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September 11, 2001: Gay Victims & Heroes (Continued)

The lifeless body of Father Mychal Judge is carried away from WTC; Reuters photo

"September 11, 2001"
A Poem

Italian and English versions by
Italian Gay Movement founder

M  a  x      C  o  n  s  o  l  i
- With Notes -
and for the first anniversary:
"Un Anno Fa..." ("A Year Ago..." in Italian)

Then there's the living...
Edgar Rodriguez, NYPD retired; photo: The faint smell of putrid smoke seeped through my gas mask as I passed buckets of unrecognizable ruin to cops and firefighters I'd never seen before. For hours we quietly passed buckets filled with lost hopes and dreams in a silence I have never before experienced. -- Edgar Rodriguez, executive director, Gay Officers Action League New York


Lesbian and Gay New York police and a firefighter; photo: Dirk Anschütz for *The Advocate*; cropped by Lombardi-Nash

Lesbian and Gay New York police and a firefighter:
Spike Cutolo; Grace Telesco; Francis S. Coppola (he watched his boyfriend, a firefighter, go into the south tower and never come out); Andrew Lavenski; Carol Paukner; Edgar Rodriguez; Tom Ryan; Ann Cregan; Thomas Verni -- Reported by Jessica DuLong (

Tom Ryan, one of just three out-of-the-closet firefighters in New York, [says] he "learned that about 25 closeted gay firefighters died on Sept. 11," and he knows "others who survived but are still afraid to come out."


Twin Piers in New York Harbor; photo: *The Advocate*

Gay journalist and architecture expert Fred Bernstein's
9/11 memorial proposal: Twin Piers

Vote for Twin Piers

"Our Heroes"
Accounts of New Yorkers who lived to see another day


Bryan and Tony in front of the World Trade Center
Native New Yorkers' Journal/Album for September 2001

When you ask what difference does it make if the heroes were gay, I say I agree with you. That's precisely our point. They were just like everybody else. So we ask, why is it that when they died, they were equal to everyone, but had they lived, they would not have the same equality as heterosexuals?"

-- Judy Wieder, editor in chief of The Advocate

Gay Heroes site listed in Related Links

Special Memorial Day cards with September 11 themes:
Gay Victims/Heroes site listed in Related Links

Red Cross Classic Pin from Reed Lenti, NYC

The American Red Cross announced it would give benefits to homosexuals who lost partners in the September 11 attack. Ditto Safe Horizon.
God Bless America: "Sexually active Gay men" Excluded
Citing a 16-year-old ban, the American Red Cross still won’t accept blood donations from sexually active Gay men. However, Canada has convened a panel to review that ban.


The AdvocateThe New York governor issued an executive order granting all the surviving partners benefits equal to those of the spouses of heterosexuals, from the state's Crime Victims Board. --

=-=-=-=-= A September 11 Gay & Lesbian Family Fund was administered by the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, and was divided equally among the estimated three-dozen surviving partners and their families around the country.
-- Dan Kerman, / Network


Every day is AIDS Day After September 11, donations for the United Nations Global Fund for AIDS have gone from $1.5 billion (in Canadian dollars) to less than $3,000. -- Jack Siu (

As of mid-December 2001, 16% of respondents in an Advocate poll said they decreased their financial support of AIDS service organizations since September 11. So...

Forget the homophobic Salvation Army and Boy Scouts -- give to AIDS funds instead!


Tides Foundation granted Lambda Legal $2,500 for their work "advocating on behalf of gay and lesbian surviving partners of the September 11 attacks..."


Homeland Coward
Image from Gay domestic partners are "left out of my program...Otherwise I would find myself getting sued in every state...I can't get into that local battle." -- Kenneth Feigberg, discussing the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund -- via John Aravosis


Gay, lesbian Sept. 11 survivors left in limbo

Victims of 9/11 and discrimination

The Eagle has Landed! Look out religious fanatics! We're gonna getcha!!

God Bless America: "Homosexshuls" Excluded

Fighting the Righteous Reich! Rev. bigot Louis P. Sheldon, chairman of the ... Traditional Values Coalition, urged relief agencies working in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies to withhold assistance to surviving partners of Gay people who died. --


Homeland Terrorists
Illustration: Westboro Baptist Church On March 9, 2002, Rev. [bigot] Fred Phelps and [hypocrites] from his Westboro Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas, picketed in New York City at 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn. Their target: the "fag ridden" New York Fire Department, which Phelps says brought down the wrath of God upon itself September 11. -- Queer Mail via J. Steakley

Baptist Watch: "He is not the only one watching!

