Well it appears to have been a busy week for gaybashers, because there have been two attacks on New York City gay couples in the last 7 days.
Last Sunday, a gay couple was walking between 34th and 35th Streets on Eighth Avenue, near Madison Square Garden, when they began being harassed by a group of Knicks fans. The fans yelled gay slurs at the couple, calling them “faggots” and ironically criticizing the couple for their fashion choices. One of the gay men was wearing jeans he had made himself, apparently these straight men moonlight as fashion police. Eventually the group of Knicks fans began physically beating the couple on the street. One of the victims, Nick Porto, suffered a broke nose while his boyfriend had his wrist broken. The police have not yet located the attackers, but the video above shows Knicks fans wanted for questioning about the incident. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit on the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Then on Friday, a gay couple was attacked outside of a Midtown Manhattan PATH station. The couple was attacked by 5 or more men including Asllan Berisha and Brian Ramirez. The couple claims they were beaten outside the 33rd St. and Ninth Avenue station because they are gay. One of the victims had to undergo eye surgery after the attack.
Be careful everyone, cities aren’t as safe for gays as we may have thought.