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Another anti-gay attack in NYC last night. Ugh.
This time the victim was Eugene Lovendusky, 28, a Queens resident and co-founder of the activist group Queer Rising.
Manuel Riquelme, 19, is charged with hate crime and aggravated harassment after allegedly hitting Eugene Lovendusky, 28, a Queens resident and co-founder of the activist group Queer Rising.
Police say the alleged assault took place at 3 a.m. Saturday on West 42nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
At the time, authorities say Lovendusky and his boyfriend and another friend were leaving the XL nightclub and walking towards the nearby subway stop.
Police say a group of nine teenagers passed the group of three men and started calling them anti-gay slurs.
Riquelme allegedly slapped Lovendusky in the face and knocked off the victim’s glasses, according to police.
After the alleged incident, Lovendusky called police and officers found the teens in a pizzeria at West 40th Street and Ninth Avenue.
The incident is being investigated as a bias assault, according to police.