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Crowd of queer folk fight back against hockey stick-wielding homophobes

The festivities at Buenos Aires Pride were marred by an outburst of violence when three men — one carrying a hockey stick — viciously attacked an attendee. But they learned the hard way that you shouldn’t pick a fight at a Pride parade where hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ folks and allies have you surrounded.

Still, the situation was grave. Pridegoer Juan Victor González, 33, was marching down Montevideo Street on November 18th when the three men targeted and attacked him. He took multiple hits from the swinging hockey stick and was left unconscious and bloodied.

“A guy came up and beat him,” said Diego L, a witness and photographer. “As soon as they saw me taking pictures, they tried to go after me.”

But as the three men quickly learned, they were severely outnumbered.

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Soon there was a crowd of 30 people hovering around the scene, yelling at them and taking photographs to help identify them later.

According to one account reported by GayStarNews, a man in head-to-toe leather approached the attacker with the hockey stick and broke it into pieces.

Police arrested one of the men, 24, but his identity has not been made public.

González awoke in a hospital bed with a concussion and seven stitches for the serious cut on his head.

Buenos Aires has seen a spike in antigay activity.

Last year, 58 assaults targeting LGBTQ people were reported, as well as 72 rights violations. Those figures are more than double the previous year.

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9 Comments

  • radiooutmike

    Stupid is as stupid does I guess.

  • Kangol

    Homophobic violence is real. I very glad the man who was attacked wasn’t severely hurt and will recover. I’m also glad that the other gay people didn’t let the homophobic monsters get away. They were really kind in not beating them badly in retaliation.

    • Tête Carrée

      They were weak stereotypical cowards for not killing them.

  • o.codone

    I knew this had to be somewhere outside of the US, because Americans would never fight back. Americans are phobic about stepping outside the line, even if it’s justified. Except for an occasional antifa dust-up, Americans don’t do hand-to-hand encounters. Why? Because Americans are puss*ies, being led down the path of self-destruction by idiot progressive politicians and social leaders. We accept violent and cruel abortion, we excuse sexual harassment from Bill Clinton, we turn a blind eye to Hillary’s cheating her way into the nomination and then getting the debate questions handed to her, we pretend Seth Rich’s murder was just a robbery gone bad and we act like Obama’s lackluster, failed Presidency was stellar. And on and on. Americans are puss*ies.

    • Kangol

      You sound like you just got off a binge. Obama’s presidency was many things but not “failed.” This current one, led by someone who allegedly committed treason, is already in failure mode, though. Please get help.

    • ladycookie

      It’s fascinating to watch trolls like you come here to this gay site, and try to interweave your obvious right-wing talking points into the comments where gays are posting. But you miss an important point — gays are not just one thing — they don’t have one political leaning, or one affiliation or way of thinking. If you actually had a valid message that you felt passionate about conveying to people, the gays commenting on this site would welcome that, and engage you. Instead commenters like you come here thinking that if you pose as one of us, somehow it will divide us or confuse us into thinking that you speak as a gay with real world concerns and a desire for change. And you fail so miserably. Hahah. Even better, you trolls, in trying to pose as gays and talk we do, you must on some level learn to empathize with our world view, which gradually changes you as a troll person. In all your clever attempts to derail meaningful dialog and confuse us, it is actually you who ends up confused — it is you who changes. We win. Welcome.

  • kevin57

    How much is Putin paying you for this post?

    • Michael

      A short simple sentence and you are spot on @kevin57 . You can tell that whole diatribe is nothing more than a troll posting, most likely from an out of the country resource that are still embedding themselves in our media. I would love to see a 24 hr blackout on all internet traffic for the US. Wonder how Russia would react then.

  • BriBri

    All that uncut meat in one spot! Yum….

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