theGully.com
current issue
gay mundo
bush plus
race/class
nyc
africa
americas
asia
europe
arts series
gully español
about us
contact us
submit
subscribe
letters
archive
action resources
search

Related Gully Coverage

Complete Coverage Gay Mundo



The Homosexual Mafia

by DuWayne Charles

AUGUST 21, 2002. The chairman of the Miami-Dade Christian Coalition was arrested last Friday, charged with falsely witnessing a signature on the petition that has placed the repeal of the county's four-year old gay rights ordinance on the ballot on September 10. If convicted of the third-degree felony, Anthony Verdugo, 40, could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Three other men were also arrested as part of a year-long criminal investigation into whether fraud was committed in the collection of more than 51,000 petition signatures by Take Back Miami-Dade, the Christian Coalition spin-off that Verdugo co-chairs.

Verdugo's lawyer, Rosa Armesto, said the arrests were politically motivated. "This is the work of the homosexual, bisexual and transsexual mafia that wants to destroy our families," she said.

The arrests won't stop the anti-gay referendum from taking place.

For Complete Coverage Gay Mundo

Gay Mundo
gay pride The Gully's ultragay coverage. Includes musings on activism, info on queers from Puerto Rico to Taiwan and more.


About the Gully | Contact | Submit | Home
The Gully, 2002. All rights reserved.