CRIME WAVE

Gay Activist Is Ninth Victim Of Hate Crime In New York

May-LGBT-March-Rally-by-JJ-Keyes18Gay activist Eugene Lovendusky (not pictured), a member of the antiviolent activist group Queer Rising, was attacked himself on Friday night, May 24 in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.

Alan L. Bounville posted a message about the attach on Facebook that read:

Last night, Friday, May 24th, a group of 9-10 men attacked one of my dearest friends, Eugene Lovendusky. They yelled “faggot” at Eugene as he was punched in the jaw. There have been a half-dozen, publicized violent anti-queer crimes in New York City in May 2013, including the cold-blooded murder of Mark Carson, 32, for being a “faggot.”

As New Civil Rights Movement blog reports: Lovendusky spoke at a vigil mourning the shooting death of Mark Carson, just one week ago today. He was the organizer for the Queer Rising rally on May 16, in front of NYC’s Madison Square Garden, just two days before Carson’s murder.

Photo:  Jeffrey James Keyes