In the Eyes of Hate: Sweeping LGBTQ Deaf People Under the Rug


June is LGBTQ month and this weekend, in Washington, D.C; National Pride rally is on the stage. I, Jason “JT” Tozier supports LGBTQ regardless of who they are.

Couple of months ago, I was doing some serious research on hate crimes for academic PowerPoint presentation—and found that there has been stories that are so invisible in Deaf community that the hate crimes against Deaf LGBTQ is shocking. I am telling you that people really NEED to see this information. You will not be disappointed!

The media does not want YOU to know the truth. They want you to know that facts are not facts—truth is not true even reality is not real and that is where we are struck in Deaf community—the media do not care about us.

So what are we to make of laws to recognize hate crime against LGBTQ Deaf people? Shifting facts? Truths? Is the public in America scared of them? Are they pretending? Bystanders? The reality is that the illegal acts by hearing people who had done to Deaf LGBT is very much legal to do because the First Amendment protects hate speech. It allows haters to say whatever they want about another person’s race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Even though the hate crimes did constitute a human threat, they would not able to pin hate crimes against haters who committed against Deaf people, regardless of sexual orientation. If the hate crimes against hearing people who are LGBT, they would charge hate crimes right away. Why privileges allowed in this picture?

For example, anyone remember who Daniel Fetty, a Deaf gay man and homeless who was brutally attacked by several people in the state of Ohio—where he was beaten, stomped, shoved nude into a garbage bin, impaled with a stick, and left for dead. The people who did to Daniel was never charged with a hate crime. Why? Deaf? If Daniel was hearing, they would be most likely to be charged with hate crime.


First speech is a right outlined in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, which reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.”

In questioning hate crime what they had done is clearly mind-boggling, a majority of political favoritism, makes things even more badly for Deaf people to go through stages of grief. Why is it important to know about this? In many of literature where people write about Deaf people, it becomes a mysterious motto to make them cloaked in an unnecessary image, which is then forever enshrined. People have long perceived Deaf people as not smart people, not to be trusted.

They were portrayed as a dangerous human race, equally weak of a fight. The media portrayal of them: the side was evil and the images flickering nightly in media defined Deaf people as forgotten people. The answers surely lie in the history of media manipulation on the lands of America. The hatred of Deaf people is a new literacy, is supremely suited to the human oppression.

If you would like to see this presentation about hate crimes in Deaf community, please feel free to get in touch with me. Thank you!


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