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Whoops: Homophobe Picks Fight w/ Gay West Point Married Couple

A homophobe messed with the wrong guys when he attacked a gay couple that happened to be the first gay men married at West Point Military Academy.

The New York Daily News reports:  

A hate-monger shouted anti-gay slurs at the first gay men to be married at West Point Military Academy before punching one of them in the face Sunday, police said.

The victim, Daniel Lennox-Choate, 30, and his husband, Larry Lennox-Choate, were shopping in a SoHo bodega during the incident, according to a Facebook post by one of the men.

A 40-year-old man came up and started yelling at the couple, police said.

The assailant punched Daniel, and his husband leapt to his defense, Larry wrote on Facebook.

“He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is."

“We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time.”

The couple married in 2013. Daniel has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

(H/T: Towleroad)

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I had an idiot try this once, little did he know I was a SWAT Lieutenant & police defense tactics instructor. If I was a betting man, I'd say he probably won't ever make that mistake again. By all means defend yourself at all costs. Don't go looking for it, but if it finds you, always remember, somebody is going to leave bleeding, don't let it be you!!!

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I couldn't agree more......My wish would be that every LGBT person would spend as much time learning self defense as they spend toning in a gym.  And every chapter of PFLAG should encourage/ insist on defense training for their kids.  Over the next decade we need to expect, anticipate, and prepare for an active backlash by haters  to the recent victories for LGBT folks. 

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Good job guys clobber the bastards

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I'm LGBT and I'm licensed to carry ....Trust me, I'll use it too.

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#LoveWins !!!

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Those damn bigots will never know what they are doing to others' lives. Thank God these guys knew how to defend themselves. But they should not have had to. This is such a sad thing. Thankfully, the LGBT community is gaining more and more respect! Keep doing our best, guys! They will respect us and love us the more that they see that we are really good people!

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Thank god for what! god is the main problem and his followers. Most bigots are religious. The military trained them with skills to defend themselves not god. Give credit where credit is due.

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The homophobe got exactly what he deserved! Any asshole shouts shit at me and then takes a swing.....yeah.....dam straight they're getting the same thing. No remorse. Think what you want but if it's vile, you had better keep it to yourself. Say it to me aloud and you'll get a mouthfull of knuckles.

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The homophobe got exactly what he deserved! Any asshole shouts shit at me and then takes a swing.....yeah.....dam straight they're getting the same thing. No remorse. Think what you want but if it's vile, you had better keep it to yourself. Say it to me aloud and you'll get a mouthfull of knuckles.

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So, are we to take from this that if you've been to Harvard and van box you should take to bashing people who clearly can't defend themselves? 

what a great way to convince people like that that the gay community is kind and not like he believes. Why are you applauding violence by reporting (if you can call it that) on this?

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I'm not a proponent of violence either, but I'd love to take that gay-basher out of the gene pool. Tie him up, gag him, take him somewhere remote, torture him the way Ellen Page does with that pedophile in Hard Candy, and (should I let him survive) watch him waddle away without any of his own sexuality left.

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Aaron what is wrong with you? These men were attacked, and when one of them was punched in the mouth the violent attacker leaned that when he assumed two men that are in love are an easy target of his assault, was a grave error in judgment. 

If you are suggesting that gay men should turn the other cheek in the face of assault by violent homophobes, you are just playing into the stereotypes that have led to our victimization for centuries. Defending ourselves in kind, is the most immediate way of retraining attackers to understand it could be costly, and it's best to not assault gay people. 

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That's horseshit buddy! You mean you'd just let a hate monger like that attack and beat the shit outta you? Maybe kill you just for being gay--who you are? Fuck that. YOU FIGHT BACK, beat the hate outta them, bloody their nose......when they give in, they ask for your forgiveness, you give it to them. If they don't give in, beat their ass good and send them on there way......bloody or not! Whatever you do, do not allow anyone that throws the first punch to keep beating you. Not just from a homophobe, but from anyone. I don't like violence at all, but if confronted, they're gettin there ass wooped buddy. At least I'll do everything humanly possible to fight back. They ask for it, their gettin it!

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You said it!! All LGBTQ's should know how to defend themselves. It's a crazy violent world and often it comes knocking on our door. You don't seek out violence, but certainly stand up to it. 

