Why do I keep posting about Fabio Brandao?
I have a forum with my blog, an ability to reach out to people and keep them informed. No, I don’t have thousands of followers, nor a huge audience but I have the ability to write and let people know that what happened is not ok.
Yesterday I received an email on Facebook from a former high school classmate. As I read it I got a little bit teary eyed. This is someone who has a gay brother who lives in Boston and he thanked me and my friends for having the courage to stand up in court against this man.
It is my duty as a gay man who has survived this to do all that I can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I will continue to reach out to the media, and post to my blog as long as I need to.
We need to see change occur, not only in Boston or Massachusetts but across the country. Violence can not be tolerated. A slap on the wrist is not an acceptable punishment. Continue fighting hate!