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Gay Men Beaten In NYC's Chelsea Neighborhood

NYC's world-renowned gay neighborhood of Chelsea was the setting for a senseless and appalling hate crime early Wednesday morning.

Two men who were holding hands outside the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinema on 24th between 7th and 8th Avenues were approached by two other men shouting anti-gay slurs. As the derogatory shouts progressed, four more attackers joined in and the group proceeded to beat the gay men. Injuries sustained by the victims required hospital treatment, with one man in need of facial stitches due to a laceration suffered during the assault.

NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn blasted the attack. “I am appalled by reports that two men were senselessly beaten in Chelsea simply because they were perceived to be gay," she said in a statement released this afternoon. "Holding hands as they walked down West 24th Street, they were assaulted as their attackers hurled anti-gay slurs. The cowardly individuals who committed this crime do not represent New Yorkers and our community will not be cowed by such violence. New York City’s greatest strength is our diversity, and we will not stand for attacks against anyone, for any reason."

(Via GLAAD)

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THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!!  Should we start arming ourselves?

I respect you very much Christine Quinn and loved your commentary but tell us exactly what is your plan of action to address this issue. Per your quote: "we will not stand for attacks against anyone, for any reason."

This happens too often and has become the norm as it did in West Hollywood, CA a few years back. It's shameful that a politician during the height of a campaign is the first to yell from the highest mountain top that this is wrong and won't be tolerated but has NO PLAN to offer the people to address this issue.

Christine in addition to your grandstanding you need offer solutions. Please show your passion in a good light.  You could be easliy misunderstood without completing a thought or plan of action by further upsetting the crowd.

Sincerely, 

~Ben Torres

It's ashame but the world is going to repeat history except its another type of hate in the streets .The worst part about it is the the narrow minded heterosexuals who have a problem with Equal rights is going to have thier hands full because people are going under estimate men in women because thier gay/ bi / or transgender in thinking thier weak Wake up ! Gaymen and women are everywhere ,military,Police,emergency ,everywhere the jackasses think we can't  fight , take care of ourselves Wrong in Everyway ,I'm not condoning war in the streets but if something goes down there will be a civil war again ,here in America Again we need to stop the blood shed ,or this time it will be alot worst Remember ladies and gentleman and other Fashionable Freaks every time we do something to our Earth ,our Cities,our states ,it's not just us your screwing but the children after who inherit this earth have to fix our mistakes So let's be smart Stop it now Gay ,Straight,Bisexual ,transsexual,omni sexual ,transgender what ever title your hung up on weather you want to hear it are not ,We are all humans ,We are all Equal and it doesn't matter what anyone else says ! To quote a very Famous beautiful Female Illusionist it's None of my business what other people think of me !And if you don't love yourself how in the hell Are you going to love someone else Rupaul " it's simple love everyone and real everyone despite what you think it takes more then one for the world go round ...Love,Loyality,Honor,Respect one Another its the only right way to live Have A great day ...Mikki Johnson.Aka Morgan Devinne Kennedy- Rayne 

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