West Hollywood Trans Attack Leaves Victim With Broken Jaw


An early morning attack of a 25-year-old transgender man in Los Angeles was caught on surveillance video, showing the suspect putting his shirt on just before knocking him to the ground, kicking him, and hitting him in the head with a bottle, leaving him with a broken jaw. Police are searching for two men and three women who can be seen in the video witnessing (or standing by) during the attack. The men had just left the Latino drag bar Plaza in West Hollywood. Interestingly, the shop that captured the video is a marijuana dispensary. Police are not calling the attack a hate crime.

(The news reports identify the victim as a “transgender woman … who was dressed as a man.” Sticking to our own style guide, this makes the victim a transgender man.)