Homeless Man Severely Beaten In Los Angeles, CA For Being Gay

A gay man homeless man was severely beaten near Hancock Park in Los Angeles, CA this morning at about 1:00 am in what the LAPD is investigating as a hate crime.

The attacker approached the victim on the street calmly and after a short conversation in which the homeless man described his current situation and described himself  as gay and having AIDS, the beating began.

The attacker uttered anti-gay slurs attacking him,  kicking him and beat him up.

The victim is in his mid-30s and was taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

No further information is available at this time.

Source:  LA Weekly

Will Kohler

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