The dispute ended in a severe beating on the street in Irving, Texas, after five teens surrounded year-old Mark Casarez, hurling anti-gay abuse. But the seeds were sown in the school hallway, when Casarez saw his friend Jennifer being harassed by a younger boy. Casarez pushed the boy, who fell to the floor and then ran to fetch his cousins. A couple of days later, Casarez said, he got off the bus on the way home from school, near the apartment complex where he lived with his mother. So, too, did four of the boys who had abused him earlier. Waiting for them was an year-old high school dropout described in the police incident report as a suspected gang member.
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For generations, Miss America contestants have avoided controversial issues as if they were hot fudge sundaes. But last month, Claire Buffie, Miss New York, made support for gay rights and same-sex marriage her personal theme for the competition. She reached the Top 12 in the pageant. In the Miss America pageant, do you think your platform on gay rights cost you votes? It definitely did not cost me votes.
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In contrast to her life-long project of documenting members of the black LGBTI community of South Africa, for this body of work Muholi turns the camera on herself. As she presents black and white self-portraits taken while travelling in South Africa, America and Europe, Somnyama Ngonyama meaning 'Hail, the Dark Lioness' confronts the politics of race and pigment in the photographic archive, while commenting on specific events in South Africa's political history, such as the Marikana massacre. The series references black and white portraiture and fashion photography, with Muholi dressed in different outfits as she takes on various personas. She writes:.
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