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Watch: LGBT Activists Respond To NYC Anti-Gay Violence With ‘I’m A Homosexual’ Street Campaign

by David Badash on May 26, 2013

in Civil Rights,Discrimination,Hate Crimes,News,Politics

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On Friday night, LGBT activist Eugene Lovendusky reportedly was physically and violently attacked by nine or ten men shouting “faggot” in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen district. This assault becomes the ninth violent anti-LGBT attack this month in NYC, and the 27th this year. Lovendusky’s friends took to the New York City streets last night, in a last-minute response to their friend’s attack, and to all the attacks this year, including the fatal shooting of Mark Carson, just one week prior to Lovendusky’s attack. Ironically, Lovendusky spoke at a vigil for Carson, and was one of the organizers of a March protesting anti-LGBT violence just two days prior to Carson’s murder.

In response to the anti-gay hate crime attack on his friend Lovendusky, Alan Bounville and a few friends braved NYC’s highly-trafficked streets in front of Penn Station, across from Macy’s Herald Square for a few hours very late Saturday night.

Recognizing that anti-LGBT hate, and therefore, anti-LGBT violence comes from ignorance — people just not understanding about homosexuality and that LGBT people are just ordinary people — they went right to the root of the problem. They bravely held signs that read, “I Am A Homosexual,” with the hashtag, #AskQuestions.

And people did.

I_m A Homosexual #askquestions - YouTube-4

Here’s the video Bounville made:

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LOrion May 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

YES …and I want my TSHIRT NOW!…. SHARING.

Sgarre1 May 27, 2013 at 8:38 am

Omg! This is a great response to horrible violence. I'm so scared for my LGBT brothers and sisters! My aunt and her wife live in Colorado but they routinely travel to NYC for business. I cannot stand to think that some horrific, hateful, waste of skin would harm these beautiful souls! Stay safe lovies. Xoxoxox

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