Queerty: Albanian official: Gay Pride marchers “should be beaten with billy clubs”

It seems the leader of Albania’s royalist party likes his queens bloodied.

Ekrem SpahiuEkrem Spahiu (above), who’s also the Balkan nation’s deputy defense minister, responded yesterday to the announcement by LGBT activists that they would hold the country’s first ever gay pride march on May 17.

“My only commentary on this gay parade is that they should be beaten with billy clubs,” uttered Spahiu.

Albanian gay rights advocates were quick to react to Spahiu’s fighting words.

“This is a call to violence,” said Kristi Pinderi, one of the country’s leading LGBT anti-discrimination activists. “We will ask through our lawyers that Spahiu be convicted, in accordance with Albanian law, to a prison sentence of up to five years.”

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Queerty: Albanian official: Gay Pride marchers “should be beaten with billy clubs”