Gay Portuguese journalist killed in NYC

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T16:57:54-04:00 January 20th, 2011|News|

Well-known openly gay Portuguese journalist Carlos Castro, 65, was killed in his New York City hotel room Jan. 7.
Reports said he was tortured at length, poked in the eye with a corkscrew and castrated at the InterContinental Times Square hotel.
Castro’s traveling companion, 20-year-old model Renato Seabra, reportedly confessed to the attack, told police he isn’t gay anymore, and said he castrated Castro to get rid of homosexual demons.
Seabra has been charged with second-degree murder.
Correspondent Joao Paulo from PortugalGay.pt said Castro “was a very well-known journalist here in Portugal and a dear friend of mine.”
“Despite what we have seen in the U.S. news, he was not seen as a gay activist in Portugal, but he was a gay man who was also a part-time activist, especially on the HIV fight,” Paulo said.
For 18 years, Castro had organized the annual “Gala dos Travestis” event to support Associacao Abraco, Portugal’s leading HIV/AIDS charity, Paulo said.

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