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Gay anti-violence group: 2008 attacks might be up

NEW YORK (AP) – A new report says a rash of attacks against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the country suggests the number of reported assaults in 2008 has likely increased.

Sharon Stapel, executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, says the number of reported attacks against LGBT people increased 24% in 2007 over 2006.

Stapel attributes the increase in part to more people reporting incidents, but she believes there actually could have been more assaults because 2008 was an election year.

The baseball bat beating of an Ecuadorean immigrant in New York on Sunday was the latest in a number of reported assaults. The attack left the 31-year-old man brain dead.

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Written by kickingalion

December 13, 2008 at 4:31 pm

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  1. i’m so angry right now i’d take a baseball bat myself and pound those violent, discriminating bigots myself.

    but then im better than that lol.

    lesfriendly

    December 14, 2008 at 3:42 am


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