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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:38 PM

Following up on the Gay Bashers

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LGBTQ Nation (@lgbtqnation) Tweeted:
LGBTQ group places executive director on paid leave after praising four hate crime suspects https://t.co/laxve3qwT9

Snip-Over the past 48 hours, much has transpired regarding the events that unfolded during the SAVE Champions of Equality Gala on June 14, 2019. We have fielded many calls from the community regarding the details of that night and are working diligently to provide answers.

Snip-Tony Lima, the executive director of South Florida’s longest-running LGBTQ organization, has been placed on paid leave after comments he reportedly made two weeks ago praising four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year.

Lima said that the four men, who were in the audience at the group’s June 14, 2019 Champions of Equality Gala, were “wrongly accused” after security video went viral of the four men beating Rene Chalarca and Dimitri Lugonov, a gay couple, and a bystander, Helmut Muller Estrada, who tried to help protect the couple.

The four accused men began volunteering with SAVE after their attack went viral and have now been with the group. They now face charges of aggravated battery with prejudice/weapon or bodily harm and assault with prejudice/or on religious institution grounds. All four men have pleaded not guilty.

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Behind the Aegis Jul 2019 #1

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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 12:15 AM

1. GOOD!

That was jacked up shit!

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