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GAY HISTORY MONTH – October 18: KKK Foiled In Gay Bar Bombing Plot, Georgia’s Sodomy Apology, and the US Navy’s Explosive Gay Frame-Up

 

October 18th.

1977:  Citizens United to Protect Our Children, an organization in Portland OR, announced they had failed to get enough signatures to get a recall election of Mayor Neil Goldschmidt after he declared Portland’s Gay Pride Day.

1990: Former Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell declared that he believed he made a mistake by voting to uphold Georgia’s sodomy laws in the 1986 Bowers v Hardwick case.

In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bowers v. Hardwick to uphold Georgia’s sodomy law, and with it similar laws in twenty-five other states and the District of Columbia. It had been reported that Justice Powell had originally voted to strike down, but a few days later he changed his mind and became the deciding vote in the court’s 5-4 decision. His retirement the following year gave him plenty of time to think about what he had done. Four years after Bowers, Powell spoke before a group of law students at New York University where he was asked how he reconciled his vote in Bowers, which limited the right to privacy, with his vote in Roe v. Wade, which extended a woman’s right to privacy to include whether she wanted to have an abortion. “I think I probably made a mistake on that one,” Powell said of his Bowers decision.

Powell later explained to a law journal, “I do think I was inconsistent in a general way with Roe. When I had the opportunity to reread the opinions a few months later, I thought the dissent had the better of the arguments.” But Powell refused to consider his deciding vote all that important. “I thought it was a frivolous case. I still think it was a frivolous case.” He considered his decision as “one of little or no importance,” because, he said, no one had actually been prosecuted for homosexual conduct.

1990:  Three white supremacists: Robert John Winslow, Stephen Nelson,, and Procter Baker were convicted of conspiring to blow up Neighbours Disco a gay bar in Boise, Idaho.

Robert John Winslow, a twenty-nine year old former infantryman from Laclede, Idaho had it all figured out. He used a towel spread out on a table top to represent the area around Seattle’s Neighbours Disco, a popular nightclub in the Capital Hill gayborhood, as he explained to Rico Valentino how it would all go down. They’d plant four bombs in the alley adjacent to Neighbours’ rear entrance. They’d paint them black and hide them in the shadows, on opposite sides of the alley. They could even use propane to create a “fireball effect.” Then someone would phone the bar with a bomb threat and everyone would evacuate out into the alley. “Fag burgers!” Winslow laughed. Why? Winslow said that homosexuals in America were threatening “white Christianity.” They also talked about bombing the Anti-Defamation League, cars owned by Jews, and businesses owned by blacks and Chinese.

They began planning the operation on April 20, 1990, during an Aryan Nation’s celebration of Hitler’s birthday, and now they were ready to do it. Winslow, Stephen Nelson, 35, and Procter Baker, 58, who had served as master of ceremonies for the birthday observance, were members of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) at Hayden Lake, Idaho. But Valentino, a former professional wrestler, was a paid informant who had been working undercover for three years for the FBI. He wore a wire as Winslow laid out the plans. He also collected evidence at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho. On May 12, 1990, Winslow and Nelson were arrested after driving with Valentino to Seattle. FBI agents trailed the van and arrested them in a motel parking lot near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Agents found pipe-bomb components, a .38-caliber pistol, a 12-gage shotgun and white-supremacist literature. Baker was arrested at his home in Coeur d’Alene. A search of his cabin in Kendrick turned up a partially assembled pipe bomb.

On October 18, 1990, Nelson, Winslow, and Baker were convicted of conspiracy and manufacturing and possessing pipe bombs. Nelson and Winslow were also found guilty of using interstate commerce in a conspiracy and possessing firearms during a violent crime. Winslow was sentenced to nine years, Nelson eight, and Baker to two years. The sentence was considered light: they had faced 20 to 25 years. But U.S. District Judge Harold Ryan rejected prosecutors contention that their actions amounted to “domestic terrorism,” and he also declined the government’s request to add time to the sentenced based on the intended victims.

1991: Admiral Frank B Kelso, chief of naval operations, announced that the explosion of the USS Iowa which killed forty-seven men had been proven not to have been caused by a wrongful intentional act and apologized to the family of Clayton Hartwig. Hartwig had been accused of intentionally causing the blast as an act of suicide following the break up of a homosexual affair. (It was NEVER proven that Hartwig was a was homosexual.)

