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Update on Recent Rio de Janeiro Gay Bashing

Made in Brazil has posted an update on the brutal gay bashing in Rio de Janeiro I posted about the other day. A 15-year-old boy confessed to being one of the attackers.

BrazilbashingMade in Brazil reports: "According to O Globo Online, the minor was identified by three witnesses, and told the police that the bashing started because he thought Ferrucio was hitting on him. Two other suspects also reported to the police but denied any involvement on the case, even though one of them owns a motorcycle that fits a description from the witnesses. The suspects and the 15-year-old were let go.

The first reports of the incident said that the victim, 19-year-old Ferrucio Silvestro, had been 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 left him unconscious.

15-Year-Old Responsible For Gay Bashing [made in brazil]

Ugly Gay Bashing in Rio de Janeiro [tr]

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  1. Ahhh, I love that motive!

    I remember the last time some woman flirted with me at the bar. I broke her up good! She'll think twice before she ever hits on a guy again!

    (btw... that was a joke for those of you unable to sense sarcasm over the internet)

    Posted by: Taylor | Dec 12, 2007 9:52:51 AM

  2. uh, gay panic is a valid defense in brazil? wow.

    Posted by: vince | Dec 12, 2007 10:14:00 AM

  3. Yeah no we got it, TAYLOR. But what can you expect from 15 y/o testosterone crazed boys? I hope the victim's family take it further. It was reported that they were released and that's no way of conducting justice!

    Posted by: Shabaka | Dec 12, 2007 10:17:47 AM

  4. They assaulted him because one of the thugs thought he was hitting on them? Jesus Tapdancing Christ!!

    For the benefit of straight guys who feel threatened by advances from gay men:


    Just because a gay guy hits on you doesn't necessarily mean that he thinks you're gay; he think's you're hot!

    The "gay panic" nonsense is no defense at all. I'd love it if straight women starting beating the hell out of jerks who hit on them. Just imagine.... pepper spray and tear gas all over the place.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Dec 12, 2007 11:27:23 AM

  5. if gay men arn't looking at you, probably women aren't's just that simple...

    Posted by: alan brickman | Dec 12, 2007 12:15:16 PM

  6. Of course it's abhorrent that this guy was beaten by a bunch of thugs...but seriously, how sweet is that picture of his mama kissing him on the cheek?!

    Posted by: peterparker | Dec 12, 2007 2:39:33 PM

  7. I feel bad for the guy, but jeez...don't we gay men know self defense or how to fight??!

    Posted by: Lou | Jan 10, 2008 5:16:21 PM

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