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Man Cuffed for Bias Attack at Noted NYC Gay Bar – CBS News

October 19, 2010

 

(AP) A man spat anti-gay and racist insults as he hit a patron at one of the city’s oldest gay bars, authorities said Monday, adding to a string of recent cases that have amplified alarm about gay-bashing and bullying here and elsewhere.

The man was hit Oct. 11 at Julius, a tavern where a 1966 “sip-in” marked an early moment in the gay-rights movement, police and prosecutors said.

The victim was trying to defuse a dispute between Frederick Giunta and another customer, police said. Giunta responded by hitting the victim in the face, disparaging his race and using an anti-gay epithet, authorities said. The victim is black.

 

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