On April 19, 1989 in the Number Two 16-inch gun turret aboard the USS Iowa exploded, killing 47 crewmen who were inside the turret. Iowa crewmen were ordered to remov the bodies, throw damaged equipment overboard and repaint the damaged turret the next day — all without taking photos or gathering any evidence. Investigators immediately set out the theory that Second Class Gunner’s Mate Clayton Hartwig, was killed in the blast, had committed suicide by detonating the explosion after an alleged affair with another male soldier ended.  As far as the Navy was concerned, that explained everything and the case was closed.

But Congress and the general public weren’t satisfied. After mounting criticism, Navy Secretary J. Lawrence Garett III ordered the service to reopen the investigation and hand it over to independent investigators. During that investigation, a sample of gunpowder of the same type used on the USS Iowa exploded during a ram test, which simulated the process of raming bags of gunpowder into the gun during loading. With that, the original investigation, which was based on circumstantial evidence, also went up in smoke. The Navy was left with nothing to do but apologize. “For this, on behalf of the U.S. Navy, I extend my sincere regrets to the family,” said a statement from Adm. Frank Kekso, chief of naval operations. “The Navy will not imply that a deceased individual is to blame for his own death, or the death of others.” He also apologized to the other families of those who died because “such a long period has passed, and despite all efforts, no certain answers regarding the cause of this terrible tragedy can be found.”

 

Portland Alt-Right Nazi Rally Turns Into "Civil Disturbance", 4 Arrested - Video

Portland Alt-Right White Nationalist Rally Turns Into “Civil Disturbance”, 4 Arrested – Video

Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of alt-right white nationalist protesters and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon.

Among the right-wing marchers, some of whom wore body armor and carried shields, were members of the Patriot Prayer group founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections.

Gibson told supporters they had to be united.

“It’s not even about those punks over there,” he said of the counter-protesters, in a video of his speech shared on social media. “They’re just an obstacle. We’ve got to get them out of the way so we can truly march the streets with thousands of people.”

The counter-protesters were made up of a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists and other groups.

As some counter-protesters chanted “Nazis go home,” police in riot gear kept the two groups separated by barricades and by a street in front of the waterfront park. Organizers of the counter-protest said that while Patriot Prayer denies being a white supremacist group, it affiliates itself with known white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazi gangs.

The Portland Police Bureau stated that four people were arrested during rowdy protests  andt that officers also seized “multiple weapons throughout the day.”

A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was injured when he was struck by a projectile during melee.

Eder Campuzano was bloodied Saturday afternoon but said in a Tweet published on the newspaper’s website that he was “okay” and was going to get evaluated.

Police deployed “flash bangs” and other devices to try to disperse the crowds. Authorities say demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers.

 

Portland, OR Hate Crime Murderer: “You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism!” [VIDEO]

Jeremy Joseph Christian was arrested last weekend after he murdered two men who came to the assistance of two Muslim Americans he was targeting on a train in Portland, OR.

After his arrest he sat in the back of a police car and said: “I stabbed the two (expletives) in the neck and I’m happy now.” The police car, equipped with audio and video recording devices, captured statements from Christian.

“Think I stab (expletives) in the neck for fun? Oh yeah, you’re right I do. I’m a patriot.” His recorded statements in the police car were revealed in an affidavit released Tuesday. “That’s what liberalism gets you,” he was recorded saying. “I hope they all die. I’m gonna say that on the stand. I’m a patriot, and I hope everyone I stabbed died.”

Christian continued his murderous rants Tuesday when he appeared in court.

ABC News reports:

Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. “Get out if you don’t like free speech,” he said, and, “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism. You hear me? Die.”

Christian, 35, is accused of fatally stabbing two men who defended a 16-year-old and her Muslim friend on a Portland, Oregon, train last Friday. He was yelling racial and religious epithets that day, police documents say.

Two deputies flanked Christian — listed in court documents as being at least 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds — during the brief court hearing. He wore a blue jail jumpsuit and didn’t say anything other than to yell slogans.

Radical Right Wing Terrorist.  You know who he voted for.