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I'm not a proponent of violence either, but if someone is physically assaulted, then all's fair. 

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Im not agree about violence but if you can defend yourself or the people who love thats not violence that is defense and is allowed people think gay people are weak but not the case, i do protect my boyfriend if someone yell or push us on the street, so that is a good for that couple and poor "stra8" guy

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you're a fucking idiot.

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Well put Stephen.

And to Aaron, I suppose if this were a heterosexual couple and the man defended his woman, we would be patting him on the back.

I am also trained in self defense and have taken many antagonists to school because they assumed because I'm gay that I'm a "priss".

Surprise sweetie!!! We are not all the Hollywood imposed gay stereotypes.

We are still men. 

To those who fight to the good fight, Stay strong and carry on!

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What you should take from this is that the gay community should not sit back and let people beat them and the people thy love just because they are gay. 

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Good for them. But is this news worthy?

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How is Daniels' master’s degree in business administration from Harvard relevant to this story?

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Because that and the fact that he did national service in Iraq and Afghanistan show that he is a respectable person and a cut above the caliber of the scum which assaulted him.

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Every Neanderthal homophobic anti-gay asshole should be stripped naked and surrounded in a street, while people pummel eggs at them, screaming hurtful vile things about their body and mind. ...Then. Then, the bigot might have a tiny moment of what they put us through for a lifetime. 

Thank God, we LGBT are RISING UP!!!

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Wow, this is a powerful visual! But you know, it is a true assessment. All the hell we have been thorough, how do you make someone else feel it for a moment? You can't really. But this would give them a taste of it. Let's hope nobody actually gets hurt either way though. Thank you for your comment Sammie!

(Don't listen to the people who put you down. They just don't get it!)

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What the actual fuck is wrong with you? No, "we LGBT" are not "RISING UP", there is a thing called karma, which we should let deal with homophobes. You should be ashamed of yourself for even saying such things. Why spread hate if you know what it's like to be hated? Why put yourself under a label when you're a human being?

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You totally missed the mark, Martin!! Barking up the wrong tree. 

You honestly owe an apology. But, with that potty mouth of yours, I don't think you have the heart to. (I will take this back if you actually do take back your nasty words, but until then, the shame is on YOU!)

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Martin, your aggression and anger are misdirected. The very point of Sammie's posting is to say that a lifetime of being beaten down by homophobia and bigotry would not even equal a moment of such humiliation as what is described. ...And now you go attacking other LGBT members? Just stop. You absolutely misunderstood the posting, and you are making yourself look like the horrible person here. --Now, there is some karma for you. 

And yes, LGBT are rising up! Meaning, our rights and our safety are improving. Thank God!! That is unquestionably a rising up for our community. God, why are you so mean, man? 

Such mean queeny bitches jumping to conclusions as they jump on their judgmental podiums. So unevolved. Calm down, and maybe learn to have an open mind and intelligence before you go calling people names like that! You just displayed hypocrisy for us all to see. I hope you grow up one day and learn to think with kindness before you speak! It is you who really should be ashamed.

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Attacking other lgbt members? You mean the one that incitng insanity and violence for the sake of "we've suffered"? You mean the one that wants to strip homophobes naked and scream hurtful, vile things about their body and mind as well as pummel them with eggs? Maybe retaliation isn't the best idea since that's what homophobes want like any other bully? Since when do you know how I think? Who the fuck are you? Lol. Exkuze mah aggreshins.

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What I got from Sammies' comment was that we should be hypocrites and do what they do to us. Pummeling them with eggs? When did the lgbt become spiteful, narrow-minded cowards?

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That homophobic loser deserves all the beating.

The loser probably thinks just because they are gay they can't fight.

hope someone post the pic of that loser so that we can laugh at him and tell him he got beaten up by 2 gay men.

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Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, National guard, or Marines.....DON'T MESS WITH RETIRED MILITARY AND ESPECIALLY GAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!  HOOOYAH!!!

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Is there anyway to get the name and picture of the abuser, so he can be ridiculed on Facebook and in public?

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Awesome!

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From now on, his answer to "Are you being served?" is a decidedly resound YES! He was served!

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So glad to hear someone was able to fight back and win! Great story!

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Great job.  Go Army!

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