Survivor of Hate Crime Needs Help

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A Victim of a Hate Crime Needs Your Help - Sway Presentation

 
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Here are the main points. I was a good and dedicated teacher, who, as the result of a hate crime, lost my job and possibly ended my career. I need some extra finances in order to be able to continue with daily living expenses, rent, groceries, gas, utilities, and legal fees. 


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@Sandy Albert - I'm not entirely sure. I had all pretty much all of my ambitions wrapped up in one endeavor, and now there are complications with that. I'm still working on stuff concerning social anxiety, and I'm at a point right now where I can really do some research into what I want to do next.

So, to answer your question; I'm hoping for sooner rather than later, but that involves a lot of variables to complicate it for right now.
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Please comment below with any questions you might have for me that I missed with my video update. It was mostly off-the-cuff with some tangential rambling thrown in, so I likely missed a few key elements. Thank you all so much.
Update, Sept 2016
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Anthony Cali
38 months ago
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with that 10,000 bucks you got. i suggest getting out of that horrible state. and move to a place where you have laws protecting you.

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Roger Hunter
38 months ago
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I see nothing misleading at all in the statement "Survivor of Hate Crime Needs Help." Hate crimes do not have to involve physical violence. Just as much harm can be done with not even a single drop of blood being lost. To suggest that Mr. Bray isn't a "real survivor" is nothing short of crass.

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Brian C. Bray
38 months ago
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Nathan Poe, you're right; this was not a violent crime. However, it has been emotionally and financially devastating. Luckily, Burke, the guy in the story from the link you posted, has been in contact with me personally and helping me out more than I ever could have imagined. So even though I wasn't sent to a hospital and don't have scar marks, this was still a crime committed out of hate; it's the motivation behind the action which determines its category, not its outcome.

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Bethany Wilson
38 months ago
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Good afternoon, what happened in this situation is a classic case of what the media likes to label as "revenge porn" which is the distribution of nude/sexualized images/videos of a person without their consent. Please contact your local authorities and explain to them that someone hacked your account which is a federal crime and that you have been the victim of revenge porn which is a misdemeanor in your state. If they do not take you seriously seek other avenues for justice. Google "revenge porn Supreme Court". If you get a conviction you can take the person to court and sue them. We live in a world where cameras are everywhere. Just because you decided to be intimate in front of one does not make you stupid, gross, or immoral. You're a person and whoever did this was attempting to dehumanize you and humiliate you. These kind of crimes are the new age rape. Please don't let them win. Please become part of the fight to change the legislation. Best wishes -Bethany

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Sandy Albert
31 months ago

Do you expect to venture out into the working world sooner........or later?

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Rob Ingrao Buffalo
38 months ago

i am sorry to hear of this crime committed against you. i hope you will continue to pursue the criminal and get justice against them. i am shocked you lost your job over something you did not do. Its sad some of this country doesn't keep up with the rest. i applaud you raising extra funds for those causes. and to Matthew below: you're a lousy human being

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Matthew Chas
38 months ago

Preventing this man from making and distributing more of his deviant videos to kids is why authority spoke against his lifestyle choice.

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Lee Walker
38 months ago

Glad to help Brian! Wishing you all the love my fellow Arkansan! Stay strong. Chin up. It will get better. We are rooting for you! Lee

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Clint Davis
38 months ago

Brian, I'm so happy about the success you've had in getting your story out. Please know you have a deep responsibility to your LGBTQ brothers and sisters to use the gifts we've so generously given wisely. Sure, take yourself out for a nice dinner to celebrate, but don't waste this rare opportunity that you've been given. We're counting on you to succeed! (no pressure) ;) Have a great Valentine's Day weekend, hopefully with someone you love.

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Nathan Poe
38 months ago

Seems misleading to refer to your story this way. Here's a real survivor of an actual hate crime: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Hate-Crime-Survivor-It-Gets-Better-366205421.html

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Shrivatsav Pattabiraman
38 months ago

I am so sorry! I came across your story through logo. I wish you all the best buddy.

