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Two Gay Men Brutally Murdered In New York City In 3 Day Span

The New York City Anti-Violence Project is reporting the brutal murders of two older gay men in New York City that occurred over a three-day span.

Charles Romo, age 48, was found dead by his housekeeper on Monday morning, January 28 in his Hamilton Heights apartment in Manhattan.  He had been beaten and bound and was wearing only underwear when the body was discovered.

In a  separate homicide, David Rangel,  53, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday, January 26 in Jackson Heights, Queens.  According to the  New York Daily News, Rangel had been choked to death and the police are investigating Rangel’s death as a homicide and that it is believed that he may have met his assailant online.

The AVP  has seen a noticeable increase in reports of violence connected with online dating hook-up sites and apps, and has posted a number of safety tips online.

PLEASE check them out and please always be careful.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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