 

Portland Hate Crime Murderer Jeremy Christian is a Known White Supremacist

Portland Hate Crime Murderer Jeremy Christian is a Known White Supremacist

A man fatally stabbed two people and wounded a third on a commuter train in Oregon’s largest city Friday as people confronted him for “yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs,” a Portland police spokesman said.

Christian may have directed slurs at two young women whom witnesses described as Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab.

As two men tried to calm him down, Christian stabbed them and one other man, police said. The two men who died were identified Saturday as Ricky John Best , 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, of Portland.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train in Portland late Friday afternoon when he started yelling what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said in news release.

Christian is a known right wing extremist and white supremacist. On April 29, Christian showed up to the right-wing “March for Free Speech” on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla with a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The bat was quickly confiscated by Portland police officers. He ranted how he was a nihilist. He’d soon yelled racial slurs (“fuck all you n*****s”) and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled “Hail Vinland” throughout the day.

After 34 Years Portland Cold Case Detectives Solve 1982 Hate Crime Murder Of Gay Man.

Robbie Altmon Hate Crime Murder Solved After 34 Years

 

After 33 years the hate crime murder of Robbie Altom has finally been solved.

Alton was found beaten and unconscious in Portland Oregon back in November of 1982. He died three days later from blunt force head trauma. The family was skeptical that the case would ever be solved but just this past week, authorities announced that they have identified the killer

On Wednesday, Portland Police Bureau cold case homicide detectives announced they’ve identified Altom’s killer as Cecil Corrie Turner, who was 24 years old at the time of the murder.

Altom was killed because he was openly gay and death is what is now called a hate crime, said Det. Angela Hollan.

The original investigators learned a man was harassing Altom in the bar before he left.

The man used gay slurs and pushed Altom off a bar stool.

Turner was a person of interest during the initial investigation, but police did not have enough evidence to arrest him.

Cold case detectives recently spoke with a witness, who provided them with new information.

“Thirty-three years later she remembered some things she wasn’t really wasn’t willing to tell police back in 1982,” said Hollan. “I think there was a lot of fear about what might happen to her.”

That woman’s statements helped them determine Turner is “without a doubt” responsible for Altom’s death, said Hollan.

“Robbie was tired of being harassed and decided it was time to go home. Cecil followed Robbie outside the bar and this is what happened,” said Hollan.

My uncle Robbie was a good man,” she Altoms surviving niece. “He didn’t deserve to die because he was gay.” And added “But It’s just nice knowing that my uncle’s not in a box sitting in a warehouse somewhere with the words cold case written on him,” said Luna. “He’s not. It’s solved and now it’s put to rest.”

Corrie Turner, who was 24 years old at the time of the murder died in Oregon in 2009

Big Gay News Round-Up: NGLJA Hacks, LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid, Russia Cancels Gay Film Fest and More.

Gay Power

 

LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid:  But not a word from HRC. But I bet there will be once it affects the rentboy’s clients.

Campus LGBT Group Has Perfect Response To “Fags” Being Carved Into Bench:  An LGBT Alliance group at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley had a beautiful response to the anti-gay vandalism they experienced this week.

Gay Man Beaten And Left For Dead In Gay Crusting Area In The UK:  The spokesman added that it was not yet known whether the attack was either homophobic, racial or random.

Portland Catholic School Officially Changes Policy After Fired Lesbian Teacher Rejects Hush Money: After the beloved teacher was fired protesters – mainly students and alumni – reacted by decorating a statue of Mary outside the school in pro-gay slogans and rainbow paraphernalia. You go Mary gurl!

England Sevens Star Sam Stanley Has Become The First English Professional Rugby Union Player To Come Out As Gay: And yes hes cute!

Russia Cancels One Of It’s Only LGBT Film Events: The Moscow Premiere, an anti-fascist and LGBT cinema event, was soon to take place, but was replaced with a “positive, youth-orientated” alternative, reports Digital Spy.

Kentucky Tea Party/GOP Governor Candidate Matt Bevin tells EPA to ‘pound sand’: Bevin also “pounded” same-sex marriage saying “The government doesn’t have any business in the marriage business.” and that he would save bigoted county clerks like Kim Davis  by making  “the marriage contract a downloadable form.” 

Caitlyn Jenner “Uncomfortable” Partying At Gay West Hollwood Bar:   Honestly who gives a fuck anymore?

