NYC spike in anti-gay crime

Every time I think we might be getting ahead in our fight for rights and for acceptance, I see this headline on Yahoo and I realize that for every leap forward there’s still a lot of pushback.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City is seeing a spike in anti-gay attacks, with two assaults coming within days of the fatal shooting of a gay man over the weekend, the city’s police commissioner said on Tuesday.

Two men in their early 40s were attacked on a street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood early on Tuesday morning by two men who shouted anti-gay slurs in Spanish and English and left one victim with a minor eye injury, police said.

Late on Monday night, a 45-year-old man was beaten unconscious after spending the evening at bars in Manhattan’s East Village with a man he met at a homeless shelter where they both were staying, police said.