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Thurs 4/5/12: Miami University and UC Unite Against Hate!

“Two college students were left bloody and battered, and investigators said they believe the two were attacked because they're gay”

Stand together against hate and join Miami's Spectrum and UC's Alliance this THURSDAY @ 5:00PM on either campus: Phi Delt Gates at Miami University *OR* Corner of Martin Luther King & Clifton Ave at the University of Cincinnati

If you haven’t heard the news yet, two gay students- one from UC and one from Miami- were called “faggots”and attacked by a group of four men while walking home from a drag show in Oxford, OH on March 24th 2012 because they were holding hands!

Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/30789872/detail.html#ixzz1qqoUODrR

Please come wearing a white shirt/top (Miami students it would be great to see our "Love is the New Label/White Out Hate" shirts) to represent unity for peace and bring signs that call for an end to hate crimes against our LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual) community. After the rally they will line up holding hands to show that no one deserves to be hurt for showing affection.

The students of the LGBTQA alliances of Miami University and University of Cincinnati, stand united in their demand for a safe places to live, learn, work, and show affection. It is unacceptable for anyone to be assaulted, but it is especially repulsive for the victims to be targeted because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other classification.

Join the Facebook event and invite others! https://www.facebook.com/events/359827150735116/

**The police are seeking the public’s help to find these attackers. Gay/Straight/Trans/Young/Old we need you there to bring awareness to this hate crime and stand up for a safe, inclusive campus environment for all students**