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What a sad story and this woman’s courage!  I give her so much credit
From http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/

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from http://blakehayes.com/:

This is horrifying surveillance video of 49 year-old Jack Price, who was brutally attacked for being openly gay.

This happened in College Point, Queens.  Are you upset?  Have you had enough of these kind of attacked happening in our own neighborhoods?  Will you stand up against anti-gay violence?

Join your community in a show of support for Jack, who is still hospitalized in a medically-induced coma, and make it clear this is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

March and Rally in College Point on Saturday, October 17th, step off at 2pm.
We’ll be marching down College Point Boulevard from 20th Avenue until 14th Avenue
and then holding a rally/speakout at nearby Popenhusen playground.
Directions: Take the 7 train to Main Street and then the Q65 bus from Roosevelt and Main Street to 20th Ave.
Please bring signs without wooden sticks, banners, friends, and your best self.

It would also be great if you can make it to this event on FRIDAY:

Education Outreach at Flushing High School in Flushing, Queens on Friday, Oct. 16th, 3pm
We’ll be distributing information about LGBT issues and speaking to students.
Directions:  Take the 7 train to Main Street and walk up to Northern Blvd.; cross the street; the school is a huge brick building. Meet us at the front gate.
By bus: Take the Q14, Q16, Q17 or Q44 to 35th Avenue. School is on the corner.
Take the Q25/34, Q65, Q67 to Main Street. Walk along Main Street toward Northern Boulevard.

For more information:
Generation Q of the QCH’s Director Marisa Ragonese at (718) 204-5955 or
Brendan Fay of St. Pat’s for All and the Civil Marriage Trail at (718) 721-2780

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From the New York Times:

Officials Condemn Beating of Gay Man in Queens

By Bao Ong

 

Christine C. QuinnWilliam Alatriste/City Council The City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, at lectern, condemned the attack.

Updated, 9:26 p.m. | A beating last week that left a gay man in Queens hospitalized, in fair but stable condition, has prompted condemnation by local leaders. A 26-year-old man was arrested in the attack.

Led by the City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, a Manhattan Democrat who is openly gay, city and state officials gathered in front of Booth Memorial Hospital on Monday to denounce the attack, which they called a hate crime.  

The victim, Jack Price, 49, had left a deli after buying cigarettes in College Point, Queens, early Friday morning when he received a number of antigay comments and was attacked. He is in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman, and police said he is undergoing treatment for a fractured jaw, rib fractures and a lacerated spleen.

Daniel Aleman, 26, was arrested over the weekend and faces two charges: assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime. Police said they were looking for a second suspect, Daniel Rodriguez, 21, on Monday evening.

The news “smacked particularly hard,” said Ms. Quinn, who had just come back to New York after joining gay rights supporters on Sunday in the National Equality March on Washington.

“You grow tired of doing these press conferences,” said Ms. Quinn. She added that “crimes like this are very sad” and that “these two hateful, ignorant individuals represent a minority of New Yorkers.”

Council member John C. Liu of Queens, who is the Democratic candidate for city comptroller, called for witnesses to step up to help authorities solve this “absolutely atrocious” crime.

The number of violent cases involving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender victims is climbing, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, which tracks such cases.

This is not the first time a gay-related hate crime has unfolded in Queens. In 2001, Edgar Garzon was attacked outside of a gay club in Jackson Heights, Queens, and died from his injuries. Near the same location in 1990, another man, Julio Rivera, was killed “because he was gay,” as one of the defendants in the case later said.

Sarah Wheaton contributed reporting.

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