Gay Couple Attacked In Pennsylvania
With all of the marriage equality tumult that is currently taking place in Pennsylvania, it doesn't surprise us that tensions are high, but anti-gay sentiment went into overdrive this past Saturday when a group of men attacked a gay couple after yelling at them with gay slurs.
Ben Stoviak recounted the attack on him and his boyfriend Aaron over Facebook. Stoviak writes:
Last night, a group of men attacked me and my boyfriend on Butler Street in Lawrenceville. After yelling, from across the street, "Faggot!" at us, I replied, "yes, we're faggots!" Immediately after, the group of men ran across the street and began hitting, kicking, and stomping me. The mark on my right cheek is a bootprint. Aaron threw himself on top of me to discourage them from continuing the assault, but they began kicking him in the head, as well.
To the women who saw the ordeal, wrote down their license plate number, and stayed to talk with the police, thank you.
Three of these men have been arrested since the assault. Aaron and I were in the hospital until almost 10 am so that the doctors could take MRI, CT scans, and x-rays to make sure there was no internal bleeding.
I don't ask you to cheer on my romantic and sexual lives. I do, however, expect people not to act violently against one another because they do not share tastes and preferences.
Hopefully Ben and Aaron's remaining attackers will soon be arrested. We're just happy to see that they weren't more seriously hurt and that Ben was able to share his story.