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gay marine man murdered

July 2, 2009

augustprovostanother tragic death at the hands of homophobia.  seaman august provost, 29, was found shot and burned in a guard shack at 3:30am on tuesday.  the military has a suspect in “the brig,” but is not releasing any more information.  provost’s family had been aware of harassment he had been receiving based on his sexuality.  his partner found out about his death when from a newspaper reporter.  representative bob filner (d-chula vista) as well as chairman of the san diego human relations commission nicole murray-ramirez are pushing for further investigation and possible hate crimes sentancing of the muderer.

from the los angeles times.

more at, apparently provost was quite open with his sexuality, and had been having an argument about his sexuality when he was killed.

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