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A quiet young man is tied up on a fence and beaten into unconsciousness and later dies At his funeral a small cult pickets outside the church holding signs that say things such as No Tears For Queers and Fags Dont Go To Heaven Multiple times before this brutal murder took place Congress silently condoned this behavior by not passing a hate crime bill that would have let the FBI and other federal agencies more thoroughly investigate the murder The strong hate mentality towards and homosexuals and deadly homophobia are supported both outwardly and discreetly by the hypocrisy we live in Homosexuals played a very overlooked role in the Nazi holocaust The acceptance of homosexuals has varied throughout Germanys history Homosexual behavior was illegal for hundreds of years before in Germany Although in the liberal climate of the Weimar Republic homosexuality was tolerated and open Works advocating homosexuality were published and there were gay bars in every major city Professor Magnus Hirschfelds Institute of Sexual Research was vandalized the photo collection and library was destroyed only four days before Hirschfelds book advocating homosexuality was burned homosexuals 52 Almost immediately when Hitler came into power he banned all gay and lesbian organizations Institutions and frequent meeting sites of gays were raided and the address books of the men were seized and networks of informers arose A special division on homosexuals was even set up Homosexuals Victims of the Nazi Era In 1933 storm troopers began raiding gay bars Homosexuals 52 Of the approximately 12 million gay men in Germany 100000 were arrested 50000 were sentenced and 10000-15000 were sent to concentration camps almost all of whom perished Gay men had a specific mark in the camp which was a black dot and later a pink triangle patch Men bearing these marks were treated harshly by guards and their fellow inmates Breaking The Silence Friedrich-Paul Von Groszheim Pink triangles became concubines of male Kapos or
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