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Amnesty International Film on Police Gay-Bashing Premieres Nov. 7th

Includes Segment on Bashing by Chicago Police

"Less Than Human," a 35 minute documentary on gay-bashing by police in four countries - Equador, Turkey, Zimbabwe and the U.S. - will get its North American premier at 8:45 pm, Friday, November 7th at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark Street, as part of Reeling 2003, Chicago's LGBT film festival. The USA segment is all about gay-bashing by police here in Chicago, including interviews with Kentin Waits and Jeffrey Lyons. The Chicago Anti-Bashing Network heavily promoted action on Waits' and Lyons' cases, resulted in a good deal of press coverage, which ultimately caught the attention of Amnesty International's headquarters in London, UK. Amnesty conducted its own investigations of the cases, resulting in its first-ever reports on gay-bashing by police in the USA.

For more information on Waits' and Lyons' cases, go to the following pages:

$2 Million Verdict Against Chicago Police for Gay-Bashing Jury in Civil Suit Rules in Favor of Kentin Waits - Huge Punitive Penalty Sends Strong Message to Cops, City (11-02-02)

$3 Million Federal Lawsuit Hits Police Hate Crime -Victim Demands Devine Charge Anti-Gay Attackers (3-15-01)

Justice for People Gay-Bashed by Police!



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