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Belgium: Gay man’s death may be first to be classed as homophobic

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  1. made a sexual advance, in a gay bar? Really no way? Any good prosecutor would take it as they deliberately went out of their way to find trouble to try and use the excuse.

  2. Did’nt the gay marriage lobby in the UK say that gay marriage would end homophobia and discrimination? Does’nt Belgium allow gay marriage?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 3 May 2012, 7:22pm

      No, what it did say was that it’s another step in eliminating it, once we’re seen as being treated as full equals. Homophobia will never be entirely wiped out, just as racism and misogyny won’t. But at least those aberrations will diminish with the passage of time.

    2. Look up syllogism, Ken. It might help you understand your, erm, original approach to reasoning.

  3. Lumi Bast 3 May 2012, 7:42pm

    RIP :(

    There’s no need for stuff like this. If you’re not interested in someone that makes an advance on you, politely decline, don’t murder them. It’s so sad homophobic stuff like this happens :(

    1. Lumi Bast 3 May 2012, 7:43pm

      I’m thinking they purposefully tried to look for an excuse to murder the man. Pathetic.

    2. True. What often happens here (I live in Belgium) is that violent homophobes go to gay bars and seduce someone, offer them sex and when the other person goes along with it, the homophobe takes them somewhere and beats them up or kills them. There are a lot more articles in the newspaper about gaybashing lately, I’m glad it finally gets some/more attention.

  4. Is it because he is Asian ? Who are the other men? Why did they go out with him? I didn’t understand this story

    1. What makes you think he was Asian? Every news report refers to him as Belgian or, more specifically, Liégeois.

    2. I meant to thumbs down this comment. Forgive me fellow Pink News readers!

    3. The Guy was Belgian with Morrocan roots. His family accepted his homosexuality, even though they are devout muslims, his father being an Islam teacher in a school.

  5. The anti gay Christians are woking all over the world to black PR gays and as a result they are being killed and the anti gay Christians are also harassing LGBT people until they kill them selves. These anti gay Christians need to be arrested and put in prison like this killer who killed this beautiful young man.

  6. radical53 4 May 2012, 4:03am

    This is not uncommon. Now we have to be inclusive. All the venues will attract people who are looking for trouble.

    Even here, gays are sick of being harassed, abused, vilified etc, in their venues by straights.

    But what can you do. They have become

    Most of us gay men, avoid going out to the venues now.

  7. GingerlyColors 4 May 2012, 6:48am

    I take it that gay people have never been murdered because of their sexual orientation in Belgium before.

  8. Unfortunately the Matthew Shepard story repeated in Belgium, so sad.

  9. It is a sad thing that something like this happens even in a forward-thinking country like Belgium, c’est dommage, la belgique.

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