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Brutal Gay Bashing In Ontario

A gay man in the U.S. border town of Thunder Bay, Ontario faces facial reconstruction surgery after being viciously gay-bashed by six to eight cowards with bricks.
John "Jake" Raynard suffered 15 fractures to his cheekbone, a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and a broken upper palate when six to eight men surrounded him near a North Cumberland Street business. Raynard, 30, and two friends were smoking outside of a bar after last call when a man approached them for a cigarette. The three friends walked away from the man after he became aggressive. Raynard said as they walked toward the Water Street Bus Terminal a group of males followed them shouting derogatory comments about their sexual orientation. "It was like they were waiting in the woodwork," said Raynard, who is gay, from his hospital bed. "The crowd just seemed to get bigger." One of the men grabbed Raynard's friend and started choking him. Raynard said he struck the man that was assaulting his friend and then began yelling at the group to try and scare them away. "I managed to fend off six to eight people by yelling long enough to get them (Raynard's two friends) into a cab," said Raynard. Once his friends were in the cab, Raynard said the group surrounded the taxi, preventing him from getting in. He decided to run through a nearby alley towards a local restaurant instead, grabbing a brick for self-defense as the men chased him. "I was screaming loud enough to wake up six blocks," said Raynard. "How did nobody hear me?"
No arrests have been made.

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