God Bless America: "Gays & Lesbians" Excluded

As Islamic fanatics wage war on Christians, Christian fanatics wage war on homosexuals, or,
What has Religion Got to Do with It:

Before a television congregation, [bigot] Jerry Falwell offered up his credo: "I really believe that ... gays and lesbians ... helped this happen." His henchman, [bigot] Pat Robertson, seconded the motion, "Well, I totally concur." -- Ellen Goodman, Washington Post


Falwell from Grace
MAD Magazine named Rev. bigot Jerry Falwell the "dumbest person of 2001" for blaming the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Gays and Lesbians.

Richard Dawkins on Sept. 11 Religious Terrorism
Utica Fire Department Ignites Bigotry
Gets Catholic Priest Ousted from 9/11 Role

Mouthpiece of the Anti-Christ
Salzburg (Austria) Archbishop bigot Georg Eder made it clear: "The terror against the USA was God's punishment for...Gay marriage." -- Salzburger Nachrichten (Salzburg News)

Christian Taliban (

Referring to Mark Bingham, a Gay rugby player and hero of Flight 93, National Public Radio commentator Scott Simon asked,
"If your plane was hijacked, who would you rather sit next to? Righteous reverends who will sit back and say, 'This is God's punishment for gay Teletubbies,' or the gay rugby player who lays down his life to save others?"

Love thine Enemy; or Know thine Enemy?
al-Qa'ida (The Base)/World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders/Osama bin Laden

For a better understanding of Holy War, get search results for Crusades, and, Inquisition

We love The Big Apple From Attack on America to Panic Attack:
Know Thyself! Select this link for symptoms of Panic Attacks

Once Again, We All Have a Lot of Grieving to Do: The impact of the September 11 disaster on people living with HIV/AIDS by Michael Shernoff, MSW

Suggested Reading

Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries by Paul Fregosi. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

More titles under "Islamic Studies" from Prometheus Books:

Rage Against the Veil
Women and the Koran

Terrorist Fugitives:


From the PentagonPhoto: Jake Rajs (c)

God Bless America: "Queers" Excluded

A "stop loss" policy has been authorized for all branches of the military, but "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discharges are specifically excluded; queers will still be discharged as before. -- Greg at TWO Radio

The new security plan also harbors "Don't Ask" rule
-- via Yahoo News

Old Glory
The world got very small on 9-ll or was this a 911* call to everyone?

Did you all get your flag for your desk top? Check out the DeskFlag from Tiger Technologies -- John (St. Augustine, Florida)
*911 = emergency telephone number in the USA

Pentagon Memorial Emblem

God Bless America: "Fags" Excluded
A Navy officer signs a bomb (with homophobic graffiti) attached to the wing of an aircraft on the USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea [10-11-01]

Click to enlarge AP Photo/Jockel Finck: High Jack [sic] this -- fags

Air Force News

Whose God is it Anyway?
When it comes to homosexuality, the Bible and the Koran refer to the same god and to the same story of Lot and Sodom; both religions impose the death penalty for being Gay.

According to the Dutch press, a Muslim cleric stated that a homosexual earned the death penalty if there were four witnesses to the homosexual activity. [In 2001, a Christian councilman in Detmold, Germany, calls for gassing homosexuals like Jews; in 2002, an Israeli Rabbi supports the death penalty for homosexuals, especially the ones in Tel Aviv; Alabama chief justice advocates execution of Gays; Saudi Arabia publicly beheads 3 Gays; former Iraq edict imposes death penalty for homosexuality]

On Record: At least they're not Gay
The hijackers of September 11 visited female prostitutes days before their hate-filled deeds. --CNN


"Now the [media's] telling us that Sept. 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta was gay. According to the National Enquirer, 'Atta's gay lover, Abdulaziz Alomari, was with Atta when he crashed the plane into the North Tower.'" -- Rex Wockner on


More Gaybaiting?
WTC and Brooklyn BridgeAmerican Taliban John Walker Lindh enjoyed secret gay sex romps with his Muslim mentors....Married Pakistani businessman Khizer Hayat told Time magazine he was 21-year-old Lindh's lover. An imam from the Lindh's Islamic religious school also hinted that he enjoyed carnal capers with the young zealot. -- Brad Hunter in New York Post

Gay Muslims: Homosexuality and Islam Links
Al-Fatiha: LGBT Muslims flag * YOESUF Foundation

* Al-Fatiha: LGBT Muslims

* Muslim Wake Up

* Queer Jihad

* Queer Sexuality in the Qur'an and Hadith

Other 9-11 Memorial Links for Gays

"Yes, This Is About Islam"
"If terrorism is to be defeated, the world of Islam must take on board the secularist-humanist principles on which the modern is based, and without which Muslim countries' freedom will remain a distant dream." --Salman Rushdie

Bartender Don's website with pictures of the devastation:
America attacked: Bargay's Website
Three months have passed, and the smoldering at Ground Zero has just now ceased; however, I continue to smolder.
-- M. Lombardi-Nash

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