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Students at San Diego State Hold "Rally Against Hate"

Responding to a spate of recent anti-gay incidents on their campus, students at San Diego State University held a rally on the "Free Speech Steps" there, led by by three lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student organizations.

SdsThe San Diego Union Tribune reports: "The most recent one involved the publication of a letter in the personals in the alternative student-run newspaper, The Koala, attacking an SDSU administrator in charge of Greek campus life for being gay. The letter directed at Doug Case concluded, 'If I ever see you with your . . . poodle again I am going to jump kick it in the face.' At the rally, Case spoke before about 200 students with his dog, a cocker spaniel named Angel, by his side. 'Somebody tried to intimidate Angel and me,' Case said. 'I will not be intimidated. . . . The best way to respond to hate speech is to exercise your right to free speech and to protest intolerance.' Other incidents included the theft of a student organization's rainbow flag displayed at the student union – the third time in four years that such a theft occurred – and the pelting of students with eggs during an off-campus rally in support of gay marriage."

The rally reportedly drew a crowd of 200.

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  1. Good to see my alma mater stand up against this sort of hatred. San Diego is finally entering the real world and isn't going to condone this sort of nonsense.

    Posted by: Sebastian | Dec 5, 2007 4:43:43 PM


  2. It is too bad I was not able to attend this rally since I had class while it was being held. The editors of "The Koala" were very irresponsible for putting such a hateful letter in their editorial section for everyone to see and read.

    Posted by: mdkitsune | Dec 5, 2007 8:11:35 PM


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