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Florida Gay Basher Arrested, Charged with Hate Crime

There are 5 comments on the Towleroad story from Oct 3, 2009, titled Florida Gay Basher Arrested, Charged with Hate Crime. In it, Towleroad reports that:

One of two men who assaulted another man while shouting anti-gay epithets outside the Westend Package Bar in Newberry, Florida, near Gainesville, in early September, has been arrested and charged.

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New to Newberry

Miami, FL

#1 Oct 5, 2009
I am an out gay man moving to newberry. All I have to say is " We are here. We are queer. Get over it."

“Nothing but me”

Since: Apr 08

Kansas City

#2 Oct 5, 2009
Finally some progress and justice!
New to Newberry

Miami, FL

#3 Oct 5, 2009
It has been a slow process all over the US but we are still much further along than say 25 years ago. Look for my pride bumper sticker on my car. :) That would be a gay pride sticker and pride in my new community of Newberry. :)
not so new

Gainesville, FL

#4 Oct 7, 2009
lmao - the 'victim' is not gay.... the 'gay basher' could really care less about the guy's sexual orientation, even if he were gay

newspaper reporting is awesome!!!

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#5 Oct 7, 2009
not so new wrote:
lmao - the 'victim' is not gay.... the 'gay basher' could really care less about the guy's sexual orientation, even if he were gay
newspaper reporting is awesome!!!
Apparently you don't know the law. The victim doesn't have to be gay, simply being attacked for being gay whether they are gay or not is sufficient evidence to charge with a hate crime.

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