White Supremacists And Neo-Nazis Around The World Increase Calls Online To Exterminate LGBTQ+ Individuals During Pride Month

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June 23, 2021

One of the most frequent targets of white supremacists and neo-Nazis are members of the LGBTQ+ community, both online and in person. On Telegram, VK, Instagram, Facebook, and Gab, white supremacist and neo-Nazi individuals, channels, and groups worldwide have published anti-LGBTQ+ posts, many calling for the extermination of LGBTQ+ individuals. Other posts have celebrated the murder of transgender people and depicted LGBTQ+ people hanging by nooses. Many such individuals and groups have also documented holding anti-LGBTQ+ rallies and taking part in campaigns to distribute anti-LGBTQ+ stickers and posters.

During the month of June, celebrated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the number of posts calling for violence against the LGBTQ+ community has increased, with many accounts and organizations claiming that "f**got pride month is cancelled due to White Boy Summer[1]"and expressing the hope that Pride marches be targeted in shooting or vehicle ramming attacks.

The following report includes posts from November 2020 to June 2021 from white supremacist and neo-Nazi accounts around the world, in various languages, that call for acts of violence against the LGBTQ+ community, including the beating, hanging, and shooting of LGBTQ+ individuals, targeting Pride marches, and burning LGBTQ+ flags.

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United States

A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member posted a graphic depicting Klan members beside figures hanging from trees, The graphic read: "FINAL SOLUTION FOR Jews BLM [Black Lives Matter] Antifa F**gots[;] ROPE WILL SET YOU FREE [;] 0 TOLERANCE FOR SINNERS[;] We are not about problems, we are about Solutions." The graphic also included instructional images for tying a noose.

An American fascist posted an image showing five hanging men, marked with the letters "LGBTQ." The user added: "...we will obliterate the militant LGBTQ movement from the earth," and called for a "fascist revolution."

An American white supremacist posted an image of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando in 2016. The image included the text: "Happy pride month!"

In a neo-Nazi Telegram group chat, an American user wrote: "Man its pride month, I sure do hope that somebody runs over a bunch of f*gs. Or better yet, shoots them."

Canada

A Canadian neo-Nazi account shared a link to an article stating that "Canada Declares Pride SEASON Lasting All Summer." The account added: "Get fucked f**got, this is White Boy Summer."

Germany

A German-language neo-Nazi organization posted a video depicting the burning of an LGBTQ+ flag, adding: "Kill yourself your insufferable f**got" and "Our patience has reached its limits."

Hungary

A Hungarian neo-Nazi website published an article suggesting that the new Hungarian law banning LGBTQ+ material in elementary and middle schools is not enough to protect Hungarians from "deviant tendencies" and that the law should ban all public LGBTQ+ events, including the Pride parade.

Poland

A local chapter of a far-right ultranationalist youth organization in Poland posted an image showing some of their stickers, which feature anti-LGBTQ+ slogans and white supremacist symbols such as the Celtic Cross.

In a Polish nationalist chat group, one user posted a photo of a sticker with the slogan "Destroy LGBT". Another user shared a poster: "Sinners, perverts, blasphemers, pedophiles, murderers, that's us, LGBT," and another, which reads: "Stop LGBT" signed by the far-right ultranationalist youth organization.



Sweden

A Swedish neo-Nazi clothing line posted two videos and a photo showing two people torching an LGBTQ+ flag. The first video showed a man in a skull mask torching the flag, while the second showed the flag burning. The caption read: "Greetings from Sweden. Public announcement: "F**got pride month is cancelled due to white boy summer."


Georgia

A neo-Nazi fascist terror-promoting chat group forwarded a graphic from a Georgian neo-Nazi organization depicting a man with a totenkopf patch holding the severed head of a figure representing the LGBTQ+ movement, with the text "Make f*gs afraid again."

Ukraine

A neo-Nazi news account shared a video showing men in the street burning an LGBTQ+ flag. The accompanying post claimed the event took place in Kiev, Ukraine.

Argentina

An Argentinian neo-Nazi account posted a graphic of a figure with a totenkopf head, making the white-power "okay" hand sign beside a silhouette of hanging man in LGTBQ+ flag colors. The graphic featured the text: "F*gs to the rope."

Brazil

A Brazilian white supremacist account shared photos of people hanging from construction cranes, apparently executed in Iran, and one image from the funeral of slain IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. The channel wrote: "Gay Parade in Iran. To decorate the party, some gays were hanged on the crane."

Miscellaneous

A Christian white supremacist account shared a graphic from 2017 promoting violence against the LGBTQ+ community. The graphic showed two people holding rainbow-colored belts approaching a cowering figure. The text read: "92% of children raised by Gay Parents are abused; 51% have depression; 72% are obese; STOP THE F*GS."

A neo-Nazi account posted an image of the skulls of monks at Mount Athos in Greece and wrote: "Hey, happy Pride month! All I wanted to say is you're not valid, nothing will be alright, and brother, we're all going to die. Hope you have a nice day repenting of your sins."

A graphic posted by an anti-LGBTQ+ account included an image of what appears to be a Pride march, with an individual aiming a gun at the crowd. The graphic read: "Happy Pride Month, F**GOTS!"

A neo-Nazi account posted a graphic of two hanged men, one representing Black Lives Matter and the other the LGBTQ+ community, with the words "F**gots are a mistake. All f**gots either eliminate themselves, or we will help them in this." The graphic included a sonnenrad with a sword in the center.


[1] Phrase coined by actor Chet Hanks, adopted by white supremacists and neo-Nazis to refer to summer 2021 being dedicated to acts of violence and pro-white rhetoric and activities.

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