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“You fag, I’m going to beat the shit out of you”

“Another West End gay man says he was called a fag and sucker punched as he walked hand in hand with his boyfriend near the corner of Davie and Burrard Sts Dec 4. Chris Hiller, 25, says he and his boyfriend had left Numbers, a gay bar on Davie, and were walking south on Burrard St opposite the Esso gas station at around 8 pm when the alleged attack occurred. Hiller says he became aware of someone walking behind them but ‘thought nothing of it.’ All of a sudden, Hiller says, ‘my friend goes, “Come on, Chris, let’s keep walking,” and next thing I know I’m on the ground with my face covered in blood and dazed, and my friend’s gone to get help.’ Hiller says before he hit the ground, all he heard was a male voice allegedly saying, ‘You fag, I’m going to beat the shit out of you, I don’t like you, stay away from me. Don’t even come near me, you fag.’ Hiller says he remembers being hit twice, once on the jaw, which knocked him to the ground where he hit his head, and a second blow that caught him in the teeth.” [Xtra]

By:           editor editor
On:           Dec 9, 2008
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  • 16 Comments
    • PJ
      PJ

      Ah! Memories of the 80s. Who says gay bashing died with the end of the Clinton Administration?

      This is appalling but I am not surprised. I am saddened that we have really gone no where in gay acceptance in the past 20 years.

      In order to turn a stupid modern axiom on his head, “That’s so redneck!”

      Dec 9, 2008 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      PJ is a moron. Gay-bashing continues to this day with two Ecuadorian brothers being beaten to near-death in Bushwick, Brooklyn just yesterday by 4 African-Americans shouting anti-immigrant and anti-gay slurs. Maybe PJ just stopped reading the fine print in favor of online porn.

      BTW – Britain really needs to expand it’s Mental Healthcare under it’s rusted Universal Healthcare system (and better Dental care goes without saying…)

      Last Word: Sometimes, it feels safer among the throngs in a dangerous city like New York than walking alone in a perceivably safe city like London.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Satan is a prick – not sure I understand what connection Britain has to do with this Vancouver story (Vancouver is in Canada you dumb arse yank, not in Britain!)

      But if you want to have your little diatribe and rant about the UK then please don’t let me stop you. Just remember to keep taking your medication, or get your doctor to increase the dosage!

      (Oh, yes, sorry, I forget you yanks have to PAY when you visit a doctor don’t you! Silly old me, but you’ll have to forgive me cos we decadent Europeans get so used to our rusting old and antiquated socialised medicine , and just remind you, WHICH IS FREE, that we forget third world countries have to pay).

      How many million Americans is it that don’t have medical cover? Is it 40 or 50 or 60 millions of you?

      Do tell me.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CondeNasty
      CondeNasty

      I agree with you Tallskin. And with the economic downturn American workers who have few protections under the law are losing jobs left and right in global companies who find it legally harder to reduce their European and UK staffs. Sour times indeed.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M. Shane
      M. Shane

      The attemt to assimilate gay people has been the WORST disaster in our history; Mainstreamin has not resuylted in any more than an illusion that we are “normal” which we are not: Get over it guys: yoiu are a minority and conspicuously different and always will be. our only hope is to sucker punch back. This Quasi-closet of Sulivans is doomed and just a wishful fantasy.

      In the days of gay liberation we were learning to fight back, and we did. No point in whining, there has been no real, only a virtual acceptance; we’ll keep getting beat up until we figure out the rules of the game.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      I’m still waiting for one of these stories, when instead of his lover running for help, he draws his gun and shoots the bashers balls off.

      I’m waiting….

      Dec 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schnaussmaus
      schnaussmaus

      Umm, this took place in Vancouver, not Britain. There’s a “West End” in Vancouver as well.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Who cares that Canada has a West End? Certainly not the Pet Shop Boys. I also notice that race-baiter Churchill-y/Tallskin are one in the same person who’s not as witty as we expect of the Brits. Sorry Canada, but don’t copy Ameerikkka or worse yet, Mary-OLD England! Harper really is destroying Canada. We can send the Clintons as no-one will fuck with them (except the aforementioned self-hating gay bloggers) Tallskin, I took an aspirin because I saw you naked.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steff
      Steff

      @seitan-on-a-stick:

      Epic fail.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phoenix (Irate Rainbow Warrior)
      Phoenix (Irate Rainbow Warrior)

      @ Mark,

      Yes, I’m waiting for that too…with glock in my coat pocket.

      Dec 9, 2008 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      Yes this happened in Vancouver and its about the 3rd one reported in the last 2 or 3 months. Nobody is certain if they are increasing or people are just standing up and reporting them since the Jordan Smith incident. Vancouver is a really cool city and most of the time its really safe, but outside of Vancouver there are towns like Abottsford, Surrey, so on and so forth send a lot of their trash into the city to party. Some of these little towns can contain as many red necks as any town you will find in Mississippi. What makes Canada truly wonderful is its constitution and being fortunate enough to have elected officials who are often times far brighter than those they represent.
      The people of Canada are not a lot different went comes to liberal issues such as gay rights, the city folk are more left wing and better educated, the rural folk are more right wing and uneducated. So though we have equal rights here in Canada, it does not mean the fight is over.
      the rural folk are more right wing

      Dec 9, 2008 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paul
      paul

      @mark:

      I agree with Mark. It is time to fight back. All it will take is one or two incidents of the queers bashing their homophobe attackers into a bloody pulp or worse to make these knuckle draggers to think twice before they jump into the transcamero and drive into the gay hood from the suburbs with the intent to kill or beat up fags.

      Dec 10, 2008 at 2:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Yeah, gays in Vancouver ought to form a “Queers Bash Group” and patrol the streets armed with whistles.

      Not to cause violence but to shame the police into patrolling the area, and actually doing their fucking job, which is what they’re paid to do!

      Dec 10, 2008 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy P.
      Andy P.

      True, Vancouver has a West End but if you just read the context of the excerpt here on Queerty, nothing indicates the story takes place in Vancouver. You have to click the link at the end of the article (or at least hover over it) to see that the story is Canadian in origin. So, I can understand why someone would think this took place in London, as that’s where I think many minds go when they first hear West End.

      Just sayin’. Lots of hating going on over a simple mistake. Enough of the world hates us without us hating on each other over stupid shit.

      Dec 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Boobyhatch
      Boobyhatch

      This never happened. And if it did, the assailant was probably a jilted lover. Whatever.

      Jun 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dissastisfied Friend
      Dissastisfied Friend

      It grieves me to write a bad review. Chris Hiller is a compulsive liar. Back on the 2nd of August, he asked to “borrow” $20. I lent it to him, provided that he could find some essentials for my arrival in Vancouver (plate, knife&fork,etc). He told me he would have it in 2 days. It has been one month, and he has repeatedly asked me to borrow more money in order to get this “stuff”. He now is telling me it will take at least another 3 months. He also lied about his beliefs, which are in fact opposed to mine. Never trust, employ, or support this man. He will use you.

      Oct 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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