Monday, August 3, 2009

An Act Of Cowardess And Pure Hatred Against Our Community

A "Safe Space," Far From Safe...

Israeli police officers and rescue workers are on duty outside the site of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. Police say a gunman entered a gay club in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night and sprayed the interior with automatic fire, killing two people and injuring 12. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Tel Aviv - The evil and far reaching power of hatred and bigotry reared it's ugly head and claimed the lives of 2 and injured up to 11 in a cowardly and despicable act.

In a place designated as a "safe space," a coward hid from behind a mask, stormed into the center and opened fire on a group of youth doing nothing more than enjoying an evening out.

When will all this hate and intolerance stop? When will adults teach their children? When will the churches teach love and acceptance? When will the politicians and right wing Christian groups stop using us and our rights as political wedge issues?

Enough is enough. The time to stop this hate, abuse, discrimination and killing of LGBT folks just for being nothing more than ourselves has to stop.

Take a stand and show you condemn the recent Tel Aviv attack and make a strong statement by contacting your family, friends, acquaintances, school, politicians and religious organizations and talk to them. Need help, contact a local LGBT Community Center and get involved by making a difference in your life and the lives of your LGBT brothers and sisters because you can...

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