Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The New Face of Homophobia in Canada
This is what the homophobes did to a gay man named Jake.
A man is in hospital for reconstructive surgery after being attacked with bricks early Saturday morning in what his family calls a hate crime.
John "Jake" Raynard suffered 15 fractures to his cheekbone, a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and a broken upper palate when six to eight men surrounded him near a North Cumberland Street business.
And nobody even bothered to help him.
"I was screaming loud enough to wake up six blocks," said Raynard. "How did nobody hear me?"
Just like this one: Why in a country where anti-gay attacks are becoming more common and more violent, have I never seen ONE public service announcement aimed at the homophobic cowards who would do such things?
Or this one: Why do we have to fight so hard to have attacks like this one declared a hate crime?
Or while we're at it....why has Canada never apologized for jailing and torturing gay people for decades?
I wish I knew the answer...although I'm almost afraid to find out. All I know is that my lover, or my friends, or I could be killed or hurt tonight just for who we are.
And almost nobody gives a damn.
The cries for help that went unanswered.The truth that hurts.
Canada a gay-friendly country?
Go tell that one to Jake...