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Town Hall Discussion on Queer-Bashing, Self-Defense

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Recently a "town hall meeting" came together to discuss homophobia, hate crimes, and the case of Luke O'Donovan.

On New Year's Eve, a queer teen, Luke O'Donovan, was jumped by a violent mob who called him homophobic slurs and beat him. He was stabbed in the back, and acted in self-defense to save his life. He was arrested at the hospital and is being charged with aggravated assault, while all of his attackers are walking free. The corporate media accused Luke of going on an unprovoked "stabbing spree" - much like recent mass shootings - and made no mention of the queer-bashing which forced Luke to defend himself.

At the time of publishing, Luke has been released from jail, but still faces multiple felony charges. For up-to-date information: http://letlukego.com/

Open Town Hall Event on Luke O'Donovan and the Dangers of Homophobia

On New Year's Eve, a queer teen, Luke Patrick O'Donovan, was jumped by a violent mob who called him homophobic slurs and beat him. The teen was stabbed in the back and acted in self-defense to save his life. Five of his attackers were cut and stabbed and Luke narrowly escaped. Later, he was arrested at the hospital and is now being charged with aggravated assault while all of his attackers are walking free. 

Please join us for a discussion of these events and of homophobic violence in the broader context.


The discussion will be held Sunday January 13th at 5:30pm, at:

Little FIve Points Community Center

1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta GA

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