Gay Man Beaten, Robbed, in El Paso, Texas

By Winston Gieseke

Originally published on January 11 2012 6:05 PM ET

The beating and robbing of a gay man in El Paso, Texas, is being investigated as a hate crime.

The El Paso Times reports that Emilio Moreno, 23, was hospitalized with facial injuries, including a broken nose, after being assaulted by two men outside a gay bar Saturday night.

Officer Javier Sambrano of the El Paso police are say the incident has been labeled a hate crime because the assailants allegedly yelled antigay slurs during the attack.

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