Tuesday, July 25, 2006

From shit to fists

The Latvian daily Diena reports that a gay couple, returning from a bar, was assaulted by youths who first asked them for cigarettes, then asked if they were gay. When one of the men replied in the affirmative, they were assaulted by the youths. This happened around four in the morning, So now the "hate gays for Jesus" movement has gone from shit to fists. I am not going to say that gay bashing has started, but the media have picked it up. Probably, there were earlier cases which were dismissed as ordinary street or barroom brawls. Now, any «same sex» group (including hetero friends) can be stopped, interrogated and punched out if the attackers don't like the response or don't believe it (i.e. if there are two «metrosexually» dressed men going home to their wives/girlfriends and possibly children).

4 comments:

gusc said...

I'm curious (I didn't had time to read all the articles you wrote about Riga Pride) - what is your oppinon - should there be a Riga Pride or not?

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Geo said...

That is true... ive been myself in a situation like that when some drunk brain damaged thugs were asking me and my friend if we were gays(we are not)(not that there's anything wrong with that:) so we had to defend our honour, as it were. Its an unpleasant situation and could happen anywhere.(i live in Ireland, which is quite liberal, at least toward gays)
So i guess some sort of an educational info could help but then again problem is much deeper(and older). We learn how to hate and kill but not how to understand and love. Whats wrong with us and so called civilized society? How long we can go like that? No answers in sight...