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2 comments | Tuesday, October 13, 2009

As thousands LGBT people prepared to march on Washington to demand civil rights and full equality under the law last weekend, one Queens, New York man's life was within an inch of being cut short by a vicious anti-gay hate crime attack on a New York city street.

Jack Price, 49, an openly gay man living in Queens was chased, taunted, humiliated and beaten in what is being described as an apparent hate crime. Price had gone to a corner deli in his College Point neighborhood in Queens only blocks away from his home for cigarettes early Friday when two men yelled anti-gay slurs while he was inside the store. They attacked him outside.

Queens channel 7 WABC reports that both of Price’s lungs are collapsed, all of his ribs were boken, and surgery was performed to repair damage to his spleen. Additionally, a metal plate was put in his jaw.

Police arrested Daniel Aleman, 26, and charged him with assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime. A second assailant is still on the loose.

"When someone is attacked for being who they are, and for being proud of who they are, there is no other explanation for that attack than hatred and bigotry," said New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the first openly gay speaker of the city council.

"I know the Queens community is outraged that hate has tainted their streets, and I know they will join with us in helping the local authorities find the second suspect," she said.

Watch the ABC 7 News report in the video below:

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Thanks Bernie & Nathan

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<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

This really hurt seeing as how I live in Queens. In fact, it hurt just as much as when the transgender Haitian lady was physically assaulted not too far from my home. It also justifies my belief that as a gay young man living in NY I MUST continue to carry my mace and another special treat in my duffel at all times. I have been jeered at, called a faggot, etc. in NY, but never have I feared for my life or been assaulted as many of my gay NY brothers have. I wish this man a speedy recovery. He did not deserve this at all. These punks who did it need to be burned at the stake.

AS USUAL, the victim is never bothering anyone. The victim is always minding his business and beaten because of it. It is OUT OF CONTROL.

October 13, 2009 11:55 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You are right Chaz. This is crazy man I didnt know gay bashing occur like this in NY. I shouldn't be surprised though..I hope he is okay by now.

January 07, 2010 12:07 PM


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