As many as 50 people reportedly stood by as a suspect punched J.P. Masterson in the face while yelling antigay slurs at the man, who was out with his partner celebrating the couple's 10th anniversary.
The NYPD is searching for an assailant who attacked a gay man in Greenwich Village earlier this week.
Brice Johnson is accused of beating Arron Keahey after the two arranged a meeting via a social networking app.
Noah Ratgen, whose driveway was tagged with a hateful message, is the second gay student from a Minnesota school district to come forward about antigay threats this week.
Randy Gener suffered severe head trauma when he was assaulted while walking home from a party in Manhattan January 17.
An unknown suspect doused the carpeted steps in gasoline at Neighbours Seattle early New Year's Day, then set the steps ablaze. Following prompt action from the bar's staff and patrons, no one was injured.
Police have arrested the man who had claimed to be victim of a violent robbery.