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Gay Left Groups Ask For “Justice for Trayvon Martin”

Since the left has made this case their cause célèbre, is it any wonder that “35 LGBT rights organizations” have signed an “open letter asking for justice for Trayvon Martin”?  Like the national media, these groups have turned a local issue into a national one, showing once again that these outfits seem ever eager to join with the “social justice” movements of the left.

(I wonder how many of these groups praised then-Vice President Cheney when he distinguished himself from then-President Bush and opposed an amendment to the constitution defining marriage.)

The groups signing the letter include GLAAD, HRC, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and PFLAG National.

This is not a national issue nor is it one that should be of concern to gay organizations. There is no evidence that George Zimmerman profiled Martin because of the youth’s sexual orientation or his race. Nor is there any evidence that Zimmerman harbored any bigotry against gay people or African-Americans.  Indeed, he “has dated black womentutored black children, once stood up for a black homeless man against the police . . . , has black relatives, and voted for the first black president.”

Do wonder if these groups are aware that when Zimmerman’s brother Robert came out to him, the man recently acquitted of murder and manslaughter was most supportive. As Robert told Joseph Cotto of the Washington Times:

George was the first person who reached out. He came to my house, he reached out to my partner at the time, who I was actually with for eleven years, and tried to make me and him feel very comfortable and was very supportive because I had been true to myself and, even though it might be a little bit inconvenient or misunderstood … honesty was the best policy, and that if I was being true to who I was … that’s all that mattered and everything would work out fine.

Do wonder at these groups’ disinterest in this fact about a man whom media hype has forced into the public eye.

H/t:  Reader Tim in MT.

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  1. And don’t forget, according to his friend, TM and she were thinking GZ was gay, and because he is gay, must also be a pedophile and a rapist…which apparently is only an issue when someone from the right says it. And now Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of Florida. Just when you think a Democrat can’t get any dumber, JJ is trying to piss off Florida, which tend to end up being a very important swing state.

    Comment by Tom — July 18, 2013 @ 6:51 pm - July 18, 2013

  2. Do wonder if these groups are aware that when Zimmerman’s brother Robert came out to him, the man recently acquitted of murder and manslaughter was most supportive…

    Also wonder if they’re aware that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — July 18, 2013 @ 7:23 pm - July 18, 2013

  3. You have to hand it to the left – the mission is everything.

    The various factions of the left (blacks passed Prop.8 in CA) are at cross purposes much of the time but when the cause suits them, they line up perfectly.

    They’ve been at it for decades – the march through all our institutions – and it’s paid off (for the left… for the rest of us and the country, it’s not worked out all that well).

    They fight every battle – conceding nothing.

    Comment by KCRob (SoCalRobert) — July 18, 2013 @ 7:38 pm - July 18, 2013

  4. What is it the trolls are always saying certain people supporting certain other people being like Jews supporting Nazis?

    Comment by V the K — July 18, 2013 @ 7:43 pm - July 18, 2013

  5. Also wonder if they’re aware that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense?

    Of course not. They don’t care to know what actually went on in the courtroom, just the edited version they get from the MSM.

    Comment by Tom — July 18, 2013 @ 8:04 pm - July 18, 2013

  6. The gay left is like all of the left: we loathe America, and whenever America looks bad is good in our estimation.

    Comment by davinci — July 18, 2013 @ 8:17 pm - July 18, 2013

  7. So, the gay left is now officially taking to position that the appropriate response to unwanted attention from a homosexual is to break his nose and pound his head into the pavement.

    Understood.

    Comment by V the K — July 18, 2013 @ 9:10 pm - July 18, 2013

  8. One of the reasons I visit this blog is for the clear thinking that goes on in times of trouble. Did you really expect something different V the K or did you just need them to make the point in pixels. In the end the only sword that you can count on to defend you is yours.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBo8hRA7hTA&feature=related

    Comment by Catseye — July 18, 2013 @ 11:27 pm - July 18, 2013

  9. Did you really expect something different V the K or did you just need them to make the point in pixels.

    Illumination of the bizarro world we live in is always a good exercise to ensure we are all (or at least some of us) witnessing the same unreal [and surreal] things.

    Can’t wait for the fast forward to when gay-sex marriage [to borrow from NDT] has been the law of the land for years and the same sycophants now bellering about “marriage equality” are suddenly pushing for universal speedy divorce laws and the ability to quickly detangle assets and lives, citing “oppressive” and “archaic” laws which have ‘shackled freedom for centuries’, or somesuch drivel.

    Comment by RSG — July 19, 2013 @ 3:01 am - July 19, 2013

  10. I have not heard one word from the Left or Right that the trial was not a just trial so what in the name of all that is holy are these clowns working on now. If we keep pushing an agenda driven society we will end up with no society at all.

