Gay Bashing Spree Explodes In Columbus, Ohio – 3 Hate Crimes In 4 Days

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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5 Responses

  1. paul says:

    So terrible.
    Breaks my heart and angers me at the same time that there is so much hatred in the world.
    Much love to all the victims.

  2. Tamara Bako says:

    I just can NOT understand these hate crimes! And my heart goes out to all who have, are and will (unfortunately) suffer due to these stupid ignorant acts. OMG…just live your life and quit messing with others. Is your life that boring or disturbing that you have to try and screw with other’s lives for being different?….BEING HAPPY?

  3. any others over 21 shoud get there CCW and join your citys pink pistols group

    founder of Toledo chapter Seany Spradlin

  4. See, it’s not really uncommon for people to be beaten up and robbed in those areas, since Parsons, Italian Village into Weinland Park, and Marion Village are all areas that are currently facing gentrification and as a reaction have higher petty crime rates. Just because you’re gay and you get robbed doesn’t mean you were robbed because you’re gay. Logic, yo.

    • Actually, two of these boys had homophobic slurs yelled at them while being beaten. The Columbus Police department has classified these two cases as hate crimes. So yes, these boys were beaten because they are gay, not because of gentrification.

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