Not-very-bright anti-gay bigots in France film selves vandalizing Paris’ LGBT center

It takes a really special kind of “stupid” to film yourself, including faces, committing a hate crime, and then posting the evidence on YouTube. But that’s what happened recently, when anti-gay “pro-family” bigots in Paris vandalized the city’s “LGBT Center,” filmed the entire thing, and then published it to YouTube.

Reportedly, someone figured out that providing the cops evidence of your own hate crime isn’t a very bright idea.

Also, just to add to the nastiness, the anti-gay-marriage homophobes used a soundtrack from Frankie Goes to Hollywood on the video.

Keep in mind that this is the same anti-gay movement that uses children as human shields against tear gas, and violently attacks the police, in addition to being aligned with fascists. So perhaps none of this is surprising.

At the end of the video, the brainiacs finally put on masks for the camera. A bit late for that.


They’re the same masks worn by German neo-Nazis.  Here’s the mask:


And here’s the video of the German neo-Nazis:

Here are a few of the faces of family values criminals caught in the video:






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32 Responses to “Not-very-bright anti-gay bigots in France film selves vandalizing Paris’ LGBT center”

  1. kyleyoder says:

    To put it in perspective, the left wing endorses this kind of brutal violence all the time when it’s an issue they are passionate about. Remember the G8 riots? The media calls the rioters “people with grievances.” It’s sad that we have succumb to this, and I believe the Left Wing media has ignited the double standard more than anyone. No one is without sin here!

  2. kyleyoder says:

    I got news for you Tom, the US media, particularly the gay US media, is covering up what has been happening France. Why do you think that is?

  3. Ed Adams says:

    lol. You’re the one who’s lying about the manif pour tous. The manif pour tous is nothing other than a Trojan Horse for the right wing ump and the fn. It includes a sprinkling of self-loathing gays (like homovox) just to try to pretend that it’s not homophobic. The main purpose of the movement is to capitalize on french people’s homophobia (which is deeply ingrained) and use that to destabilize hollande’s government. It is an absolutely despicable, fascist movement that is trying to keep gays as second class citizens.

    Here’s an important article blowing away the lies on which the manif pour tous is based. It created empty “shell” associations that it lists as false proof of it’s supposed “diversity”. Almost all are right wing and catholic sites with some outreach to anti-gay muslims.

    The manif pour tous is a dangerous forewarning of the right wing fascism that can easily rise up in France just as it did in the 1930s culminating in Petain. Even the slogans are similar to the Petainist “travail, famille, patrie”. And now it has blood on its hands.

  4. Tom Craig says:

    Hi- I live in France, and am a Gay / AIDS activist, covering this story for many years. I have to report to you that the building in the photo is not the Center GLBT of Paris. It is of a public building in the Marais Area where was held the annual “Printemps des Associations” (Spring LGTB Trade Show”), called the “Les Blancs Manteaux”. But the attack served the same purpose. Thank you fo reporting it. This event should be shown around the WOrld. And as a result, we are organizing a large demonstration tomorrow night in front of r the Paris City Hall building (Hotel de Ville), watch for my photos here:

  5. John says:

    Hey this post is absolutely wrong !I do live in france and these people are not from “La Manif pour tous” they just use the same placards but the real association against gay marriage blame these actions.

    Then, no children have been used in front of tear gas !

    I’m just shocked to see such lies ! There were many children in this demonstration and the policemen decided to throw tear as on them and the crowd because a few people were too excited but they didn’t think that there were also children in this crowd !
    Then “La manif pour tous” doesn’t work with fascists ! They are gay friend, you haven’t to be clever to understand that being against gay marriage doesn’t mean being homophobic.

    Just disgusted to see such lies !

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  7. Clecinosu says:

    I didn’t know there was a Steubenville in France.

  8. “However, the pactes civiles have all the rights & privileges of marriage”

    That is simply NOT true and you promoting that lie does not help the marriage equality movement. There are MANY significant differences between the pacts and marriage. France and Germany have the weakest “marriage light” laws of all the countries in Europe with civil partnership laws.

