HRC Staffer Gay Bashed

September 25, 2007 at 7:24 am Leave a comment

One of anti-gay attacks that I mentioned in the previous post involved a staff member of the Human Rights Campaign.

From the Washington Blade:

A young man was attacked near BeBar about 1 a.m. Saturday morning in an apparent anti-gay crime, D.C. Metro Police said.

WTOP Radio broke the story of the attack which police confirmed today happened at the 900 block of O Street N.W. Police said the man, born in 1981 though his exact age wasn’t available and whose identity was not revealed, was leaving the bar on foot when he noticed three males on bicycles following him.

The three overtook him and started hitting him and making anti-gay remarks, police said. The victim was struck from behind by an unknown object and suffered cuts and bruises to his face and arms and a laceration to the back of his head. His wallet was taken, the report said.

The victim could only describe one of the three attackers, police said. One was described as a black male with tight braids. The races of the other two attackers was not known.

The victim was treated and released from George Washington University Hospital.

It was initially reported that the young man was an intern in the office of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, but it was later reported by WTOP that he was a Human Rights Campaign employee.

HRC confirmed to the Blade that he was a temporary employee hired to help organize HRC’s annual dinner.

He suffered a black eye, swollen lip and received stitches to the back of his head, according to an HRC spokesperson.

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Entry filed under: Hate Crimes, LGBT.

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