Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bisexual man was found guilty of a felony for gay shot

New York's a 36-year-old bisexual men of shooting, 9 level was found guilty of a hate crime of murder.

The Associated Press, in May 2013, 32, the victim, mark Carson was fatally shot in the streets of New York Manhattan Greenwich village, the suspect Eliot, evo morales, in the process of fleeing was arrested by Chinese police officer Mr Henry. Witnesses say Mr Morales issue homophobic remarks before the crime, so the case is listed as a hate crime.

Morales in court denied he commit hate crimes, also don't admit homophobic word." He said he is bisexual, and transgender women's contact, so not homophobic. For any motive, he argues that take the initiative to provoke quarrels, Carson and he accidentally shot in a drunken state. He also said that Carson also think a gun from his pocket, but this claim without any evidence.

Long-time friend of the victim after Robinson had called the police, according to his testimony, Mr Morales revolver had been raised, the victim was very frightened, leng in place, there is no provoking each other, but still be morales shooting.

Small district attorney Cyrus Vance, points out that Mr Morales is very resistance to their sexual orientation, "self loathing" led to his hatred and aggressive. Vance said: "the defendant's anger in the irrational influence, based on the victim's sexual orientation, for he and fellow taunts and insults, then attack the defenseless young man. His heinous crime."

After two days the case, according to jury discussion, judgment, evo morales, murder, wait for he will be 20 years shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment or life imprisonment. The judge will sentence sentencing on April 11.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Transgender Pride Flag Raised Over San Jose City Hall For First Time

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — On a seemingly ordinary Tuesday in San Jose, the light pink, blue and white stripes of the Transgender Pride flag was raised over the Santa Clara County government building at City Hall for the first time.
“It's a hugely powerful statement. You know, the flag represents thousands of people who don’t necessarily have a voice every day of the week,” said South Bay business owner Aeajaie Sellers. “And to have that flying over a county building saying that we do have a voice and we do have a place is really a powerful statement.”

It's the first time the flag has ever been raised by a county government, thanks in part to Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, the county’s first openly gay elected official.

He said the flag is a sign to transgender community that the county will support them.

“We still find great percentages of gay people with depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse,” said Yeager. “And so, this is our one way to say you’re accepted here, you can be open here. And I think that leads to better health in general for everyone in the community.”

The flag raising comes ahead of the county marking the sixth annual South Bay Transgender Day of Visibility, which will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2.
Transgender activist Lance Moore was brought to tears by the message that the flag sends to those who are living in isolation and who might be ready to come out.

To know that they are a part of civil life, that the courthouse is for them too, I hope that will make them a little more ready to believe the next step is possible,” said Moore.

Moore added that the flag signifies that the time of bullies and bigots has passed.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Hollywood discrimination report: sexuality

Hollywood discrimination report: sexuality

School of journalism, university of southern California, Ann arbor, communication and media, diversity and social change advocacy group released a survey for Hollywood diversity. Report by SONY, and time warner 10 media giant produced 414 films and TV series (in early September 2014 to the end of August, 2014) as the research object. According to the report, the United States film industry is still a "white straight men's club". In addition to the colored ethnic, the elderly, women and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) group also failed to fully show.

Living conditions for the LGBT community in Hollywood, according to the report, the 11194 lines, name and clarity to the role of, only 224 (2.0%) as gay and bisexual, lower than the group as a proportion of the population in the United States (3.5%). And, on the screen of the LGBT community also is given priority to with white men, women and minorities only accounted for 27.9% and 27.9% respectively (from

Moreover, although more than half of the LGBT role involves the love plot, but fewer than a quarter of the roles successfully become a parent or guardian, it cannot accurately reflect the actual condition of the group. Lead in the study of the stasi, l. Smith, a professor at the university of southern California concluded, from the analysis results, there is a lack of diversity in Hollywood, a serious disease. Institute of the academy of motion picture arts and has issued a package of reform measures, try to ease the minority failed to fully show the status quo. As to how effective they are, it remains to be seen.