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LGBT Activist Becomes Victim Of Anti-Gay Violent Attack In NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen

by David Badash on May 25, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Hate Crimes,News

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Eugene Lovendusky, a member of the LGBT direct action group Queer Rising, reportedly was himself the victim of a violent anti-gay attack last night in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.

“Last night, Friday, May 24th, a group of 9-10 men attacked one of my dearest friends, Eugene Lovendusky,” Alan Bounville, who is organizing a protest for tonight, writes via Facebook. “They yelled ‘faggot’ at Eugene as he was punched in the jaw.”

Lovendusky spoke at a vigil mourning the shooting death of Mark Carson, just one week ago today. He was the organizer for the Queer Rising rally on May 16, in front of NYC’s Madison Square Garden, just two days before Carson’s murder.

This makes the ninth violent anti-LGBT attack this month in New York City, and the 27th this year.

Bounville’s event tonight is in NYC at 34th Street and 7th Avenue, and runs from 10 PM to 1 AM — come by to show your support if you can. Bounville told The New Civil Rights Movement via a text that they “will go as late as people want,” and he asks those interested to bring poster board and markers if possible.

Scott Wooledge, founder of Memeographs and creator of the above graphic, writes via Facebook:

This hits home as I know this man personally. There have been a spree of anti-gay hate crimes in New York City this month. As people are unable to enforce their bigotry by laws and policies, they will turn to expressing their impotent hate on the streets.

I can’t do much to help make the world safer for my friends. But I have a platform, and I’m sending out this message to gay bashers: “You can kick us. You can punch us. You can shoot us dead as you did Mark Carson and Harvey Milk. But the LGBT community will not go back to the days before Stonewall Riots and DADT repeal. We will not abandon our righteous claim to be treated equally under the US Constitution and the laws of our states. You will lose eventually. And eventually we LGBT people will meet our respective Gods with our hands clean of blood.”


Image via Memeographs

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Susan May 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

Hate is an amazing and powerful drug. I am so sorry for your friend. I am also amazed to see a hate-filled anti-Obama "poll" (unscientific) on the same page as this story. We MUST work together against people who hate others for sexist, ageist, racist and all the other "ist" reasons. Our president is not one of these people and has been a gay rights advocate. We are pawns to big money and tts power than pits us against each other and causes our weakness to advocate for ourselves and others. Peace to your friend.

sunysharon May 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I hope this young man is alright and these savages who did this get prosecuted fully.
It's also imperative the gay sheeple denizens of Hells Kitchen Chelsea finally wake up to the fact that their ways and activism are in part fueling these attacks. We no longer live in a safe city for openly gay people. Why? Since New York is becoming a sewer of trashy people who are taking over our streets (young Hispanic and black youths who commit maybe 90% of these crimes, and a few token white trash nut jobs..).
And many affluent gay men with their trashy, effeminate mannerisms in public, their liberal politics whining about not having equal "rights' is making people ears sick. Well tell these poor youth that affluent, upper class gays living in expensive high rises and doing chic vacations in FIre Island, the Hamptons, etc. are really suffering like black people under Jim Crow! Bitches, please…. now is the time for you all to wake the f-ck up. You've all been brainwashed by the liberal culture/media. It's time to reformulate because these crimes are not going away because many of these perpetrators have nothing to lose with no economic opportunities. It's gays who will always be the first targets for these crimes. This is just the cold, hard TRUTH and hopefully this is the beginning of an open debate among the gay community about how we present our agenda to the public at large. The world can be a hard place and we just have to accept these realities but most have been lulled to sleep by liberalism.

Scott_Rose May 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

You are asinine. Please locate a competent therapist and schedule frequent meetings.

sunysharon May 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

LOL, no thanks. It is what it is… "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…"

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