Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2 Gay Men Burned in Hate Crime

If you think that violence isn't committed against gay people - it happens every day. Here's an example that just happened in Atlanta, Georgia on March 17th.

Man Pours Boiling Water on Gay Couple
WSB-TV Channel 2, Atlanta

ATLANTA —
A young couple is recovering from severe burns after police say a man threw burning water on them --  because they are gay.
The victims told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that they were sound asleep, resting after a long day at work, when they were attacked.

"The pain doesn't let you sleep. It's just, like, it's excruciating, 24 hours a day, and it doesn't go anywhere,” Marquez Tolbert said. “It doesn't dial down, anything. It's just there."
Tolbert believes that the second and third-degree burns along his neck, back and arms are scars of hate.
"Why else would you pour boiling hot water on somebody?" Tolbert asked.
The 21-year-old and his boyfriend, Anthony Gooden, were severely burned last month when the men say Gooden's mother's boyfriend walked in on them sleeping in Gooden's College Park apartment and poured scalding water all over them.
"I can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere,” Tolbert said.

The hateful ass that burned the couple
Tolbert spent 10 days at Grady Memorial Hospital undergoing surgery that took skin from his thigh to replace skin on his back.
Gooden got out the hospital on Friday. 
Martin Blackwell, 48, remains in the Fulton County Jail, charged with two counts of aggravated battery.
"Martin pulled me up and said, 'Get out of my house with all that gay,'" Tolbert said. "I couldn't stop screaming.”

SOURCE:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/exclusive-man-pours-boiling-water-on-gay-atlanta-couple-in-bed/164943370

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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