While in Illinois, a certified hate group unleashes a bilious video announcing its boycott of the Day of Silence (commemorating gay hate crimes victims and addressing homophobic bullying)...
– Once again, the Illinois Family Institute is a certified Hate group –
...at Virginia Tech, where last year a crazed gunman shot many students, students are planning a vigil to protest the brutal assault of two gay students only days ago.
Two men were reportedly attacked and called names while walking through grounds at the University of Virginia. This week, a student group is planning their own show of strength.
Seth Kaye, President of Queer and Allied Activism at UVa, is working on planning a stand against hate rally. He says its in response to a recent crime on grounds.
"It was one of my friends...they were walking behind the construction site around the "E" school...and people, five young white guys jumped them," Kaye explains.
Kaye tells us they didn't steal anything that night of April 4, but they yelled at his friend using sexual slurs, hit him, and smashed his cell phone. The victim went to the hospital. The physical wounds maybe gone, but another hurt is deeper and felt by students across this university.
Kaye says, "they were kinda shocked that something like this could happen here, but i think hatred is everywhere... what we're hoping is, people can change their language ...stop saying things like that's so gay."
Kaye hopes this rally will help people make that change. On the Stand Up Against Hatred Facebook page created to get the word out, hundreds wrote they plan on attending.
"We're just hoping the community can come together and say this is not OK, we can't have that on grounds or really anywhere in our society...we're hoping people will realize a lot of people support this, and don't support hate or violence," he says.
Meanwhile, Carl Hoover-Walker, an eleven-year-old who killed himself after months of antigay taunts, would have had his 12th birthday on this year's Day of Silence.
(CNN coverage via Towleroad)
An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hung himself Monday after enduring bullying at school, including daily taunts of being gay, despite his mother's weekly pleas to the school to address the problem. This is at least the fourth suicide of a middle-school aged child linked to bullying this year. Groups like GLSEN for years have worked to get schools to address bullying and antigay behavior.
This barrage of YouTube Fascism by the rightwing (justifiably and almost instantaneously rebutted and parodied multiple times) is being unleashed, coincidentally, at the same time thousands of idiotic rightwingers are teabagging each other. Hey, doofs, it's your bills that need to get paid. Suck it up.
Frenzied and leaderless, new monstrous subgroups of the headless GOPiggie herd are running rampant like wild animals with iMovie. They stand guilty of national bullicide.