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Violence Against Gays #306983

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 21, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) String of murders of gay men in Minneapolis, Minnesota, noted under investigation by special task force.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Incr. violence against gay men and women examined; details given, scenes shown. San Francisco murder of John O'Connell cited as example [PROSECUTOR - presents case.] [Atlanta gay center spokesperson Bill GRIPP - describes attacks.] [National Gay and Lesbian Task Force spokesperson Kevin BERRILL - cites incrd. assaults on men and women.] [Cleeve JONES - describes stabbing.] Apparent relationship between public hysteria over AIDS and homophobia-based violence noted. [GRIPP - attributes attacks to simple hatred.] ["Atlanta Journal" columnist Dick WILLIAMS -notes Atlanta culture doesn't recognize gay rights.] [Robert GRAVEL - describes attack.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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