It's unfortunate that the LGBTQ community is frequently reminded that nowhere is it completely safe for them to live freely and be out and proud in public - even some of the most liberal cities in the world.
Early Sunday morning around 1 a.m. two men were attacked and beaten unconscious after they left Metropolitan, a popular gay bar in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. ABC7 reports that the victims, one 29 and one 34, were called anti-gay slurs by the suspect before one was punched in the face and another thrown against a tree. Both victims, from Hawthorne, New Jersey, were taken to a hospital where one was treated for a broken finger and the other for a fractured shoulder.
Though the suspect fled the scene, one witness snapped a very clear picture of him and NYPD are asking anyone with information regarding his identity to call their Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), report it on their wesbites www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com, or text a tip to CRIMES (274637) and enter TIP577. All calls and texts are strictly confidential. Watch the ABC report, below.