Sunday, May 19, 2013

Is NYC experiencing a sudden uptick in anti-gay hate crimes?

The New York Times has a disturbing report indicating that hate crimes against gay men have increased in the City in the past year, including a shocking fatal shooting in the West Village of a gay man by another who had recently left prison and who had threatened a bartender some moments before.  The NYT story of the slaying of Mark Carson by Elliot Morales, by Marc Santora and Joseph Goldstein, appears here.  

I lived in NYC at 11tn and Broadway from 1874 through 1978 and never encountered any problems, although I was called the f-word once at 5th Avenue and around 11th St. 

I have made numerous short trips to the city since 2010 and have encountered no problems in either Greenwich Village or the Hells Kitchen area. The atmosphere seems more tense in Washington DC than in New York.  

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