Sunday, September 13, 2009
Jake Raynard Gets His Rally
A week ago Jake Raynard was savagely beaten by a gang of gay bashers in Thunder Bay.
The attack left him with 15 fractures to his cheekbone, a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and a broken upper palate.
So a rally was organized in his honour.
Jake wondered whether anyone would turn out.
But boy did they ever...
Good for the people of Thunder Bay.
Good for Jake.
"I think all too often people that are victims of these crimes are ashamed and try to hide from their attackers and the community at large," said Raynard. "I think they probably try to hide from themselves as well…we can’t have an open dialogue about these kind of things and try to really heal and recover from them without talking about them."
I'm still waiting for the police to arrest those responsible.
But at least the message has gone out; gay bashers are cowardly scum.
We are not afraid.
And love beats hate any old day....