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Mass. attorney general goes after accused gay basher

Mass. attorney general goes after accused gay basher

Massachusetts's attorney general has requested a civil rights injunction against a Lynn man accused of verbally and physically attacking two gay men last spring outside a Boston nightclub. Attorney General Tom Reilly filed a preliminary injunction on Tuesday in Suffolk County superior court. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on April 28 outside the Avalon nightclub in Boston's Fenway neighborhood. James Alevizos, 28, pulled up in a car behind the two men as they were leaving "Gay Night" at the Avalon and shouted antigay epithets, the complaint said. He and several passengers then allegedly kicked and punched the two men, knocking one unconscious and breaking the other man's jaw in two places. Reilly's office said he was seeking the preliminary injunction to prohibit Alevizos from threatening anyone based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. The injunction would also prohibit Alevizos from contacting the two men or approaching the Avalon or the men's homes or workplaces.

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