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Chilean bishops condemn brutal murder of gay man

Bishops in Chile have condemned the murder of Daniel Zamudio, a gay man who was gruesomely beaten and succumbed to his injuries on March 27 after being in a coma for nearly four weeks.

Chilean bishops' conference leader and Archbishop of Santiago, Ricardo Ezzati, voiced solidarity with Zamudio’s friends and family and called for justice in the case.

Catholic News Agency
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April 2, 2012

Neo-Nazi Killing of Gay Man Moves Chile Toward Law

Prosecutors in Chile asked for murder charges Wednesday in the death of a young gay man whose attackers brutally beat him and carved swastikas into his body.

Daniel Zamudio died Tuesday night, 25 days after he was attacked. The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, with President Sebastian Pinera saying from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti-discrimination law is passed.

Associated Press
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March 28, 2012

Ricky Martin gets GLAAD

Ricky Martin was honored at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held last night in New York City. The Puerto Rican singer and newly minted Evita star took home the Spanish-Language Outstanding Music Artist award for his album, Música + Alma + Sexo.

Although Martin skipped the celebrity-studded event, he expressed his thanks for the award, tweeting “Last night I won a @Glaad award! I am honored and thankful and would like to dedicate it to #DanielZamudio and his family #Chile.”

NBC Latino
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March 26, 2012

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