American Samizdat

Saturday, December 30, 2006. *
Over the past 10 years, more than 50 people aged 30 and under were violently murdered by assailants who targeted them because they did not fit stereotypes for masculinity or femininity. The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) released the groundbreaking human rights report “50 Under 30: Masculinity and the War on America’s Youth” documenting this tide of murderous violence and the key demographics of its victims and their assailants. The report reveals a unique vulnerability at the intersection of age, race, and gender non-conformity that makes a fatal assault exponentially more likely.

“While many youth who don’t fit gender stereotypes for masculinity or femininity face harassment or bullying, when it comes to gender-based murder the victims are specific and consistent,” said Riki Wilchins, GenderPAC executive director. “These victims tended to share the same characteristics: they were mostly Black or Latina, were biologically male and presenting with some degree of femininity, and were killed by other young males in attacks of extraordinary and often multiple acts of violence.”

[Article continues at link. This has absolutely nothing, nothing whatsoever, to do with Leviticus 20:13 so don't even say that God commands Christians to kill gay and femmy men. And don't say that Jesus agreed that is the law, because Matthew 5:18-19 and Luke 16:17 don't exist.]
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