Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gay man in Queens brutally beaten  

A horrifying video has been released showing surveillance footage of a 49 year-old gay man, Jack Price, being brutally beaten by two men who yelled anti-gay slurs. Price was attacked in Queens, right after he left a deli near his home. This news coverage shows clips of the surveillance video but I want to stress a MAJOR WARNING before you watch this; it is very disturbing.

Price suffered a broken jaw, fractured ribs, a lacerated spleen, and the collapse of both of his lungs. Police have two suspects in custody.

In light of this event, why not contact your representatives and urge them to support hate crime legislation? Also, the Human Rights Campaign is attempting to raise $200,000 to pass gay rights bills, including hate crime laws. And if you can, consider donating to the Matthew Shepard Foundation in honor of Jack Price.

And let's hope and pray for Jack's speedy recovery.

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1 comments: to “ Gay man in Queens brutally beaten

  • October 19, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

    This is so horrible. I just finished reading a book about Mathew Shepard and on top of this, it's just disgusting. It re-iterates everything that is wrong with our culture.

    I'm only glad that this was caught on camera so that people can be apprehended, but also so that the world can see what's really going on.

    I have only been reading your blog for a little while - Chelsea turned me on to it - but I feel like there are so many injustices and you really give us as readers and american citizens the information we need to do something about them.

    Thank you for writing.