Haiti: Anti Gay Violence Escalates After Christian March

Written by scott on July 31st, 2013

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In Haiti, a Christian march against homosexuality has left a surge of violence in its wake. Gay Star News reports:

Dozens of gay men were beaten by gangs with knives, machetes, cement blocks, sticks and iron bars in Haiti, GSN can reveal. Human rights campaigners in the Caribbean nation say they know of 47 assaults in just one week (17 to 24 July), though attacks have slowed in recent days following government intervention. Some have had their lives threatened or had their houses have been burned down or looted.

It’s always been dangerous to be gay in Haiti, but the violence seems to be ramping up in the wake of “Christian” attempts to stigmatize the LGBT community.

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