New York City Pride Marred by Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
July 3 2013 6:28 PM

New York City Pride Marred by Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

A celebratory Pride weekend was marred by an apparent hate crime in New York City.

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The recent spike in anti-gay hate crimes in New York City seems to have continued over Pride weekend: A video published on the Huffington Post captures two men harassing, then physically attacking, a group of Pride marchers on the subway. The clip begins with two men hurling homophobic slurs at the marchers before tackling one. The whole episode was filmed by a bystander, who was also threatened. You can watch the video here:

The incident comes on the heels of a slew of anti-gay hate crimes in the city that have shocked New York's LGBT community. In recent months, gay men have been beaten, assaulted, punched, and shot dead, part of a 70 percent spike in such crimes over the last year. The most recent attack arrives less than a week after the Supreme Court overturned the federal government's ban on same-sex marriage (DOMA)—a fact not lost on the marchers, who ask, "Don't you know what the Supreme Court did?" before being called "faggots" and getting wrestled to the ground.

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.


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