Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Queer, indeed

The appropriately named comes to the defense of gay-bashing (all too literally) Trayvon Martin;
Trayvon Martin deserves justice and his civil rights. We support the organizations and community leaders who are urging the federal government to explore every option to ensure that justice is served for Trayvon and that his civil rights are honored and respected. But our work does not end there: we will honor Trayvon Martin by strengthening our commitment to end bias, hatred, profiling and violence across our communities.
We represent organizations with diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender constituencies. Our community has been targets of bigotry, bias, profiling and violence.
Yes, we believe there has been violence done to people simply because they were homosexual, or perceived to be so. Famously, Matthew Shepard in Wyoming several years ago. Too bad Matthew didn't have a weapon with which to defend himself. But, another much more recent case of a person being assaulted because he was perceived (incorrectly, as it turned out) to be a homosexual, is that of the recently acquitted George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.  And the assailant was none other than Trayvon Martin.

Yes, is advocating for justice and civil rights for a homophobe. Now that's queer.

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