UPDATE: Security Guard Who Called Gay Veteran “Faggot” At Occupy Wall Street FIRED!

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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4 Responses

  1. Chicago Bob says:

    I sent an email to Brookfield and got this response:

    Dear xxxxxx@yahoo.com:

    The individual in the video was a security subcontractor. His comment was offensive and inexcusable. Brookfield has a policy of zero tolerance for such behavior. In accordance with the company’s codes of conduct, his work with Brookfield has been terminated.

    Thank you for your concern.

    Regards,

    Matthew Cherry
    Director, Investor Relations and Communications

  2. Josh says:

    I am sorrowed that people will still resort to name calling and hatred when it comes to the LGBTQ community. And, although I am happy he was punished, I still regret that he had to lose his job over it. But, maybe he’ll learn his lesson…or maybe not. But I also don’t think we should retaliate with hate. Its not our way. Yes, he may be closed minded…doesn’t make him a neanderthol, and doesn’t make him a low life. Just makes him scared of something he doesn’t know/accept.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending nor condoning his actions…just thinking we shouldn’t fight fire with fire, is all.

    • Will Kohler says:

      I’m sorry but I think you are being way too kind to him. Us turning the other cheek and not standing up and putting the haters in thier place is one of the reasons we are still fighting for Equality after 40 years IMO

  3. Chicago Bob says:

    Two things to respond to. He was fired but that may mean the outside contractor moved him to another job. He is just no longer at OWS. If in 2011 he is still scared of something that he doesn’t know/accept (which I doubt) then maybe getting fired will open his eyes. But I still doubt it.

What do you think?