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Christopher Chin
38 months ago

Hey! I cannot afford to make a donation, but have you tried to make money by trying other things such as VO Genesis, Inboxdollars, as well as other websites to try to make money online? Thanks. Hope this help :D

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Anonymous
21 months ago
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Samuel VanHouten
25 months ago

Stay strong. It's not easy to live openly in a conservative rural state. Don't lose faith in humanity because of a few bad people.

RL
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Ryan Latham
31 months ago

It has been over 10 yrs (!) since we were co-counselors at CBS, but from that experience I know what a travesty this must have been- certainly for you, but also for the kids who won't have you as a positive influence. I'm sorry you've had to go through it. Whatever you decide to do in the future, I wish you best of luck, co-counselor.

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John Lundsten
31 months ago
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Thanks for the update - good luck

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Anonymous
32 months ago
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Jason Robertson
32 months ago

Ur a good man. Blossom where your planted. No matter where that may be.

Anthony Cali
38 months ago
5
5

with that 10,000 bucks you got. i suggest getting out of that horrible state. and move to a place where you have laws protecting you.

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Roger Hunter
38 months ago
4
4

I see nothing misleading at all in the statement "Survivor of Hate Crime Needs Help." Hate crimes do not have to involve physical violence. Just as much harm can be done with not even a single drop of blood being lost. To suggest that Mr. Bray isn't a "real survivor" is nothing short of crass.

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Brian C. Bray
38 months ago
3
3

Nathan Poe, you're right; this was not a violent crime. However, it has been emotionally and financially devastating. Luckily, Burke, the guy in the story from the link you posted, has been in contact with me personally and helping me out more than I ever could have imagined. So even though I wasn't sent to a hospital and don't have scar marks, this was still a crime committed out of hate; it's the motivation behind the action which determines its category, not its outcome.

+ Read More
Bethany Wilson
38 months ago
1
1

Good afternoon, what happened in this situation is a classic case of what the media likes to label as "revenge porn" which is the distribution of nude/sexualized images/videos of a person without their consent. Please contact your local authorities and explain to them that someone hacked your account which is a federal crime and that you have been the victim of revenge porn which is a misdemeanor in your state. If they do not take you seriously seek other avenues for justice. Google "revenge porn Supreme Court". If you get a conviction you can take the person to court and sue them. We live in a world where cameras are everywhere. Just because you decided to be intimate in front of one does not make you stupid, gross, or immoral. You're a person and whoever did this was attempting to dehumanize you and humiliate you. These kind of crimes are the new age rape. Please don't let them win. Please become part of the fight to change the legislation. Best wishes -Bethany

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Sandy Albert
31 months ago

Do you expect to venture out into the working world sooner........or later?

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Rob Ingrao Buffalo
38 months ago

i am sorry to hear of this crime committed against you. i hope you will continue to pursue the criminal and get justice against them. i am shocked you lost your job over something you did not do. Its sad some of this country doesn't keep up with the rest. i applaud you raising extra funds for those causes. and to Matthew below: you're a lousy human being

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Matthew Chas
38 months ago

Preventing this man from making and distributing more of his deviant videos to kids is why authority spoke against his lifestyle choice.

+ Read More
Lee Walker
38 months ago

Glad to help Brian! Wishing you all the love my fellow Arkansan! Stay strong. Chin up. It will get better. We are rooting for you! Lee

+ Read More
Clint Davis
38 months ago

Brian, I'm so happy about the success you've had in getting your story out. Please know you have a deep responsibility to your LGBTQ brothers and sisters to use the gifts we've so generously given wisely. Sure, take yourself out for a nice dinner to celebrate, but don't waste this rare opportunity that you've been given. We're counting on you to succeed! (no pressure) ;) Have a great Valentine's Day weekend, hopefully with someone you love.

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Nathan Poe
38 months ago

Seems misleading to refer to your story this way. Here's a real survivor of an actual hate crime: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Hate-Crime-Survivor-It-Gets-Better-366205421.html

+ Read More
Shrivatsav Pattabiraman
38 months ago

I am so sorry! I came across your story through logo. I wish you all the best buddy.

+ Read More
Christopher Chin
38 months ago

Hey! I cannot afford to make a donation, but have you tried to make money by trying other things such as VO Genesis, Inboxdollars, as well as other websites to try to make money online? Thanks. Hope this help :D

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