At approximately 1 A.M. on Sunday morning, a gay Latino student at Texas State University said he was attacked for wearing heels when walking home from a LGBT nightclub.
Alejandro Camina said that his attacker called him a "faggot" after punching him in the face while walking home from Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcos, a college town between San Antonio and Austin.
Camina posted a photo of himself post-attack on his Instagram, taken by an onlooker who helped him to a Jack-in-the-Box bathroom to clean him up.
This is the pic a bystander who witnessed my assault took of me. I just experienced a hate crime first hand. I was walking home from the Stonewall Warehouse bar alone and this guy was calling me out for wearing heels. He kept on asking why I was wearing heels and then he punched me so hard, I fell to the ground. He called me a fag and ran off. A girl witnessed the whole thing and she helped me up and took me to the restroom of Jack in the Box to get me cleaned up. I was bleeding too much from my nose and I had blood all over my hands. The pic would've been bloodier if we snapped it before I got a little bit cleaned up. We called the police and we filed the report. And yes I am absolutely pressing charges against this asshole. I hope the police find him and I get justice. I am so grateful for the angel of a human being who was there, things could've been worse if she wasn't there. Too many bad things have been going on all over the U.S since Trump got elected president. It was bad before, but now its worse. You hear about all these hate crimes and acts of bigotry happening and never would you think it would happen to you. I am lucky to be alive. This was a hate crime and it can happen to you too so be careful. #HateCrime #smtx #StillStayingStrong #CannotBreakMeDown #NotMyPresident #StopTheBigotry #NotMyAmerica
"I was bleeding too much from my nose and I had blood all over my hands," wrote Camina in the photo's caption. "The pic would've been bloodier if we snapped it before I got a little bit cleaned up."
He also linked his attack to the recent victory of President-elect Donald Trump: “It was bad before, but now it's worse. You hear about all these hate crimes and acts of bigotry happening and never would you think it would happen to you. I am lucky to be alive. This was a hate crime and it can happen to you too so be careful.”
According to Dallas News, Trump supporters had been posting flyers around Texas State University's campus calling for an end to "diversity" on the school's campus in the wake of the election results.
Camina launched a GoFundMe page to cover his medical expenses, which raised over $1,000 in a day.