Violent Hate Crime Occurs After Dallas Pride.

We've covered so incidences of violence from all over the world that have been associated with LGBT Pride events this year.  We look at those cases and say, "thank goodness that's not us."  We were reminded this week that there is still violence here at home. 

NBD DFW covered a hate crime that occurred in Dallas  over the weekend, just after that city's pride events had come to a close.

It was meant to be a day of celebration, but hours after participating in the Alan Ross Freedom Parade with friends in Dallas, a 29-year-old man woke up in the hospital, the victim of a hate crime.

The man doesn’t want to be identified while police look for his attackers, but he said around 10 p.m. on Sunday he decided to walk down Cedar Springs Road to a friend’s house.

Shortly after passing Douglas Avenue, he was blindsided.

“I never saw anyone, but I was hit on the left side of my face with a bat,” he said.

After that, the attackers, a group of four men, threw him in a vehicle and continued their assault.

“There was a guy who had his knees on my shoulders and was using his fist to my face,” he said.  “I just remember saying 'take whatever you want, please stop hitting me.'”  He said the men continued to pummel him while driving down the road and rifling through his pockets.

Finally, about a mile later, near Sylvester Street and Wycliff Avenue, they stopped and pulled him out of the car.

“They were saying stuff like, ‘stupid fag’ and whatever.”  He said the men continue to beat him.  “The next thing I remember, I woke up and there was blood all around me. That was probably the scariest part.”  With what energy he had, he shouted for help, finally catching the attention of a nearby neighbor who called 911.

Once in the hospital, the man discovered he had a fractured skull, a concussion and needed 30 stitches across his head.  “It saddens me more than anything,” he said. “There’s still so much hate out there.”

Now he’s hoping police can catch the men responsible.  At the same time, he is sharing his story as a reminder to the public.  He said there is still a big battle to be fought when it comes to the LGBT community.  “So stuff like this doesn’t happen in the future. Definitely less often. The fight’s not over.”

Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact Dallas police immediately. – www.nbcdfw.com

 

 

 

We wish this victim a fast recovery and quick justice.

Do you think there is just as much violence here in the US toward our community or has it lessened with acceptance?

Do you think there is more violence toward our community since our issues / rights gain so much political attention and we are no longer out of sight out of mind?

I want to thank my friend Kenny for these words.

"This is why we have gay pride. It wasn't born out of a need to celebrate not being straight but, to be able to exist without persecution. To not be beaten, murdered, evicted, or fired just for being who you are."

4 thoughts on “Violent Hate Crime Occurs After Dallas Pride.”

  1. WE ARE MORE PRESENT NOW THEN

    WE ARE MORE PRESENT NOW THEN EVER BEFORE IN OUR EXISTENCE.THIS IS GOING TO MAKE US TARGETS. I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ALL LGBTI PEOPLE SHOULD BE ARMING THEMSELVES. IT IS STILL GOING TO BE A LONG BATTLE. OUR HATERS ARMED THEMSELVES A LONG, LONG TIME AGO. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT ISIS IS USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO HUNT DOWN GAYS. THAT CAN VERY WELL TRANSLATE TO THIS COUNTRY. NO ONE WANTS TO GIVE UP THEIR RIGHT TO BE OUT AND PROUD BUT, WE REALLY NEED TO BE WAY MORE VIGILANT ABOUT OUR SAFETY.

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  2. I visited Dallas a few yrs
    I visited Dallas a few yrs ago. I spent a month out there and I held hands with my guy walking up Cedar Springs. He lived a complex near the Hidden Door gay bar. I never felt so comfortable being who I am, and being gay when I was in Dallas. It was such as special moment. I never feel comfortable here in Or or when I ived in Los Angeles…I felt that there in Dallas….can’t believe this…I hope this guy gets better….The fight isn’t over…….

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  3. This is why the LGBT
    This is why the LGBT community must create programs of self defense, use of arms and educating the comm in the importance of self protection, God knows we are left to our own devices. Learn how to use a gun, learn karate, carry pepper spray, stun gun, you name it and above all don’t walk around like you’re in Disney World, it’s a jungle out there. If you can help it and if you see something fishy it probably is, walk, run, get out of there. On the street, on a train, on a bus, avoid situations that simply appear, don’t discuss, argue or fight, walk away, call 911, the cops. I dont know, just take care of yourself.

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