Gay Man Severely Beaten Outside Albuquerque, New Mexico Gay Nightclub

A gay man  and his partner who want to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation was severely beaten after leaving the Effex Club in Alberquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.

“I was pushed back and held back we were both sprayed in the face with pepper spray just before they started to chase us,” the man said.

He said he and his partner stopped to help a girl on a downtown sidewalk when five men ran after them yelling derogatory statements about their sexual orientation. Then, he said they started kicking his significant other. “His knee was shattered. His leg was broken and he’s in a lot of pain,” he said. “I am scared to go downtown and it’s up to you and to you to help make this a safe place not just for the gay community, but for all people.”

Dozens in the local gay community are demanding change saying they don’t feel safe in downtown Albuquerque. They claim there have been a lot of problems before this weekends beating and on Wednesday pleaded with the mayor’s office and the police department to make some serious changes.

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KOAT reports:

“Dozens in the local gay community are demanding change saying they don’t feel safe in downtown Albuquerque. They claim there have been a lot of problems before this weekends beating and on Wednesday pleaded with the mayor’s office and the police department to make some serious changes. ‘I don’t think there’s any way to describe how horrible it is,’ said the victim.

Police are not classifying it as a hate crime at this time because the motivation for the crime, they say, is unclear. 

(Although you would think that the fact that they chased them  “yelling derogatory statements about their sexual orientation” and that it happened outside a gay nightclub would give the cops a fucking clue.)

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