HomeResourcesAVP ResourcesAVP is outraged by eleventh high profile anti-gay hate violence attack in New York City in May; calls for community members to join us for tonight’s Community Safety Night, and on June 6 for Community Wellness/Speak Out

AVP is outraged by eleventh high profile anti-gay hate violence attack in New York City in May; calls for community members to join us for tonight’s Community Safety Night, and on June 6 for Community Wellness/Speak Out

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is investigating reports of an eleventh incident of anti-gay violence to occur in New York City this month. The latest incident occurred on Wednesday night, May 29th in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The survivor, Bronx resident Kevin Kiaddi was with friends in Prospect Park when they encountered a group of men. According to media reports, when Kiaddi offered one of the men a soda, the group began beating him and shouting anti-gay slurs. According to the same reports, five men have been arrested and are charged with gang assault and hate crimes charges. AVP is working with the survivor in this most recent, brutal attack. AVP is also reaching out to community partners, as well as New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Hate Crimes Task Force of the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office to further investigate this assault.

Read the full text of AVP's Community Alert here.