Last night, on the same day New Yorkers took to the streets to protest a recent slew of violence against LGBT people, three more gay men were reportedly attacked.
One was Dan Contarino, a former nightclub promoter who was brutally beaten in the East Village and had to undergo surgery as a result. Then a gay couple, ages 41 and 42, were attacked in SoHo around 5am. All the victims said they were berated with anti-gay slurs before and during the attacks.
Seven gay bashings in New York City in 30 days, including one murder. Try and tell me hate crimes aren’t real.