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Ugly Gay Bashing in Rio de Janeiro

RiochristAs he left a gay club in São Domingos, Niterói on the night of November 30th, 19-year-old Ferrucio Silvestro was approached by three middle-class boys in their early 20s who assaulted him as they yelled, "We don't want faggots in our neighborhood." They reportedly left him unconscious. Silvestro's photo, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. My heart hurts.

    Posted by: electro^plankton | Dec 6, 2007 1:38:05 PM


  2. Oh my god. Psychopaths. And I'm going on a gay cruise from Rio in Feb...

    Posted by: Gregg | Dec 6, 2007 1:44:34 PM


  3. OMG...poor Ferrucio...Be strong,boo!!
    Hugz and kisses from up north!!

    Posted by: Shabaka | Dec 6, 2007 1:45:54 PM


  4. have a wonderful time.

    Posted by: jake | Dec 6, 2007 1:46:31 PM


  5. These people are animals. Sorry, I didn't mean to insult animals by comparing this anti-gay scum to them. I am so sick and tired of these gay bashing attacks.

    Posted by: Bloggernista | Dec 6, 2007 1:56:37 PM


  6. I hope this young beautiful Brazilian gay man knows how much our hearts go out to him--hearts all over this world. I hope he recovers quickly--obviously his face will be beautiful again.

    Contrary to what some visitors to this and other gay blogs would like to believe (seems like some of y'all want it to be the case), effeminate gay males are not the only gay folks who get gay-bashed. It can happen to anyone who happens to come out of a gay bar, or be at some gay venue. But you can continue to blame feminine males all you want. We really don't give a gay-bashing fuck what you wannabe "traditonally masculine" homos think of us.

    Bitter? No, y'all just get on my nerves sometimes.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Dec 6, 2007 1:57:38 PM


  7. Derrick - I have no problem with effeminate gay men, but of course gay bashers will more likely prey on them since the bashers are cowards and need to pick on those they perceive as "weaker" targets. Look at this attack - 3 against one.

    But who gets bashed or not should have nor effect on the "rightness" of effeminacy. Those who have a problem with effeminate men need to look at their own issues and let other folks behave in the manner they prefer.

    Posted by: Gregg | Dec 6, 2007 2:12:31 PM


  8. Just remember Derrick, Brazil is a country of haves and more have not's than anything else and a complex history, which, is why I guess they felt obligated to note the thugs were "middle class." This bashing goes to prove the point, no place is ever "100 safe" and, one always has to be on the look out for losers who bash.

    My gosh, its as if they almost beat this poor man within an inch of his life, this is just not right, and, hopefully they will get jail time..

    Posted by: Luke | Dec 6, 2007 2:13:25 PM


  9. Unforgivable and unpardonable. Three thugs team up to beat this poor guy senseless. What cowards they are!

    If this were a truly just and fair world, we gays would have a rapid-response squad to deal with matters just like this. As soon as the goons were identified, the hit squad would go after them and would give them the same treatment (and worse!) than they gave their victim.

    If the perpetrators in hate crimes such as this were to be targeted and DEALT WITH by our own community, we'd see fewer and fewer cases of anti-gay assaults over time.

    I wonder how these thugs would feel if they were grabbed from the street, blindfolded and tied up, driven out into the rainforest, gang-raped, beaten within an inch of their lives, and then left to die or find their own way back to civilization.

    Sounds pretty good to me.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Dec 6, 2007 2:43:13 PM


  10. I long for the day U.S. gay-bashers face gays who embrace their right to self-defense. Get concealed-carry permits NOW - our lives are worth protecting.

    Posted by: Milwaukee | Dec 6, 2007 3:01:35 PM


  11. Two things.

    1. This is truely tragic. It's always sad when someone gets the hell beat out of him.

    2. When I read graphic. I was expecting much worse. How times have changed when I'm desensitized by something like this.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 6, 2007 4:18:11 PM


  12. Jonathan - I sincerely hope you are never in a position of power/authority. An eye for an eye is barbaric and does not serve to make civilization better. Plus, your "punishment" escalates the barbaric nature of the crime itself by adding in gang rape, kidnapping, and abandonment.

    I understand the impulse. But, damn, you took the time to think about it and create a comment about it.

    Posted by: Gregg | Dec 6, 2007 5:47:25 PM


  13. How awful. I hope he will recover from physical injuries quickly. The trauma might take much more time. He is pressing charges so hopefully he can or has identified the horrible thugs.

    An eye for an eye solves nothing - it might feel good for a mere moment but it resolvehis s nothing and surely makes matters worse.

    Posted by: Timothy | Dec 6, 2007 7:24:57 PM


  14. Well, friends, It looks like we are not the only county that seems to allow this hatered. Hopefully someday our educational system will teach that this is wrong, and our churches will frown on such action. When will it ever change. I guess we should paint ourselves black and move to the south, we might have some protection thier?

    Posted by: TuKaussey | Dec 6, 2007 7:25:34 PM


  15. ""We don't want faggots in our neighborhood.""

    Hmm, wonder where they've learned THAT jargon from, hmmmm America?

    Posted by: EM | Dec 9, 2007 7:36:51 AM


  16. Amazing how even amongst ourselves, we perpetuate a stereotype. For the record: not all effeminate men are gay and not all gay men are effeminate. By the way, has anybody checked out "Conservapedia.com" and their reference links to the topic of "homosexuality"? If anyone needs any confirmation of just how entrenched the hateful bigotry of the religious right is, this site will do it. It is, in a word, DISGUSTING!

    Posted by: mike | Dec 9, 2007 1:53:55 PM


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  19. Hahaha! Take that, faggot! That will teach you to stop your perverted sickness.

    Posted by: Kudo | Jul 19, 2010 6:21:34 PM


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