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AVP learns of an anti-gay hate violence incident in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; the second anti-LGBTQ attack in Brooklyn in two days

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AVP has learned of an anti-gay hate violence attack that occurred on Monday, October 13th on Washington Avenue near Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights Brooklyn. According to media sources, a 33-year-old man was followed into his apartment building and attacked with a hammer by a man yelling anti-gay slurs. At this time, the suspect remains at large. The survivor was treated for injuries and then released.

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AVP learns of an anti-transgender hate violence assault in Bushwick, Brooklyn; the second anti-LGBTQ attack in Bushwick in two weeks

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AVP has learned of a brutal anti-transgender hate violence incident that occurred on Sunday, October 12th on Bushwick Avenue near Halsey Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. According to the Gay City News, an unidentified 28-year-old transgender woman was walking with a friend when she was viciously attacked by four men using anti-gay slurs who beat her with a 2x4. She was transported to Elmhurst hospital where she is in stable condition, but at risk for having suffered permanent brain damage from the attack.

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AVP learns of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident in Hell's Kitchen; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by LGBTQ New Yorkers

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AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident that occurred on September 14th on West 48th Street between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. According to media reports, a 21 year old man was walking with another man when he was physically attacked by a man shouting anti-gay slurs. The survivor was treated at NYU's Langone Medical Center and then released. This incident appears to be coming to light only now, as police are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.

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AVP learns of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident in Bushwick, Brooklyn; calls for increased awareness of violence faced by LGBTQ New Yorkers

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AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident that occurred in on Saturday morning, September 27th, around 7 am on Broadway near Putnam Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. According to media reports and information from the King's County Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, a young man who identifies as gay, and who at the time of the attack was in feminine clothing, was walking with friends when he was accosted by two men and a 17-year old teenager shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs. When the survivor tried to run, he was pursued by the three alleged offenders and shot in the back. All three men were apprehended, arrested and charged with a variety of charges including hate crime charges. The survivor was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Brookdale University Hospital, and then released.

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AVP learns of an attempted sexual violence incident in Greenwich Village last Friday

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The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) has learned of an attempted sexual violence incident which occurred last Friday afternoon, September 12th, in Greenwich Village. According to media sources, an unidentified man lured a 17 teen year old young man into the Hilary Gardens Parking Garage, and tried to sexually assault him. The 17 year old escaped unharmed, and the alleged offender has yet to be apprehended.

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