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Rugbista argentino fue hospitalizado tras sufrir ataque homofóbico

Jonathan Castellari, jugador de rugby argentino, fue atacado en Buenos Aires por un grupo de sujetos que previamente lo insultaron por su condición sexual.

Según consigna El Espectador, Castellari, quien es integrante del primer equipo latinoamericano de la disciplina que promueve la diversidad sexual (Ciervos Pampas Rugby Club), fue hospitalizado tras golpes en sus ojos y cabeza.

El hecho ocurrió en un local de comida en la capital federal y provocó que el deportista acudiera a la Federación Argentina LGBT (Lesbianas, Gais, Bisexuales y Transexuales) para denunciar a sus agresores.

Tanto él como su acompañante “recibieron golpes por parte de este grupo de violentos”, según indicó en un comunicado la federación, que agregó que el joven actualmente se encuentra hospitalizado en un centro sanitario por las lesiones recibidas.

“Desde la Federación Argentina LGBT ya estamos acompañándolos durante este terrible momento y haciendo todo lo que está a nuestro alcance para que la justicia dé una pronta respuesta y encuentre a los responsables”, dice la misiva de la entidad.

In Belarus, in April 2002, 47% of Belarusians thought “that gays should be imprisoned” (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: Wikipedia:

Gay life is still largely underground, and most Belarusians consider homosexuality a disorder. Homophobic attitudes, suspicions and prejudices are still very strong. According to a survey by the Belarusian Lambda League for Sexual Equality (Lambda Belarus) in April 2002, 47% of Belarusians think that gays should be imprisoned. Young people increasingly tolerate homosexuality and show a growing interest in gay and lesbian culture. However, their interests remain part of youth popular culture and is often considered as a kind of fashion that will be outgrown and forgotten when they become adults. In 2007, Information Center TEMA and MyGomel.com organized a vote about the reaction of Gomel region youth to sexual minorities. 47.6% had negative feelings to sexual and gender minorities, 10% want to criminalize homosexual relations.

The most recent poll by Pew Research Center published in May 2017 suggests that 16% of Belarusian are in favor of same-sex marriage while 81% oppose the idea, which was significantly higher than in Ukraine (9%), Russia (5%) and Moldova (5%). Younger people are more likely than their elders to favor legal gay marriage (22% vs. 14%)

Porque no hay homosexuales en la clase política?/ Video

Federico Andahazi

El escritor Federico Andahazi habla de las razones del ocultamiento.

Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena renamed

Billie Jean King

American tennis great Billie Jean King has joined calls for Margaret Court’s name to be stripped from the arena at Melbourne Park due to the Australian champion’s vocal campaign against homosexuality.

There has been a campaign to change the name of Margaret Court Arena over the former player’s comments surrounding homosexuality and plan to boycott Qantas for its same-sex marriage stance.

The former 64-time major winner, who is now a pastor at Victory Life Church in Perth, also once wrote a letter to the West Australian to express sadness that Casey Dellacqua’s newborn child would be “deprived of his father”.

King said she had once supported Court’s name adorning one of the stadiums, after Rod Laver was honoured with an arena.

However, she said comments from her friend last year blaming the devil for people being transgender “put her over the edge”.

Homofobia – Salvaje agresión a una pareja gay en La Plata, Argentina/ Video

Homofobia – Salvaje agresión a una pareja gay en La Plata, Argentina/ Video.