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Another Gay Bashing In New York City

There has been yet another gay bashing in New York City, this time in the East Village. Bruce Yelk reports at Nightlife Gay:
Shock, outrage, anger sums up how I am feeling today as one of my very good friends was gay bashed last night in New York City. Dan Contarino, former promoter of Shampoo Nightclub's "Shaft" Fridays, was jumped last night at Avenue D & 4th Street. Allegedly, witnesses are reporting the assailant was yelling "faggot" as he was kicking and beating Dan. Neighbors rushed to Dan's aid and chased after the attacker but unfortunately he got away. The police are investigating the assault now and have not determine it a hate crime.
Just last night thousands of LGBT New Yorkers and allies marched through the West Village in the memory of Mark Carson.  (Tipped by JMG reader Nick)

UPDATE: Contrarino writes this afternoon on Facebook: "UGH.... THIS IS JUST AS BRUTAL AS the ATTACK.... 3 hours... 8 detective interviews... now waiting for Hate Crimes Unit main interview... THEN BACK TO HOSPITAL...."

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