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Because Nobody Listened:Victim of Gay Attack Recounts His Story on YouTube

March 20, 2011

Matt Cherette — On March 7, 23-year-old Justin Alensa went into a Detroit gas station to buy cigarettes. He left, instead, with a fractured skull—thanks to a hateful, gay-bashing stranger. Justin begged for help. Nobody listened. Here, he tells his story.

Why did I post this video? Why should you pass it on? It’s simple: untold hate crimes occur every day across this country—not to mention the rest of the world—and, more often than not, the victims of these attacks remain anonymous. They don’t fall off of the radar, because they were never on it in the first place.

But a first-person testimonial from the victim of a hate crime?

Try sweeping that under the rug.

Stop the hate.

via Because Nobody Listened, a Victim of Gay-Bashing Takes His Story to YouTube [Gawker.com] | Life: À La Carte! – a blog by Helen Hill MFT.

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  1. March 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    This is heartbreaking and completely unacceptable. 😦 Nobody should ever have to suffer in silence like that. It’s awful when someone reaching out for help is met with silence and disregard. I am thankful for one thing, and that’s YouTube. Thank God for YouTube giving people like this an outlet to spread awareness – even though what they’ve gone through is more than anyone ever should.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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