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Gay Bashing In Toronto’s Gay Village Will Be Investigated As Hate Crime

Toronto’s Eoin McManus and Benjamin McCall, both 21, are on the hook for the assault of Ryan Lester, 30 (pictured), and his 24-year-old brother Ben, who were beaten down early Saturday morning at a restaurant in the city’s Gay Village, home of the slushie attacks. And yep, Ryan’s attackers called him a faggot while kicking him in the face; Ben has bruises on his back and a broken tooth. “I think they thought we were together and they started in with the usual homophobic slurs,” says Ryan. “It was definitely ‘faggot’ and ‘queer’ and ‘homo.’ They were laughing to themselves.” Have fun with the hate crime charges, gents! [photo: Lindsay Boeckl / The Eyeopener]

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4 Comments

  • Gaborj

    Again, I thought Toronto was cool.

  • djposh

    Wow I cant believe this happen I live in Toronto have not heard anything about it on the news I live just a block away I hope that Eoin and Ben are ok

  • KevinVancouver

    don’t let a couple of douche cocks ruin toronto,
    let their fat bigot prick mayor Mr Ford do that !

  • Lynn Sherwin

    I have a complaint against GAY BASHERS.
    Last week, my friend, a long time friend,
    named PETER CANNING took his life with an over dose of pills.
    I am still in shock and disbelief.
    His family and friends are reeling
    His Corgi MAX stayed with him until Police arrived one week later.
    You can imagine the horror,
    The wee dog does seem affected, He is not his normal self.

    This BASHING occured in back of 675 Kennedy rd, in Scarborough, in BROAD DAY LIGHT.
    Not long afterward, Peter grew very depressed, and was AFRAID to go out side,
    He was nervous anxious, he died from a broken heart. LITERALLY.

    He was only 54. and such a good and kind man.
    DO you KNOW how sad and ANGRY I AM about this?
    Some of you do.

    The hate and ignorance MUST STOP !!!!!!
    I found out after the fact, and never knew why Peter became SO depressed.

    I hope you print this,
    Max is in need of a loving home, He deserves another home
    If you are interested, please leave a message,
    Only animal people need apply.

    Thank you.

    We have yet to clean Peters apartment. a nightmare job this will be for all of us
    who loved him.

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