Showing posts from February, 2011

Media Homophobia

Case One:
The homosexual factor
Posted: 16/02/2007 - 09:18 AM
Author: Stephen Okeke

Wed. 14 Feb 2007 Dear Editor, I was not surprised with Mr. Orozco regarding the first article that prompted his response. But it was great that you gave him an opening to air his views. I think Mr. Orozco is either pretending not to get the message regarding his blunder, or is so consumed by his pursuit of clearly perverted pedophilic support that he despises intelligent reason. What is at stake is, firstly, the protection of the violated innocent, not his sexual preference. I think Belizeans should rise up as one people (at least those who do not have similar views to life as Mr. Orozco) and condemn the danger Mr. Orozco’s views pose to the safety of children and balanced social development. I would still like to write the article on the “incidence of homosexuality and the formation of homosexual tendencies,” based on conservatively liberal perspectives. But I would like to know if you will be in…

Acts of Violence Againts Gay Men in Belize and Cases of discrimination

The cases below are examples of violence and discrimination that LGBT persons have experienced in Belize. We have counted 17 murders and 8 assaults from 1997 to 2010 thus far that we are aware of using newspaper articles and interviews as sources of information. Because of the sensitive nature of  privacy, we will never be able to file all cases for public viewing.

Brutal Murder in Orange Walk; Throat Slit & Beaten with Bat
posted (February 13, 2009)

There was a brutal murder this morning in Orange Walk. 44 year old Enrique Castillo was found dead around 9 this morning inside his home on the Belize-Corozal Road in Orange Walk Town. He had been beaten to death with a baseball bat and his throat was cut with a kitchen knife. It is a horrible murder and police say they know who did it. But why? - was it robbery or was it because of Enrique Castillo’s lifestyle? Keith Swift went to Orange Walk to find answers.
Keith Swift Reporting,
This dramatic video is from the insid…

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