NLGJA Recognizes 2015 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners aka The Nepotism AwardsProbably the biggest crock of shit awards out there evening beathing the GLAAD Media Awards by a mile.  Most of the winners are either associates of Board Members or Board Members themselves.  If inbreeding could be done by this group of hacks they’s all have 3 arms and buckteeth.

Case in point:

Journalist of the Year
First Place: J. Lester Feder, BuzzFeed News – Connected to Chris Geidner past winner.

Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media
First Place: Trish Bendix, AfterEllen – Closely connected to NGLJA and Host of yearly “Media Convening”

The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism
Steven Thrasher – Former Journalist of the Year Award Winner.

Excellence in Blogging Award

First Place:

Rob Smith for“They Fought The Gays and The Gays Won: How The “Duck Dynasty” Stars’ Homophobia Destroyed Their Brand,” Queerty.com – Lester Brainwaithe who works at Queerty is a NGLJA Board Member and Queerty.com  is a professional website with paid writers and sponsored content is not a BLOG.

Second Place:

Faith Cheltenham for “Bisexuals at the Gates,” Bilerico.comBillerico.com is owned by Bill Browning NGLJA Board member and Cheltenham was one of the hosts for the “2015 Media Convening”

All in all a bunch of close knit “journalist hacks” who give each other handjobs every year so they can make believe that they are great.

So how was your weekend? 

Portland, Oregon Apple Store Customer Finds Gay Slur Written On His Sales Receipt

Apple @Fag

 

BetaBeat, is reporting that Portland, Oregon resident Adam Catanzarite found an anti-gay slur typed onto an Apple Store receipt for some headphones he purchased. Under his name, where his email address should have been it read “f@g.com.”

According to a Facebook post by Catanzarite, “The store manager did not do what he said he would to rectify the situation.” (Catanzarite’s request is unknown.)

Catanzarite went on to condemn the slur:

“Being queer and having worked with queer youth, I know first-hand that this is an example of the type of #homophobic beliefs and actions that lead young people to harm themselves. This type of action is NOT OKAY, especially from a company that prides itself on being LGBT inclusive and welcoming.”

In a separate Facebook post he explained: ‘Historically, my communities have faced a history that is filled with extreme violence by individuals who are victims of their own homophobia and the society that says homophobic behavior is okay.

‘The employee who entered f@g.com should not be fired (take a minute to let that settle in if you need to), but should be given an opportunity to learn about the impact of the use of the word and how these words impact the individuals who have been oppressed by them.

The incident doesn’t align with Apple’s general image as a champion of gay rights. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently marched with employees in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade, and the company recently released a video celebrating its “commitment to equality and diversity” in the lead-up to the parade.

The employees name who ran the receipt has not been given to the public.

According to BetaBeat, Apple’s Cupertino headquarters had learned of the incident but had not yet commented.

Hollywood Bowls Of Portland, OR Kicks Gay and Lesbian Bowlers Into The Gutter

According to Gay and Lesbian bowlers of Portland, Oregon their bowling leagues are being kicked out of Potland’s “Hollywood Bowls” because they don’t fit the “new family friendly business model”

A league bowler states:

I am part of a LGBT bowling league (above) in Portland, Oregon that has been a fixture in the city since the ’70’s. For over a decade we have called Hollywood Bowl our home alley. However, within the last couple of weeks we have watched Hollywood Bowl become increasingly unfriendly to our league.

We received notice through our league administrator that bowling leagues do not fit Hollywood’s new business model and thus we are being asked to find a different alley. We were sad at the news but accepted the scenario as we were assuming that all leagues were being asked to leave. Recently, we became aware that the only leagues that were being asked to leave were the two gay leagues and a league that is administrated by two lesbians. All other leagues are being allowed to stay as they fit into Hollywood’s new family friendly business model.

Mark Frank the owner of  Hollywood Bowls deny’s the accusations of bowling homophobia and says taht the allergations are 100 percent false. (As if he’d actually admit to it.)

The industry has changed. It’s gone from primarily league bowling to mostly open play bowling. This has nothing to do with who they are, it’s a business decision to have lanes open when people are wanting them,” says Frank. “There’s a couple people in the Friday night league who are trying to sabotage this.”

