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Students Rally Against Anti-Gay Hate in Connecticut: VIDEO

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Approximately 50 students at Western Connecticut State University staged a rally in response to several incidents of anti-gay hate on campus, including one in which a note reading "Die Dyke" was written on a dry erase board on a student's door.

Patch reports:

University President James Schmotter said Wednesday, "Enough is enough."

"The cowardly writing of such anonymous messages may be easy, but it causes real pain and discomfort for those targeted.  Such hate speech has no place at
this university and will not be tolerated," Schmotter said in a campus-wide e-mail."If, as in those previous incidents, perpetrators are identified, they will be prosecuted in accordance with campus and state and federal legal codes."

Federal law comes into play because almost every single use of the internet involves crossing state lines. The incidents are investigated as "intimidation based on bigotry or bias." ...

...In a separate incident reported at Fairfield Hall, WCSU police are investigating threatening and harassing blogs posed on a Tumblr account belonging to two students. That was reported March 6 at 10:41 a.m.

The word "Fags," was written on a paper taped to the door of a student at Litchfield Hall on March 3.

Watch a WTNH news report on the rally, AFTER THE JUMP...

Students rally in response to gay slurs: wtnh.com

 

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  1. yup. it's very easy to spew bigotry and hatred from a cowardly place of anonymity.

    whether it's a pathetic bigot writing on a student's door, or a pathetic insecure self-loathing bigot lashing out at people from an anonymous online profile on a website.

    people sure are big and tough when they're hiding behind their own personal burqa - yet they flee like cowards when dragged into the light.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 7, 2012 7:50:30 PM


  2. This Sh-t happens everywhere including my home state of CT. I'm proud of these kids!

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 7, 2012 8:39:07 PM


  3. Federal law has nothing to do with this because "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech"

    Posted by: Steve S. | Mar 7, 2012 10:57:05 PM


  4. Everybody please stop the BS. Research previous similar incidents and it turns out the vast majority were faked by the 'victim'. This is especially true in college settings.

    This kind of BS doesn't help anybody. Real anti-gay hate and violence exists. It's not necessary to make sh*t up.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 8, 2012 9:59:52 AM


  5. Aren't there cameras all across these campuses, including in the classrooms? Can't we catch these bigots?

    Posted by: James | Mar 8, 2012 4:05:53 PM


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