Anti-Gay Attack In NYC's Chelsea

8.14.2013

By Out.com Editors

...And 5 Other Thing You Need To Know Today

1. New York City police are investigating an apparent hate crime outside a cinema in Chelsea, one of the most gay friendly neighborhoods in the Big Apple. The local CBS affiliate reports: "The incident took place at around midnight after the couple left the Chelsea Bowtie Cinemas on 23rd between 7th and 8th. The two victims were holding hands when they were approached by two other men who yelled anti-gay slurs, according to police. The victims, 27 and 53, were then attacked by the two men, as well as four others who joined in."

2. Amber Heard, criticized by some for leaving her girlfriend for Johnny Depp, says she is not nor has she ever been ashamed of her bisexuality or coming out.

3. Religious groups are raising holy hell over proposed extensions of LGBT equality in Puerto Rico.

4. Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says he will not repeal that state's archaic, unconstitutional, and intrusive ban on consensual sodomy.

5. The 90-year-old Chinese grandmother above has become a huge hit after taking to the internet to tell the world she loves her gay grandson. ”My grandson is gay,” she continued. ”He is kind and mature. I hope he will find a boyfriend and live a happy life. And I hope our government supports him,” she said.

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