    Comment by Mike — July 19, 2013 @ 5:39 am - July 19, 2013

  11. Mike,

    “10.I have not heard one word from the Left or Right that the trial was not a just trial”

    You might want to check your primary sources. It stopped being ‘just a trial’ when the Justice Brothers(tm) interceeded and Rick Scott gave in to the pressure and appointed a corrupt DA to file a false statement, slow role evidence, and fire whistleblowers to find a man guilty of a crime any crime no matter the cost.

    Why wasn’t it ‘just a trial’ to the Right? Because there never should have been a trial to begin with.

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 19, 2013 @ 6:53 am - July 19, 2013

  12. Question for the lefties who think George Zimmerman should have been sent to prison because his negligence, irresponsibility, or bad judgment led to Trayvon Martin’s death: How does that reasoning apply to Ted Kennedy in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne?

    Comment by V the K — July 19, 2013 @ 9:07 am - July 19, 2013

  13. You won’t be reading about Zimmermans gay brother on FR or other right wing sites. It won’t support the Zimmerman-as-hero narrative.

    Comment by Niall — July 19, 2013 @ 10:19 am - July 19, 2013

  14. Until I read the comments on here…I didn’t see one-peep about GZ’s brother being gay. The impression from the MSM was that he was yet-another bigoted racist-tool.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — July 19, 2013 @ 11:40 am - July 19, 2013

  15. #14 Ted B.: The MSM wants you to believe that TM was sweetly and innocently strolling though the area on his way to his father’s girlfriend’s house when GZ suddenly and without provocation pulled out his gun and shot him dead for no other reason than he was a young block kid barely out of diapers.

    Comment by Tom — July 19, 2013 @ 12:06 pm - July 19, 2013

  16. @Ted B.

    That was the impression that Mark O’Mera got, before he met him.

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 19, 2013 @ 12:08 pm - July 19, 2013

  17. You won’t be reading about Zimmermans gay brother on FR or other right wing sites. It won’t support the Zimmerman-as-hero narrative.

    Huh? What does Zimmerman’s brother’s sexuality have to do with whether he was justified in shooting the punk who was attacking him?

    Comment by V the K — July 19, 2013 @ 12:10 pm - July 19, 2013

  18. #13 Niall: You mean like how you won’t read about GZ fighting for justice for a homeless black man beaten by a white kid because it doesn’t support the Zimmerman-is-racist narrative?

    Comment by Tom — July 19, 2013 @ 12:15 pm - July 19, 2013

  19. The “LGBT” thang is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Progressive Left. These dogs do what their masters expect. And willingly. They meekly play the Race Game. Eg, when Prop 8 was passed in CA, what made the ballot box difference were the votes of the Black and Hispanic voters who came out in droves for Obama. But since People of Color are Sacred Oppressed Victims, the LGBTs saved all their wrath for the safely White Mormons.

    After 30+ years of being Out, about the only thing left for me to like about gay men is that they have sex with one another. Pretty well everything else in the gay or LGBT cultural construct is completely alienating.

    Comment by EssEm — July 19, 2013 @ 1:09 pm - July 19, 2013

  20. What really ticks me off about the left, gay and straight is their narrow minded focus on events. Moreover, they want to have their cake and eat it too. When this incident happened, they wanted GZ arrested and tried. They got that. But when the jury acquitted George, they don´t like. In the name of justice they have rioted and are planning demonstrations, all in the name of justice for Trayvon Martin. Since I am too far away from all that will take place, I would have liked to ask the demonstrators, would they have supported white people in demonstrating and asking for justice for Nicole Brown Simpson and Mr. Goldman after O.J. Simpson was acquitted? The jury was composed primarily African Americans. One of the jurors had the audacity to say that their verdict was a means (in essence) of righting the wrongs done to blacks over the years from slavery to now.

    As I commented on the thread, Trayvon the Gay Basher, I would like to see if in a civil suit filed against George, the defense attorney will be able to use information suppressed by judge in the criminal trial, namely Trayvon´s rap sheet. He was a little deliquent. I wonder if the fights he was in were bashing gays. The bleeding hear liberals who will be demonstrating for justice for Trayvon, never knew him. They believe the crap that is being fed to them, that he was an angelic choir boy, who was racially profiled by a white hispanic who has a few drops of black blood course through his veins from a couple of generations past.

