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Did Man Get A Real Gay Bashing After Attending Fake Gay Bashing Party?

A “27-year-old Asian man” was beaten around 12:15am Monday after leaving The Griffin, NYC’s Meatpacking District nightspot, where organizers of the weekly Griffin Sundays party were hosing “The Gay Bash,” an event to raise money for The Anti-Violence Project. At the party guests were invited to make small donations to have their faces painted with a black eye, to show solidarity with actual gay bashing victims like Damian Furtch, whose confessed attacker was just nabbed. The man attacked early Monday morning was drunk at the time and is “unsure” if his assailant was screaming anti-gay slurs because he was wearing headphones. The possibility that a gay man was gay bashed after attending a gay event dedicated to gay bashing victims is the type of horrible irony we should never have to see. It’s also a chance to issue this advice: DO NOT WEAR HEADPHONES while walking around New York City (or anywhere, for that matter) late at night. While nobody deserves to be attacked, shutting off your audio senses makes you a ripe victim.