Sunday, August 02, 2009

It's exactly a year since Michael Causer died. Even today, in Liverpool, there is a great deal of shock and anger. However, in contrast to racist hate attacks, Michael's murder received little attention from the national media (see blogs on 11 March 2009 and 17 May 2009)

30th April 2009 was the tenth anniversary of the hate-motivated bombing attack on a bar in Soho called the Admiral Duncan, which resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to around seventy.

On the 10th anniversary, Pink News commented: At the time, many gay people had seen the area of Old Compton Street as a safe haven where they could socialise without fear of homophobic attacks. The explosion inevitably changed all this and highlighted the prejudice inherent in society that many had forgotten existed.

The anniversary commemorations, however, passed without notice by the BBC.

Last night there was another homophobic attack, this time in an Israeli LGBT support centre. The murderous attack sparked a demonstration in Tel Aviv, but by 9am this morning the incident and its aftermath received little coverage by the BBC.

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