What is it about summer that makes people act a fool? Is it the heat? Is it he humidity? Is it the army of feet that have never seen a pedicure wearing flip-flops? Probably, but homophobes in particular seem to lose their goddamn minds as the mercury rises.
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Take into account the attack on the first gay couple to marry at West Point, grads Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate. Daniel graduated in 2007 then served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan; after Larry graduated two years later, they got hitched at their alma mater in 2013.
Cut to yesterday evening. The Lennox-Choates are just hanging out at a SoHo bodega, living their lives, when an unidentified 40-year-old man starts yelling obscenities at them.
LL-C explained the situation in a Facebook post:
It's hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places but that's what happened today. First off- we're ok. Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine. The guy who screamed anti-gay obscenities at us in a bodega before sucker-punching Danny? He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is. The hate crimes division of the NYPD is on the case and we have full faith a positive outcome will follow. We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time.
Well, it's no Plebe Boxing, but an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy seems to work just as well.
Police told the New York Daily News that no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. But despite this incident, according to the NYPD, anti-gay attacks are down 20% in the city.
Les Fabian Brathwaite -- the block is hot.