  9. karmanot says:

    “not just adoption.” quote unquote

  10. d3clark says:

    “Primitive life forms are very common and intelligent lifeforms are fairly rare. Some would say they have yet to occur on Earth.” -Stephen Hawking

  11. Ed Adams says:

    but the ps has handled this very badly, allowing it to drag out, unnecessarily exposing lgbts to right wing abuse. now hollande is politically very weak and vulnerable (30% approval rating). the original plan to combine marriage, adoption and pma all in one bill was also very foolish. it allowed the opposition to create all sorts of confusions in the popular mind. the people running the show are political amateurs and hollande is not a man of conviction.

    the main arguments the anti-gay forces are using to hide their homophobia are a) gay marriage will inevitably lead to pma for lesbians and then surrogacy for gay male couples b) allowing both members of a gay couple to adopt will result in some cases in a child being entirely cut off from having a parent of one gender, esp. the father, which will be a “fiction” that will harm the child’s development and c) there aren’t enough children for hetero couples to adopt as it is.

    the french supporters of same-sex marriage are not without blame as well. as soon as they saw the strong public display of opposition and that the media were giving a non-stop platform to the clown frigide barjot and her message “papa-maman”, they ought to have countered. they have no real strong spokesperson (except maybe caroline fourest) and their turn-out in support was tepid. people couldn’t be bothered to march. now they might find out they’re going to have to march.

  12. Ed Adams says:

    it’s time for gays to cross france off their vacation list.

    the french pro-gays have been complacently sitting on their butts for months while frigide barjot and her band of homophobes have been whipping up right wing anti-gay bigotry non-stop. and the socialist party has been stupidly dragging this out. hollande is a man of little conviction or political skill.

    on the other hand, barcelona and amsterdam are nice.

  13. Ed Adams says:

    not true. the pacs lacks a lot of the rights and protections of marriage, not just adoption.

  14. I think they were trying to be in-your-face picking a gay song

  15. Glenn I says:

    “Relax”? What a weird choice for the soundtrack.

  16. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    They’re always saying we shouldn’t be allowed to marry, because we can’t reproduce. It’s not very reassuring to think that these people can breed.

  17. Max_1 says:

    The sound track they used…
    … Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

    It’s a 80’s gay band…

  18. BeccaM says:

    Yeah, that was my thought: In France, LGBT folks are very much an active wedge issue right now for the fascist reactionaries.

  19. cole3244 says:

    bigotry has no political affiliation, only stupidity.

  20. cole3244 says:

    who says criminals are dumb, they do.

  21. They’re also just generally rightwinger – the right wing opposition is taking advg of the gay marriage issue to launch an all out attack on the socialist government. So basically they’re using us.,

  22. Nick says:

    Yes, that is the gentleman to whom I was referring. I cannot begin to imagine his anguish.

  23. Here’s an English-version article about that beating, which is just one of scores of complaints of anti-gay hatred in Paris in the last week alone. hatred

  24. Michael in Cambridge says:

    In the US, people that stoopid get elected as Republicans to Congress – or appointed by a Republican as head of the Defense Department or FEMA

  25. FLL says:

    Comme on dit, quel stoopid.

  26. Mighty says:

    I had always thought France was a more liberal place. This just goes to show just how deeply entrenched religion has instilled homophobia.

  27. My pleasure. They’re in the video anyway, but thought it might be more efficient to just post them.

  28. Nick says:

    I think we have a list of suspects for the brutal anti-gay beating that just occurred in Paris. I hope the man who was beaten so badly will be able to view these photos to see if his attacker is among this scum.

  29. Thanks for posting this. In particular, thanks for including photos of gang member faces.

  30. Oh it will arrive before it does here. I don’t think anyone is expecting the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide.

  31. Gay marriage with full adoption rights will arrive in France despite a few freaks. Gay marriage in France may even occur sooner than the US version. However, the pactes civiles have all the rights & privileges of marriage, just without the adoption rights.

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