Man Beaten with Bat in Anti-Gay Hate Crime After Dallas Pride. At Least 12 Attacks Of Gay Men

  • metta

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    Sep 22, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    Man Beaten with Bat in Anti-Gay Hate Crime After Dallas Pride




    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/09/man-beaten-with-bat-in-anti-gay-hate-crime-after-dallas-pride-video/
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    Sep 23, 2015 6:11 PM GMT
    First, "Boo!"

    Second, I haven't been on Towleroad in so long I didn't recognize the style change! Looks good!
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    Sep 24, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    I can't believe something like this could happen in Texas.

    /sarcasm
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    Sep 25, 2015 6:50 AM GMT
    Terrible!
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    Sep 25, 2015 6:18 PM GMT
    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Hate-Crime-Victim-Speaks-Out-328745561.html

    NBC-DFW (KXAS-TV) The man doesn’t want to be identified while police look for his attackers, but he said around 10 p.m. on Sunday he decided to walk down Cedar Springs Road to a friend’s house.

    Shortly after passing Douglas Avenue, he was blindsided.

    “I never saw anyone, but I was hit on the left side of my face with a bat,” he said.

    After that, the attackers, a group of four men, threw him in a vehicle and continued their assault.

    “There was a guy who had his knees on my shoulders and was using his fist to my face,” he said.

    “I just remember saying 'take whatever you want, please stop hitting me.'

    He said the men continued to pummel him while driving down the road and rifling through his pockets.

    Finally, about a mile later, near Sylvester Street and Wycliff Avenue, they stopped and pulled him out of the car.

    “They were saying stuff like, ‘stupid f@g’ and whatever.”

    He said the men continue(d) to beat him.

    “The next thing I remember, I woke up and there was blood all around me. That was probably the scariest part.

    ...Now he’s hoping police can catch the men responsible.

    At the same time, he is sharing his story as a reminder to the public.

    He said there is still a big battle to be fought when it comes to the LGBT community.

    “So stuff like this doesn’t happen in the future. Definitely less often. The fight’s not over.”


    Dude's GoFundMe account: https://www.gofundme.com/er4rfxdg
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    Sep 25, 2015 6:28 PM GMT
    Since that article he has come forth to the local LGBT press with a picture (pre-attack) and a first name, Blake.

    http://www.dallasvoice.com/hate-crime-victim-overwhelmed-support-community-2-10205116.html

    Dallas VoiceBlake has asked that only his first name is used in media reports until the men who assaulted him have been caught.

    Blake said he spent 24 hours in the hospital and needed 40 stitches on his face to repair the injuries inflicted in the attack. Fortunately, he is expected to fully recover.

    The GoFundMe page set up by his friends should cover his hospital bills from Sunday night. Donors covered the $3,000 initially requested to cover the emergency hospitalization within the first 24 hours after the page was set up. The total so far doesn’t cover the additional expenses Blake will face while he recovers.

    In a correction to the original story, Blake said he was on a side street near Cedar Springs when one man hit him from behind with a baseball bat, while two others began kicking him. Because he was temporarily blinded by the attack with the bat, he was unable to give a clear description of his attackers.

    He was then thrown in the assailants’ car and driven to the intersection of Wycliff and Sylvester streets, a few blocks away, where he was dumped on the street in a pool of blood. The attackers took his cell phone, but not his wallet or money. While laying in the street, Blake said he was able to call for help before going unconscious. Someone from one of the neighboring houses called 911.

    An ambulance transported him to Parkland Hospital, and, Blake said, “The whole team there was great.” He has followup appointments with his doctors next week.

    Because the attack happened after the Pride parade and because of anti-gay language used during the attack, police are investigating the assault as a hate crime.

    Blake just moved to Dallas a few weeks ago and was supposed to have a final job interview on Monday. He was able to postpone the interview until he recovers.

    Rather than focusing on the attack, he said he’s been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the LGBT community, the Dallas Democratic Party and the community in general.
  • metta

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    Sep 25, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
    Thanks for the updates dayumm!
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    Sep 25, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
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    Sep 25, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
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    Nothing good ever came out of Texas
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    Sep 28, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    Gay men in Texas should be carrying guns, since it is legal there. You just need to be able to get off one halfway decent good shot, and you win the fight.
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    Nov 20, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    The hits, unfortunately, just keep on coming...

    http://www.dallasvoice.com/update-tap-house-employee-attacked-community-members-vow-fight-10209074.html

    http://www.dallasvoice.com/rally-planned-sunday-dpd-headquarters-protest-lack-response-oak-lawn-attacks-10209103.html
  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
    There Have Been At Least 12 Attacks Of Gay Men In One Dallas Neighborhood. This Is The Latest.


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/there_have_been_at_least_12_attacks_of_gay_men_in_one_dallas_neighborhood_here_s_the_latest
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    Nov 21, 2015 7:29 AM GMT
    It looks like the gayborhood Oak Lawn is divided into two congressional districts. Let these people know our community will not put up with these attacks. Talk about gerrymandering the Dallas gay community icon_mad.gif


    South/West of Cedar Springs Road

    Rep (D) Eddie Bernice Johnson, 30th District
    District Office
    3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 600
    Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 922-8885


    North/East of Cedar Springs Road

    Rep (R) Pete Sessions, 32nd District
    Park Central VII
    12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1434
    Dallas, Texas 75251-1229
    (972) 392-0505

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    Dec 01, 2015 7:43 PM GMT
    ELNathB saidIt looks like the gayborhood Oak Lawn is divided into two congressional districts. Let these people know our community will not put up with these attacks. Talk about gerrymandering the Dallas gay community icon_mad.gif


    South/West of Cedar Springs Road

    Rep (D) Eddie Bernice Johnson, 30th District
    District Office
    3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 600
    Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 922-8885


    North/East of Cedar Springs Road

    Rep (R) Pete Sessions, 32nd District
    Park Central VII
    12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1434
    Dallas, Texas 75251-1229
    (972) 392-0505



    Talk about a congressional contrast! Whew!