Tensions Rise In The New York Gay Community After Alleged Attack On Subway3rd July 2013
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA in the United States, the gay community in New York City were celebrating gay pride, when this alleged attack happened on a Subway.
Queerty are reporting that an attack happened on a New York City subway at around 11.45PM on June 30th 2013 on the F train to Queens.
Following on from the pride in Manhattan two men were heard saying:
“Today was a scary day for me. There were fags everywhere.”
A Queerty reader said:
As a group of LGBT people boarded the train, “the men proceeded to harass them, stating that the teens made them want to puke and that they would be killed if they were in Iran. The first assailant then threatened to rape them, at which point I took out my phone to document the incident.”
The video has been uploaded to YouTube in an attempt to identify the attackers.
According to the email sent to Queerty, the victim was:
“left with bruises and scratches from both assailants which I also documented. If anyone sees them or knows them personally, please contact the authorities.”
A group of people had gathered to stand up to the gay bashers. During this, the second assailant put his hand around the neck of a young queer woman. When the doors opened up at the Roosevelt Ave stop, both assailants fled. I followed them to the station exit while calling 911. One witness had overheard them saying they were on route to Jamaica; they’re likely commuters who regularly take this route.
This incident comes at a time were a number of anti-gay incidents have happened in New York, which includes the murder of one gay man in May.
Mark Carson, a 32 year-old gay man, was shot and killed in NYC’s Greenwich Village after being verbally and homophobically abused. The murder marked the 5th homophobic attack against gay men in the city of New York.
If you witness this scene or know who the two men are please report it to the 24 hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline at (212) 714-1141.