Joe Morgan posts on gaystarnews.com: The partner of a gay police officer murdered in Paris has given a powerful and heartfelt tribute at a ceremony today (25 April).
Xavier Jugele, the policeman shot down on the Champs-Elysées, was honored at an event attended by the highest profile French politicians.
A 39-year-old Frenchman killed Jugele and wounded two others in an attack claimed by ISIS. Karim Cheufi was killed in return fire.
Etienne Cardiles, the partner of the policeman, told the gathered crowd that he had no hatred over the attack.
‘I suffer without shame, you will not have my hatred,’ he said, in a speech calling on people to not hate in their fear….
Jugele was one of the first responders at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on 13 November, 2015, where ISIS shooters killed 90 people.
He was also a LGBTI rights activist, protesting against homophobia in Russia and a member of the French association for LGBT police officers.
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Joseph Patrick McCormick posts on pinknews.co.uk: Matrix director Lana Wachowski has opened up about President Trump, calling him “despicable” for his promotion of hate towards minorities.
Speaking to NBC on Thursday, Wachowski, who came out as trans back in 2012, expressed concerns about the Trump administration.
“It’s despicable. You hope that the majority of America has moved beyond a lot of this kind of hate and disrespect and fear of otherness,” Wachowski said.
“He just keeps trying to pull us back towards those things.”
Asked what she thought about the first 100 days of Trump. Wachowski referred to his campaign.
“It doesn’t feel like it’s the best America, or a version of a great America,” referring back to Trump’s campaign slogan ‘Make America Great Again’, adding: “It sounds like the opposite of greatness.”
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“Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and i love you too!”
Barber was the pole vault world champion in 2015. He currently ranks 6th.
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