Gay Hero of Sydney Hostage Crisis Died a Second Class Citizen

  • metta

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    Dec 16, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    Gay Hero of Sydney Hostage Crisis Died a Second Class Citizen


    "One man charged the terrorist. Tori Johnson was 34. He managed the Lindt Chocolate Café for two years. Employees and customers all said he was a good man, a kind man. He was also a gay man.

    Johnson tried to take the gun to protect the other hostages as they fled, but he was shot in the attempt. His attack distracted the terrorist. The others escaped and the sound of the gunshot brought in the police, who killed the armed man. Another hostage also died on the scene, but of a heart attack on the way to hospital after being shot."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-peron/gay-hero-of-sydney-hostag_b_6332038.html
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    Dec 17, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    Sad. He might have married his partner of 14 years, except Prime Minister Tony Abbott is determined to prevent same sex marriage in Australia.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 17, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    pazzy saidoh shit.... my gaydar might actually be better than i thought because looking @ the nydailynews today and seeing dude's picture.. something about him just screamed "GAY". then started to have my doubts for some weird reason and then....... i stumble across this shit.



    what part of "manager of a cafe" did not indicate homo to you.
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    Dec 17, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    pazzy saidoh shit.... my gaydar might actually be better than i thought because looking @ the nydailynews today and seeing dude's picture.. something about him just screamed "GAY". then started to have my doubts for some weird reason and then....... i stumble across this shit.



    what part of "manager of a cafe" did not indicate homo to you.


    Be careful; with comments like that you'll have the gay thought police after you in no time!
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    Dec 17, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    Wow, TV news didn't say he was gay. I wonder if he tried the hot coffee pot splash in the jihadi face. At least he tried something, but he should have had help from the other men before he confronted, RIP


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  • theonewhoknoc...

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    Dec 17, 2014 4:14 AM GMT
    the news did mention his life partner. Not sure how he "died a second class citizen" though.
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    Dec 17, 2014 6:21 AM GMT
    theonewhoknocks saidthe news did mention his life partner. Not sure how he "died a second class citizen" though.


    Perhaps not being allowed to marry his partner?
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    Dec 17, 2014 7:47 AM GMT
    rest in peace.
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    Dec 17, 2014 9:05 AM GMT
    scruffLA saidWow, TV news didn't say he was gay. I wonder if he tried the hot coffee pot splash in the jihadi face. At least he tried something, but he should have had help from the other men before he confronted, RIP


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    "but he should have . . ."?

    Criticizing the hero who saved 15 lives because he didn't have the perfect plan before acting? What would you have done? Nothing? Just meekly await your fate to be shot when the jihadist got desperate? Would hate to be in a war with you in my platoon. He tried to get the gun away from the jihadist, and got shot in the process. He wasn't a navy seal, just a courageous bloke who took the only chance he had to save the whole group from being killed.

    http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/tributes-flow-for-sydney-siege-hero-tori-johnson-15976.html
  • metta

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    Dec 18, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    online condolence book

    REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS OF THE LINDT CAFE SIEGE


    http://tribute.dpc.nsw.gov.au/remembering-the-victims-of-the-lindt-cafe-siege/
  • highforthis

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    Dec 18, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    Lol the first article is like the gay version of "Canadian connection" style news... a family visiting from Toronto reveals they were planning to go to said café but went to Starbucks instead!

    Gay heros champion gay rights and causes. This guy is a hero who happened to be gay. Let's not politicize this guy's death, it's actually quite offensive on second thought.
  • Dazza73

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    Dec 18, 2014 9:21 AM GMT
    Agreed , I would think that some people would have some decorum ! This act of terror has hit the whole of Australia , I check in today and see this post , it doesn't mater if he was gay or straight really it's an innocent life taken
  • metta

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    Dec 19, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    Sydney Hostage Victim Tori Johnson Remembered By His Longtime Partner, Thomas Zinn







    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/thomas-zinn-tori-johnson-_n_6355732.html



  • christastic

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    Dec 24, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    highforthis saidLol the first article is like the gay version of "Canadian connection" style news... a family visiting from Toronto reveals they were planning to go to said café but went to Starbucks instead!

    Gay heros champion gay rights and causes. This guy is a hero who happened to be gay. Let's not politicize this guy's death, it's actually quite offensive on second thought.


    Agreed. It's annoying when gay news outlets do this to people and events.

    Funny you mention the "Canadian connection" cuz the real Canadian story in Sydney has even less immediacy than your example. A Halifax family was among the tens of thousands who evacuated downtown that day. Lolol