    Last night on Hannity, one of the leading activist and organizers of Justice For Trayvon, couldn´t remember the name of the adolescent girl, who a week after participating in the reinauguration of Barak Obama, was shot and killed in her neighborhood in Chicago. Where was and is the justice for her? All of those protesters should take their demonstration to the south side of Chicago and demand justice for all of those kids killed by the gang bangers. They should go to Detroit and demand justice for Detroit. Corruption and poor management caused the city file bankruptcy. Why isn´t there enough income? The tax base, which was two thirds, abandoned the city. High crime and mostly black on black. At one time living in Bucks County my main newspaper was the Trenton Times, which I read on the net Governor Christe´s , capitol city is now predominately black with a high degree of black on black homocides, and violent crime.

    Maybe it´s too easy for the liberals, or should I say boring, black on black crime. It´s too simple it lacks the zing, the emotional rush, they must get with whoite on black crime. Will the day come when Rev. Al will take his schtick to the inner cities? He has hung his star on alleged interracial crimes, and just about in every case he has been wrong, and even caused the death of a young jewish man. He has yet to apologize for all of his mistakes.

    Black on white crimes have yet to be heard about; the young white couple beaten by a group of black youths in Richmond Virginia , a white man, in Philadelphia, beaten in a subway passageway from one section to another, beaten by several black youths at 3:30 on a weekday afternoon, passersby ignoring the action.

    In all of the above, non african Americans, mostly white, have been silent and not demontrated. Why is it because we wtill believe in the system and the rule of law, have we become insensitized to violence, or is it that were just afraid of being called ¨racists.¨?

    Comment by Roberto — July 19, 2013 @ 1:19 pm - July 19, 2013

  21. Video: President Obama Speech – “Trayvon Martin could have been me”

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/07/president-obama-speech-trayvon-martin.html

    Comment by Steve — July 19, 2013 @ 2:31 pm - July 19, 2013

  22. Yup, our Race-Baiter in Chief.

    He wants riots. So. Much.

    Comment by Acethepug — July 19, 2013 @ 2:48 pm - July 19, 2013

  23. So his “auto” biography would have read: “Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little watermelon lean when you could afford Skittles.”

    Comment by V the K — July 19, 2013 @ 3:02 pm - July 19, 2013

  24. So Obama just said that 35 years ago he was involved in fights, suspended from school, and a theif? So noted.

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 19, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - July 19, 2013

  25. Rachel Jantel stated that she warned Martin that George may have been a rapist. Since Martin was male, that would imply that he was a gay rapist. She also warned Martin about his little brother, further inflaming him.

    There is good reason to believe that Martin attacked Zimmerman because he thought George was gay. So now, the so called leaders of the Gay Community (whatever the hell that is) are coming out in force to support gay bashing. I guess, if you are attacked by Homomisic (Gay hating) thugs, you’re not supposed to defend yourself. Good job, fellahs. Why do people follow such people anyway?

    Comment by Mannie — July 19, 2013 @ 5:15 pm - July 19, 2013

  26. SnObama is the last person I would assume who could identify with “da hood” simply based upon his white grandmother, his exclusive upbringing in one of Honolulu’s most “whitest” enclave, and other little dribbles about his childhood and adolescence that we in the public sometimes get (mainly by accident from the MSM).

    Duh Won is about as close to mainstream blacks as I am. And I’m half-Russian and half-Greek to boot.

    Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — July 19, 2013 @ 5:23 pm - July 19, 2013

  27. Thanks for writing this up, Dan. You definitely have a lot of insight and your link to the coming out piece is appreciated. To try and paint this as on par with Matthew Shepard is just beyond the pale for me.

    Comment by Tim in MT — July 19, 2013 @ 5:33 pm - July 19, 2013

  28. Why do people follow such people anyway?

    Excellent question. I think several graduate theses could be made on various aspects of that question. Perhaps, in some small part, it is changing. Witness the comments on The Washington Blade article on the appeasement manifesto, such as “Thank you so much for providing me with a list of queer non-profits that will no longer receive my financial support!” We can only hope that such truly radical [in today's lemming-like culture] thinking will proliferate.

    Comment by RSG — July 19, 2013 @ 5:40 pm - July 19, 2013

  29. SnObama is the last person I would assume who could identify with “da hood” [...]

    And yet, he’s still held up as the model of personal experience as it relates to Black oppression. Witness FNC’s The Five today, where resident lib Bob Beckel used today’s video press conference release as evidence that he gives a perspective about being (authentically) Black In America that most whiteys will never be able to understand.

    [The first part of the above program is worth catching on its encore airing later tonight, as they discuss many of the elements of the post-verdict reaction which have made their way on to the comments of this blog.]

