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Gay Violence Still Happening…Even In NYC!

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another case of gay violence at nyc stonewall inn

This is absolutely disgusting!

Two Staten Island men, 21-year-old Matthew Francis, and 17-year-old Christopher Orlando attacked 34-year old Benjamin Carver in the restroom of NYC's Stonewall Inn, which is known as the birthplace of the gay rights movement.

The men demanded that Carver tell them if they were in a gay bar, and then they insulted him and attacked him. Fortunately, he was able to defend himself.

Here's what Carver had to say about it:

"To so many of these bullies, they think that gay people are an easy target, and that we're just going to give in. Those two guys found out that night that's not the case."

Good for you for fighting back, Benjamin! You're an inspiration.

The attackers now face assault, hate crime, and robbery charges by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s Hate Crimes Unit.

Here's Carver's advice for anyone who is attacked:

"If you've ever been bullied or attacked, then fight back with all you have. Don't let them win."

We would certainly recommend avoiding violence whenever possible, but it's certainly important to defend yourself, and we think Carver is amazing for not allowing himself to be quietly victimized!

Here's what City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is a lesbian herself, had to say about the incident which took place around the corner near her home:

"Obviously anytime a hate crime happens it's incredibly upsetting but to have two anti-gay incidents happen so close together both time and geography in neighborhoods that have large gay populations it's extremely upsetting and outrageous. It is hard to imagine what someone could be possibly be thinking being in the Stonewall bar and committing an anti-gay crime. It really shows a depth of confidence in one's hatred that is deeply upsetting. These two [incidents] are particular upsetting because they occurred both this weekend in two neighboring communities. They were both violent not just verbal attacks.

To anyone who thinks they are going to walk around the city and attack gay people and get away with it you have another thing coming. The police department and the government of New York take these crimes very seriously and they will apprehend you and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law."

We're glad to see so much support out there, but it's just awful that these incidents have to take place at all!

Truly, very upsetting.

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21 comments to “Gay Violence Still Happening…Even In NYC!”



  1. 1

    Figures the two meatheads were from Staten Island. Typical. Island of Morons



  2. 2

    SHUT THE FVCK UP ABOUT GAY THIS AND GAY THAT. WHY NOT MAKE A GAY PEREZ WEBSITE FOR PEOPLE WHO GIVE A SH1T. DO YOU THINK ONLY GAYS GET BULLIED OR BEAT UP, OR KILL THEMSELVES?



  3. 3

    Violence abounds: domestic, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual. Gays are not exempt.



  4. 4

    #loveislouder than hate or bullying. Join the movement www.loveislouder.com



  5. 5

    straight people get into fights with other straight people over stupid shit too - why don't you make yet another website and report on all the ass whipping/suiciders and stop being such a biased f.a.g.

  6. emhay says – reply to this


    6

    What kind of morons go into Stonewall and get to the bathroom without knowing they're in a gay bar. What were they doing on Christopher St. at all?? Lock 'em up.



  7. 7

    This is getting ridiculous! I just don't get what is wrong with people! It should not matter if someone is gay or not!! I am so glad he was able to defend himself. Is it just me or is society becoming more and more stupid? Just leave people the hell alone!



  8. 8

    Re: LetttyB
    Yo, MORON you are visiting a site run by a GAY MAN. If it bothers your machoness, don't visit here! DUH!!!



  9. 9

    Horrible. I live in New Jersey, and every time I read about a fight at one of the local clubs, some guys from Staten Island are involved. What is up with that place?

  10. buck says – reply to this


    10

    this is a gay site



  11. 11

    Even in? IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE!! I know its a disgrace, i'd like nothing more than to stop it, but you can't change the world.



  12. 12

    THAT'S RIGHT LUCY, PEREZ IS A GAY MAN. HE WAS CANNED WHEN HE WORKED AT GLAAD WHICH STARTED HIS DOWNWARD SPIRAL. I GUESS YOU GOT OUT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL EARLY TODAY AND DECIDED TO PICK ON ME. FAIL. BY THE WAY, YOUR READING LESSON FOR TODAY IS PEREZ'S LOGO WHICH READS "CELEBRITY JUICE, NOT CONCENTRATE." IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT "GAY JUICE." SO WHO IS THE MORON NOW?



  13. 13

    Funny how you are only outraged when gay kids are bullied. All bullies, regardless of their victim's sexual orientation. Try to expand your feelings and outrage for every victim, Perez.



  14. 14

    Re: buck

    Of course it is. Now suck my big uncut cock.



  15. 15

    Re: LetttyB

    I think you are simply sexually frustrated. How about a large dildo sliding in and out of your asshole until you cum?



  16. 16

    I live on Staten Island, and there is just a special kind of stupid here. Not all of us are this stupid and ignorant. But I wonder if this will have an impact on the gay club here, if they will have to get extra security or something.



  17. 17

    Re: LetttyB – If you don't like the gay content, don't visit here. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Oh, and dickwad, the CAPS LOCK key goes ON and off.



  18. 18

    Two guys from Staten Island???! What a shock!! It shouldn't even be a borough. Oh and fyi everyone, Perez is gay and it's HIS blog. Stop bitch about what he posts. do any of you have a blog? I would like to visit it and tell you what to write about. I don't like Perez but it's ridiculous, don't visit if you hate gays.



  19. 19

    EVERY kind of violence happens in New York City, you dope.



  20. 20

    This is a website owned by a gay man. It's going to have gay content. Somedays it might seem all gay . SO THE FUCK WHAT!…Don't like it you sniveling little pricks? Go write your own blog. See who will show up 4 that.



  21. 21

    When are you deviants going to get the message. NORMAL people hate gays.