“You fag, I’m going to beat the shit out of you”

“Another West End gay man says he was called a fag and sucker punched as he walked hand in hand with his boyfriend near the corner of Davie and Burrard Sts Dec 4. Chris Hiller, 25, says he and his boyfriend had left Numbers, a gay bar on Davie, and were walking south on Burrard St opposite the Esso gas station at around 8 pm when the alleged attack occurred. Hiller says he became aware of someone walking behind them but ‘thought nothing of it.’ All of a sudden, Hiller says, ‘my friend goes, “Come on, Chris, let’s keep walking,” and next thing I know I’m on the ground with my face covered in blood and dazed, and my friend’s gone to get help.’ Hiller says before he hit the ground, all he heard was a male voice allegedly saying, ‘You fag, I’m going to beat the shit out of you, I don’t like you, stay away from me. Don’t even come near me, you fag.’ Hiller says he remembers being hit twice, once on the jaw, which knocked him to the ground where he hit his head, and a second blow that caught him in the teeth.” [Xtra]