Here’s This Week’s Round-Up Of Horribly Violent Gay Bashings

Sometimes there are so many queer bashings that we just don’t have time to give them the full coverage they deserve. So we’ve decided to put a bunch of recent bashings and murders into one big post. There’s survivors, arrests and jail time which is good, but the rest them are so depressing that you’ll probably wanna sign up for karate classes or buy that German Luger you’ve been eyeing.

San Francisco, CA: 51-year-old Clyde “Leo” Neville was beaten to death inside his low-cost apartment for people living with HIV/AIDS. Police have video surveillance footage which may reveal the identity of Neville’s killer who they suspect might have been a hook-up. They also suspect theft as the motive rather than a hate crime. Neville was a bubbly cheery 250-pound man who liked drinking Steel Reserve 211 and who participated in the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Black Brothers Esteem program.

Chicago, IL: Five people have been arrested for the robbery and murder of 28-year-old Gumaro Chavez. At 2:15 a.m. the murderers saw Chavez leave La Cueva—a transgender bar on Chicago’s South Side—and proceeded to pull him from his car and repeatedly kick and stab him. Later they ransacked his apartment and then celebrated by going to a McDonald’s. The three men and two women involved have all been charged with two counts each for first-degree murder.

Harlan, KY: The Kentucky Equality Federation asked the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in a case involving an April attack on 28-year-old openly gay man Kevin Pennington. Pennington had angered 18-year-old Ashley Jenkins and her 37-year-old cousin David Jason Jenkins by refusing to date either one of them. So one night they and two others picked up Pennington ‘to go riding around for cigarettes and soda.’ But instead they drove Pennington up a mountain in Kingdom Come State Park and the two men proceeded to stomp his head, legs, arms and back while the two women shouted “Kill that Faggot!”

While one man searched for a tire iron and a woman agreed to help throw Pennington’s corpse over the mountainside once he was dead, Pennington jumped over a cliff, hid behind a rock, and waited 45 minutes for them to leave. After they left, it took him two hours until he eventually broke into a ranger station and called 911. Police saw that Pennington had a torn ear, a torn shoulder ligament, boot marks and gravel embedded into his face. David Jason Jenkins and 20-year-old Anthony Ray Jenkins were charged with attempted murder while 18-year-old Mabel Ashley Jenkins and 18-year-old Alexis Leann Jenkins were charged with complicity to commit attempted murder. The entire Jenkins posse plead not guilty to these and hate crime charges.

Chicago, IL: An “anonymous tip” from a member of the city’s Black LGBT community led police to arrest 24-year-old Darren Hayes for the July 4th Boystown stabbing of 25-year-old Depaul University student Rubin Robinson. Robinson survived the attack but suffered multiple stab wounds and a collapsed lung as a result. The police continue the hunt for more suspects in the attack which was captured on video.

London, England: Police just released a surveillance video of an attack on a 25-year-old and 22-year-old gay couple in hopes of identifying the four shitheads who attacked them. The cowardly thugs punched the couple from behind, ganged up on them, and then ran off as the 22-year-old lay injured in the gutter. The victims sought care at a local hospital.

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  • verybookish

    jesus fucking christ

  • Michael

    *sighs* This world has so far to go. I am so tired of these cowards hurting people learn some fucking tolerance you bigoted pricks.Enough is enough society has to change this world has to change in so many ways.Rip to those victims of hate.

  • Mav

    Notice that not a single one of these yellowbellied fuckers had the guts to take on a queer in a square fight.

    Maybe we need an LGBT version of Zetas to straighten these thugs out.

    Or Batman.

  • LJ

    OMG. I looked at this because of the photo, and I was right, I went to school with one of the victims. Literally turned my stomach. I don’t understand how people can do this to other people.

  • christopher di spirito

    Put down the whistles boys and get armed.

    Like I’ve said before, do it LEGALLY with all the applications, classes, and fees and don’t be a victim. Once the word gets out that queers are packing heat, the bullies and the beaters will think twice about attacking you.

    Nobody is going to harm me or mine.

  • wtf

    wait, they think they are big guys for attacking someone FROM BEHIND, and then 4 AGAINST 2.
    HAHAHA lets see those fucks in a fair fight and I’ll hand them their teeth.

  • Wintersong

    And folk wonder why I’m only willing to live in states where it is comparably easy to get concealed carry permits.

  • Knowledge

    What’s wrong with people? Things like these make me sick. I can’t wait for the day we all can live together without dumb asses terrorizing innocent people just because of their race, religion (or lack of), or sexual orientation.

  • Wintersong

    And folk wonder why I’m only willing to live in states where it is comparably easy to get concealed carry permits. 2nd Amendment rights ARE queer rights, and shit like this just drives that point home.

  • charles McKnight

    It is unbelievable people are still believing in and thinking this is correct behavior. All I can say and feel is “they will all get there just desserts” and they wont be sweet either!! At least this is what I am hoping for!

  • the crustybastard

    @christopher di spirito:

    Don’t forget to tell the cops “I was afraid for my life!”

    That should probably also be true.

  • Hyhybt

    @christopher di spirito: I’m not saying you shouldn’t… but remember, if, as you suggest, it becomes common knowledge (whether true or not) that we’re all armed, then instead of this sort of attack they’ll just shoot first.

  • doug105

    not entirely true I worked in a small c-store at night for 15 yrs . after I got robbed and they tryed to repeat it , getting a gun and wearing it in a hip holster worked just fine only had to draw it twice and never was fast enough to shot them before the door hit them in the ass . However the other gas stations in the area got robbed more times then I can remember. In other words they will find another target for the hate.

  • MattGMD

    Skip the karate and take up Krav Maga. One doesn’t progress through various colors of belts over the years of training, but it is great exercise and extremely purposeful self-defense. It was originally developed for the Israeli defense forces and is still part of their training today.

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