    Comment by RSG — July 19, 2013 @ 5:55 pm - July 19, 2013

  30. I hope this is ok to post…i thought this article might be of interest to some of you….and should be required reading for those of you who are part of the “brainwashed gay leftist collective.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/perfect-storm-of-black-violence-on-gays/

    Comment by Tom — July 19, 2013 @ 7:46 pm - July 19, 2013

  31. If the progressive meme is that non-blacks “will never understand” blacks, then why pretend there is a need for a “conversation”?

    Comment by Mary — July 19, 2013 @ 7:51 pm - July 19, 2013

  32. If the progressive meme is that non-blacks “will never understand” blacks, then why pretend there is a need for a “conversation”?

    The progressive definition of “conversation” is more like, “we progressives will lecture you hate-filled bigots on how you’re wrong about everything while you shut up and listen.”

    Comment by V the K — July 19, 2013 @ 9:02 pm - July 19, 2013

  33. V the K:

    In your earlier comment (#7), replace homosexual with cracker, and you get the gist of many young black men.

    Comment by davinci — July 19, 2013 @ 10:39 pm - July 19, 2013

  34. Jury finds black guy not guilty of shooting white teen.

    1. Kind of inconvenient to the narrative that America is a horrible, racist country where the legal system is weighted against blacks.

    2. Somehow, this story escaped the national media’s attention. I guess it was just a local crime story; guy shoots unarmed teenager of a different race and pleads self-defense. Why would that even be nationally newsworthy?

    Comment by V the K — July 19, 2013 @ 11:20 pm - July 19, 2013

  35. Obama was so troubled by this horrible act that he had to get in front of the cameras and talk about himself.

    Nice.

    Comment by TGC — July 20, 2013 @ 5:00 am - July 20, 2013

  36. Every one of the considerable advantages The One has gotten in his life -as with his wife Michelle Antoinette–have come to his precisely because he is Black. Especially the presidency. What a completely corrupt fraud.

    Comment by EssEm — July 20, 2013 @ 9:37 am - July 20, 2013

  37. Until all the leftist gay groups jumped on the lynch Zimmerman bandwagon, I also did not know his brother was gay. This only seems to matter if you are looking at the hypocrisy of these groups. It has nothing at all to do with the case.

    Comment by Linda Strickland — July 20, 2013 @ 1:39 pm - July 20, 2013

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  40. Until all the leftist gay groups jumped on the lynch Zimmerman bandwagon,

    They are Leftist first, and Gay a distant second.

    Comment by Mannie — July 21, 2013 @ 10:51 am - July 21, 2013

  41. Again, where there have black on white crimes (see #20) why have non-African Americans, mostly white, have been absolutley silent. Is it because we still believe in the system and the rule of law, have become insensitized to violence, or afraid of being called a ¨racist¨?

    Comment by Roberto — July 21, 2013 @ 2:06 pm - July 21, 2013

  42. Is it because we still believe in the system and the rule of law, have become insensitized to violence, or afraid of being called a ¨racist¨?

    Comment by Roberto — July 21, 2013 @ 2:06 pm – July 21, 2013

    The latter. It’s an interesting sociological construct that deserves to get more attention than it has (though many of the authors who have explored it in the past have themselves been slathered with the raaaaaacist tar-brush). Not unlike the Norwegian working in Dubai who reported her own rape—and ended up in jail herself for doing so. The fear is that calling out wrong will make those who do so targets themselves [not an inaccurate conclusion, in many cases].

    There’s also a healthy heaping of white not-always-liberal guilt mixed in, to boot. Because we (societally-speaking) did such awful things to those of non-European races in the past, there’s an unconscious feeling that maybe we (as in the melanin-challenged) deserve whatever we get. That’s totally f-ed up in a rational, logical way of thinking, but there’s plenty of subtle (and not-so-subtle) reinforcement not only in the media, but in academia, and among the race & poverty pimps [like Rehverahnd Jesse Jackson & Tawana Al].

    Comment by RSG — July 21, 2013 @ 7:21 pm - July 21, 2013

  43. @RSG,

    My cousin and his wife work in Dubai. What’s shocking about that case isn’t so much that the law exists, but that it was enforced against a foreign national. Normally the government acts like a Western Civilization in these cases. This time they didn’t.

    Comment by The_Livewire — July 22, 2013 @ 9:16 am - July 22, 2013

  44. Interesting. I suspected that was probably the case, from the attention the situation has generated, but still a reminder of how ‘we are not one world’ [as the late Paul Harvey was fond of saying]. Particularly given Dubai’s reputation as the San Francisco of the Middle East, comparatively speaking. (If “San Francisco” = “Oklahoma in the 1950s”.)

    Comment by RSG — July 24, 2013 @ 6:12 am - July 24, 2013

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