Holy Homo Lebowski!  Even The Dude would smack the shit out of this guy. 

So Mark Frank the owner the owner is kicking out the Gay and Lesbian Leauge (26 teams with four people each) that have played there for 10 years every Friday keeping his business afloat and making him money only to now suddenly  run a new promotion for the weekend  in the hopes of getting “family” and “date night bowlers”in at a time when the alley was already busy and making money away?   (Bullshit!)

Franks also says that  the Gay and Lesbian Bowling League was offered another night of the week,  but the timeslot offered is already taken by a smaller “straight” league. and the offer was presented to them only AFTER they contacted the local media.

Hollywood Bowl’s contact info is here, and HB’s Facebook page is here.

You all know what to do..

Portland Oregan Gay Chat Line Robber Sentenced To 14.5 Years In Prison

Elijah Whitney Cohens II reached out and touched someone alright, many someones as Cohen used Gay Sex Chatlines in the Portland OR area to rob at least 4 -6 gay men in a 4 week period between May – June of 2011

Investigators say that Cohen’s tactics and targets varied widely and victims ranged in age from their 20s to 60s.  But after setting a date via phone and meeting-up  Cohen always said he was a police officer — and that he had a gun. (Cohens also had sex with two victims before robbing them.)

Cohen’s even  tracked down one victim at the victim’s apartment, although the victim hadn’t given Cohens his address. Cohens tied him up and walked out with $5,000 worth of the man’s valuables, including a big-screen TV.

Portland police were able to track down Cohens because of DNA he left behind a cigarette the  DNA was matched with a previous sample entered into the state database after Cohens’ previous felony convictions, which include robbery, forgery, assault and burglary.

Cohens pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and criminal impersonation of an officer. Judge Angel Lopez sentenced Cohens to 150 months (14.5 years) in prison and ordered him to pay $7,000 in restitution.

Guys look, heres a word of advice.  If you’re horny go pick someone up the old fashined way like at a bar.  Or better yet a bathouse if theres still one in your area.  Its very hard to conceal a gun under a skimoy towel.

Hell Hath No Fury Like An Opportunistic Bottom Boy Toy Scorned – Beau Breedlove Joins The Resign Sam Adam Campaign

Now that first effort to kick Adams out of office (because he lied to officials about his relationship with Breedlove during the election), led by Jasun (MASSIVE FAIL) Wurster, crashed and burned miserably now they are trying for a second time and are three week’s away from a required deadline, on April 20, to submit 32,183 valid signatures from Portland residents. So far, they’ve got just 10-15,000 names jotted down. So what do they do to peek interest? They trot out opportunistic bottom boy toy famne monster Beau Breedlove who NOW all of a sudden thinks what Sam did was WRONG that he needs to resign. (Sounds more like someone didn’t get thier allowance this week.)

Breedlove said he and Adams kissed before he turned 18 but didn’t have sex until after he turned 18, which is the age of consent. Adams has maintained that no sexual contact took place before Breedlove turned 18. Adams was 42 at the time. The attorney general’s office declined to prosecute Adams, citing lack of evidence. “In reality, he was the one who was in his 40s and he was the adult in the situation. I never felt like a victim until the end, when he continued to lie and threw me under the bus,” Breedlove said Thursday.

Breedlove said he and Adams have had no contact since the attorney general’s investigation. “I have no interest in talking to him again, ever.”

Adams slept with Breedlove ONCE after he was 18.  Thats it.  And to be honest Breedlove wasn’t exactly a naive farmboy or even a virgin when it happened.  And sources say the kid has been around the block so many times you could say thats he’s been around the world. LITERALLY. And HE was the one who “befriended” Adams because he was interested in a career in politics.

Breedlove is a far cry from a “victim” and really more of an attention whore plain and simple.  His modeling/career didn’t take off so now that his “memoirs” are coming out soon.  (I kid you not.  I also here it’s a pop-up book.)  he’s looking for publicity again.  But doesn’t seem to realize that the LGBT Community can’t stand him.

Breedlove has a lot of nerve playing this game and turning around at the 11th hour claiming that he’s a victim.  Especially with his track record of hanging with older gay men.  (Ask Bob Ball)

Beau go crawl back under your rock. (And shave that unibrow)

And called your 15 minutes are well over.