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Gay Man Attacked and Beaten In NYC Hotel Elevator on Halloween

Gay Man Attacked and Beaten In NYC Hotel Elevator on Halloween


A group of costumed assailants attacked a 36-year-old man after hurling an anti-gay slurs at him in the elevator of a “upscale” West Village hostel/hotel, police said.

Cops released a surveillance video showing the suspects waiting in a hallway of the Jane Hotel on Jane St. and West St. around 12:50 a.m. Sunday, moments before the attack. They can be seen wearing Halloween costumes.

Once inside the elevator, one suspect made an anti-gay remark to the victim, police said. The attackers then punched the man and kicked him in the face.

The victim of the homophobic attack went to Mount Sinai Hospital to be treated for a, officials said.

Cops described the suspects as as five men and two women, all white and in their 20’s.

Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577 TIPS.

Lets bring these animals to justice.


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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