New Yorkers Neil Frias and Jeff White, in San Francisco for the Folsom Street Fair, were pepper-sprayed by men calling them "fags" who were "destroying family values."
The FBI, however, has not characterized the act as a hate crime.
Twenty calls made to Orange County, Fla., dispatch have been made available to the public.
Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police in Charlotte — already in tumult over the anti-LGBT House Bill 2 — only days after an unarmed black man was killed by police in Tulsa, Okla.
Police are investigating this among several claims about the explosion in the heavily LGBT Chelsea area.
A dumpster exploded in the east end of the gay-centric neighborhood and authorities aren't sure what set it off. Mayor Bill de Blasio says it appears to be "an intentional act."