e tangibile della pedofilia”, fanno sapere i membri dell’associazione, che dal canto loro si dicono pronti a cooperare “perché troviamo sia giusto e doveroso poter collaborare e camminare insieme per la costruzione di politiche sociali anti-discriminatorie”.
“Se le nostre richieste di democrazia, libertŕ e tutela non saranno riconosciute e garantite dal nostro Governo e dalle vostre persone – fa perň sapere Mauro Merlino, Vicepresidente dell’Associazione Harvey Milk – faremo un esposto all’Alta Corte Del Parlamento Europeo e all’Onu chiedendo il loro appoggio, aiuto e sostegno per mettere in mora questo Paese, visto che il nostro Governo rimane cieco e sordo di fronte alla legittima richiesta di diritti civili e umani”.
Ok - one part at a time - had to use a web translator, but here goes:

I send you our Article, are Mauro Merlino Vice-president of the Association Gay Activists Harvey Milk : Presidents Association: Marco Bottaro and Angela Paradise-THE local gay promiscuous must close their doors? It is&#128;&#153; this the proposal advanced in recent days by members of the&#128; &#153;association "&#128;ťGay Activists Harvey Milk" and the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Council Monti expressly ask to promulgate a law adapted to close the premises frequented by customers homosexuals and promiscuous, among which are mentioned saunas, Battuage and the dark room. To make this known were the members of the Association gay Harvey Milk, who are fighting so that hatred against homosexuals can be deleted once and for all.

"Stop for ever the homophobia in our Country, stop the paedophilia, the transfobia and racism in the world, have our human and civil rights, have a law against the offense of the homophobia, have the right to marry the person that you love, have the right to adopt children", these are the objectives prefixes from the association, that the police are asking now a concrete aid so that they may be redoubling efforts some unpleasant phenomena defined "scandalous".

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Aug 8, 2012
mauro merlino wrote:
Vi invio questo nostro Articolo, sono Mauro Merlino Vicepresidente dell'Associazione Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk :
Presidenti Associazione Marco Bottaro e Angela Paradiso-I locali gay promiscui devono chiudere i battenti? E’ questa la proposta avanzata nei giorni scorsi dai membri dell’associazione ”Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk” che al Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e al Presidente del Consiglio Monti chiedono espressamente di promulgare un disegno di legge atto alla chiusura dei locali frequentati da clienti omosessuali e promiscui, fra i quali vengono menzionate le saune, i Battuage e le dark room.
A rend
erlo noto sono stati i membri dell’Associazione gay Harvey Milk, che si battono affinché l’odio contro le persone omosessuali possa essere cancellato una volta per tutte.
“Fermare per sempre l’omofobia nel nostr
o Paese, fermare la pedofilia, la transfobia e il razzismo in tutto il mondo, avere i nostri diritti umani e civili, avere una legge contro il reato dell’omofobia, avere il diritto di sposare la persona che si ama, avere il diritto di adottare dei bambini”, sono questi gli obiettivi prefissi dall’associazione, che alle Forze dell’Ordine chiedono adesso un aiuto concreto affinché possano essere arginati alcuni spiacevoli fenomeni definiti “scandalosi”.
All’interno dei locali “sotto accusa” si farebbe infatti un eccessivo consumo di sostanze stupefacenti, e sarebbero servite bevande alcoliche anche ai clienti minorenni. All’esterno inoltre avverrebbero continuamente episodi di brutale violenza, spesso ”provocati” proprio dall’orientamento sessuale dei clienti dei locali.
“Chiediamo a voi alte cariche dello Stato di provvedere inoltre al contenimento, alla restrizione e all’eliminazione di siti web pornografici e chat, per la grandissima minaccia concreta e tangibile della pedofilia”, fanno sapere i membri dell’associazione, che dal canto loro si dicono pronti a cooperare “perché troviamo sia giusto e doveroso poter collaborare e camminare insieme per la costruzione di politiche sociali anti-discriminatorie”.
“Se le nostre richieste di democrazia, libertŕ e tutela non saranno riconosciute e garantite dal nostro Governo e dalle vostre persone – fa perň sapere Mauro Merlino, Vicepresidente dell’Associazione Harvey Milk – faremo un esposto all’Alta Corte Del Parlamento Europeo e all’Onu chiedendo il loro appoggio, aiuto e sostegno per mettere in mora questo Paese, visto che il nostro Governo rimane cieco e sordo di fronte alla legittima richiesta di diritti civili e umani”.
Here's the rest:

Within the local "accused" would be in fact an excessive consumption of drugs, and would serve alcoholic beverages to underage customers. On the outside also occur continuously episodes of brutal violence, often "caused" by the sexual orientation of the customers of the local.

"We call on you high offices of State to provide in addition to the containment, the restriction and to the elimination of websites pornographic, and chat, to the very great threat concrete and tangible of the pedophilia", they know the members of the association, who in turn say they are ready to cooperate "because we are both right and proper to be able to collaborate and walk together to the construction of social policies anti-discriminatory".

"If our demands for democracy, freedom and protection will not be recognized and guaranteed by our government and by your people - know Mauro Merlino, Vice President of the Association Harvey Milk - we will do a exposed to the High Court of the European Parliament and the Un asking for their support , aid and support to put formal notice this country, given that our Government remains deaf and blind in front of the legitimate demand for civil and human rights".

