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After Antigay Violence, NYC Takes Action

After Antigay Violence, NYC Takes Action


After a spate of antigay violence in New York City, including an attack against 29-year-old Barie Shortell (pictured), groups are planning rallies, marches, and protection.

Attacks from Queens to Staten Island have been reported against gay men and those perceived to be gay in the past two months.Two young men, Anthony Collao and Robert Jenkins, died after vicious attacks on them.

A Right to Feel Safe Rally, planned by the friends if one of the victims, includes a march and is planned for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. under Washington Square Park's arch. The New York City Anti-Violence Project will be in attendance, and according to a press release, the group has initiated an SafeBar*SafeNight evening outreach team to distribute information and resources to gay patrons of bars and nightclubs.

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