GLAAD silent on Trayvon Martin gay panic revelation

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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The gay-rights advocacy group GLAAD has yet to respond to new revelations that Trayvon Martin may have been under the impression that George Zimmerman was a “gay rapist” at the time of their tragic fistfight.

“And people need to understand, he didn’t want that creepy ass cracker going to his father or girlfriend’s house to go get — mind you, his little brother was there. You know — now, mind you, I told you — I told Trayvon it might have been a rapist,” Jeantel told CNN host Piers Morgan.

Jeantel made clear that she was not referring to general fears of a neighborhood rapist but specifically to the sexual orientation of men who are “that kind of way.” Morgan, the low-rated British replacement for beloved talker Larry King, declined to draw her out on the point.

“Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every — who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out?,” Jeantel said.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year old Martin in 2012, claimed that Martin struck him first in their highly publicized altercation.

GLAAD did not return a Daily Caller request for comment.

GLAAD has long spoken out against the “gay panic” defense used by defendants accused of violent acts against people they perceive to be gay.

“Too often…attorneys representing perpetrators of violent acts against LGBT people resort to accusing the victims of ‘bringing it on themselves’ in order to defend their clients in court. The ‘gay panic’ defense says that an LGBT brought violent retribution on themselves, up to and including murder, by sexually propositioning someone who was so enraged by the gesture that they had no choice but to react violently,” according to GLAAD.

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