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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:23 AM

An LGBTQ group honored accused gay bashers at a high dollar gala

Four men accused of brutally beating a gay couple for holding hands at Pride in Miami last year were honored at a big money gala for a local LGBTQ organization.

SAVE touts itself as “South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.”

But at their Champions of Equality Gala two weeks ago, SAVE honored four men known for anything but protecting LGBTQ people: Juan Carlos Lopez, Luis M. Alonso Piovet, Adonis Diaz, and Pablo Reinaldo Romo-Figueroa.

The men are accused of beating Rene Chalarca and Dimitri Lugonov, a gay couple, at Miami Beach Pride last year, as well as a bystander, Helmut Muller Estrada, who tried to help protect the couple. The attack was caught on security video and one of the victims said that they were shouting anti-gay slurs in Spanish.

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Disgusting, but not unsurprising.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 08:59 AM

1. Gays for trump group?

This is beyond disturbing.

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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:56 AM

2. From the story

Snip-"So why would an LGBTQ organization honor people like this? SAVE Executive Director said at the gala that the four had been “wrongly accused.”

According to South Florida Gay News (SFGN), the crowd applauded as the men were honored.

Lima said that they have been doing volunteer work with SAVE for the past six months."


Snip-"Even if Lima is right and they were wrongly accused, since when is “maybe didn’t beat up a gay couple for holding hands” a reason to honor straight people at an LGBTQ gala? Is there no one in South Florida who’s doing anything more important to advance LGBTQ equality?"


I am confused here.

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