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Aug 8, 2012
mauro merlino wrote:
Vi invio questo nostro Articolo, sono Mauro Merlino Vicepresidente dell'Associazione Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk :
Presidenti Associazione Marco Bottaro e Angela Paradiso-I locali gay promiscui devono chiudere i battenti? E’ questa la proposta avanzata nei giorni scorsi dai membri dell’associazione ”Attivisti Gay Harvey Milk” che al Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e al Presidente del Consiglio Monti chiedono espressamente di promulgare un disegno di legge atto alla chiusura dei locali frequentati da clienti omosessuali e promiscui, fra i quali vengono menzionate le saune, i Battuage e le dark room.
A rend
erlo noto sono stati i membri dell’Associazione gay Harvey Milk, che si battono affinché l’odio contro le persone omosessuali possa essere cancellato una volta per tutte.
“Fermare per sempre l’omofobia nel nostr
o Paese, fermare la pedofilia, la transfobia e il razzismo in tutto il mondo, avere i nostri diritti umani e civili, avere una legge contro il reato dell’omofobia, avere il diritto di sposare la persona che si ama, avere il diritto di adottare dei bambini”, sono questi gli obiettivi prefissi dall’associazione, che alle Forze dell’Ordine chiedono adesso un aiuto concreto affinché possano essere arginati alcuni spiacevoli fenomeni definiti “scandalosi”.
All’interno dei locali “sotto accusa” si farebbe infatti un eccessivo consumo di sostanze stupefacenti, e sarebbero servite bevande alcoliche anche ai clienti minorenni. All’esterno inoltre avverrebbero continuamente episodi di brutale violenza, spesso ”provocati” proprio dall’orientamento sessuale dei clienti dei locali.
“Chiediamo a voi alte cariche dello Stato di provvedere inoltre al contenimento, alla restrizione e all’eliminazione di siti web pornografici e chat, per la grandissima minaccia concreta e tangibile della pedofilia”, fanno sapere i membri dell’associazione, che dal canto loro si dicono pronti a cooperare “perché troviamo sia giusto e doveroso poter collaborare e camminare insieme per la costruzione di politiche sociali anti-discriminatorie”.
“Se le nostre richieste di democrazia, libertŕ e tutela non saranno riconosciute e garantite dal nostro Governo e dalle vostre persone – fa perň sapere Mauro Merlino, Vicepresidente dell’Associazione Harvey Milk – faremo un esposto all’Alta Corte Del Parlamento Europeo e all’Onu chiedendo il loro appoggio, aiuto e sostegno per mettere in mora questo Paese, visto che il nostro Governo rimane cieco e sordo di fronte alla legittima richiesta di diritti civili e umani”.
My apologies, but it seems part 1 did not display when I posted part 2. If this is a duplicate, I'm sorry

I send you our Article, are Mauro Merlino Vice-president of the Association Gay Activists Harvey Milk : Presidents Association: Marco Bottaro and Angela Paradise-THE local gay promiscuous must close their doors? It is&#128;&#153; this the proposal advanced in recent days by members of the&#128; &#153;association "&#128;ťGay Activists Harvey Milk" and the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Council Monti expressly ask to promulgate a law adapted to close the premises frequented by customers homosexuals and promiscuous, among which are mentioned saunas, Battuage and the dark room. To make this known were the members of the Association gay Harvey Milk, who are fighting so that hatred against homosexuals can be deleted once and for all.

"Stop for ever the homophobia in our Country, stop the paedophilia, the transfobia and racism in the world, have our human and civil rights, have a law against the offense of the homophobia, have the right to marry the person that you love, have the right to adopt children", these are the objectives prefixes from the association, that the police are asking now a concrete aid so that they may be redoubling efforts some unpleasant phenomena defined "scandalous".

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Aug 8, 2012
Here is part 2 - apparently you can't quote replies to the same post consecutively on here...

Within the local "accused" would be in fact an excessive consumption of drugs, and would serve alcoholic beverages to underage customers. On the outside also occur continuously episodes of brutal violence, often "caused" by the sexual orientation of the customers of the local.

"We call on you high offices of State to provide in addition to the containment, the restriction and to the elimination of websites pornographic, and chat, to the very great threat concrete and tangible of the pedophilia", they know the members of the association, who in turn say they are ready to cooperate "because we are both right and proper to be able to collaborate and walk together to the construction of social policies anti-discriminatory".

"If our demands for democracy, freedom and protection will not be recognized and guaranteed by our government and by your people - know Mauro Merlino, Vice President of the Association Harvey Milk - we will do a exposed to the High Court of the European Parliament and the Un asking for their support , aid and support to put formal notice this country, given that our Government remains deaf and blind in front of the legitimate demand for civil and human rights".

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#21 Aug 8, 2012
S.P.Q.R.- Sono porci questi Romani!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#22 Aug 8, 2012
IrishmanLA wrote:
Here is part 2 - apparently you can't quote replies to the same post consecutively on here...
Within the local "accused" would be in fact an excessive consumption of drugs, and would serve alcoholic beverages to underage customers. On the outside also occur continuously episodes of brutal violence, often "caused" by the sexual orientation of the customers of the local.
"We call on you high offices of State to provide in addition to the containment, the restriction and to the elimination of websites pornographic, and chat, to the very great threat concrete and tangible of the pedophilia", they know the members of the association, who in turn say they are ready to cooperate "because we are both right and proper to be able to collaborate and walk together to the construction of social policies anti-discriminatory".
"If our demands for democracy, freedom and protection will not be recognized and guaranteed by our government and by your people - know Mauro Merlino, Vice President of the Association Harvey Milk - we will do a exposed to the High Court of the European Parliament and the Un asking for their support , aid and support to put formal notice this country, given that our Government remains deaf and blind in front of the legitimate demand for civil and human rights".
You can, but the quotes and your responses must be within the word limit.

Yeah. I noticed that the Italians are trying to lump being gay with all the forms of promiscuous subculture, and seem to be declaring that it is their "human right" to oppress and legislate against all gay people as a class.

That's the RCC talking.

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