The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an anti-gay attack which occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the West 4th Street Subway Station in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood. According to media sources, a man and his partner were approached by a third man who asked them if they were gay. The couple ignored the alleged offender, who then assaulted one of the survivors using anti-gay slurs. The survivor was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital for a broken nose and eye socket. According to the NYPD, this incident is under investigation by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an anti-gay attack which occurred around 3 a.m. on New Year's Day at 265 First Avenue near Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan's Gramercy neighborhood. According to media sources, Two men were walking when they got into a verbal argument with a group of three men shouting homophobic slurs. The three men then physically attacked one of the men, leaving him with bruising on the side of his head. The NYPD is currently investigating this incident as a hate crime.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the disturbing hook-up related homicide of Justin Early, 22, on December 29th in Portage County, Ohio. According to local media reports, John R. Fox, 34, has been arrested and charged in connection with Early's homicide, and police are investigating the possibility that they met through an online ad soliciting sex. Early's body was discovered three weeks after his death in Fox's Portage County apartment.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attack on openly gay Filipino journalist Randy Gener that occurred on January 17th in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood at around 3 a.m. on Seventh Avenue near West 54th Street. According to media sources, Gener was attacked by multiple assailants, and beaten so badly that he required brain surgery. He is currently in serious but stable condition. The NYPD is currently investigating to determine if this was a hate crime.
Learn more about what we're up to and get occasional updates about our exciting work.