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NEWS: Passengers Watch as Gay Man Attacked on Subway

By February 20, 2013

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Urena Morel Frankelly, 23, says he and his partner were attacked while riding a southbound No. 2 subway train on New York's west side, while onlookers did nothing to help.

The altercation involving Frankelly broke out after a woman took a picture of the couple eating. When asked why she was taking a pic, the woman replied: "Feed you face, f-----" to which another woman said, "Why you with that f-----?"

A physical altercation followed. Three other people joined in, including another man. The gay couple was able to get off at the next subway station and call the police, but not before Frankelly received injuries to his face. He was treated at St. Luke's Hospital.

"Everyone was watching -- no one helped us. That was a very scary situation for us," Frankelly's partner said.
February 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm
(1) PIPPO says:

Most people are all pro-GLBT this and that…for parades, dances, carnivals, fairs, fundraisers….
but, when confronted with a bashing of ANY GBLT faction…most people will sit back and sip their spiritual frappee’s.

It is time’s like this that I remember kitty Genovese.

If you are going to confront a possible “basher” verbally, be prepared to FIGHT: reasoning is not going to work.

As much as we would like to believe that we can all hold hands and have a Coke,, that is NOT going to someone from smashing your face in with a tire iron, fist, or a bottle.

Forewarned is forearmed.

February 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm
(2) kerry says:

no proof of this happening..no vid recording..

February 21, 2013 at 1:32 am
(3) Prasad dilshan says:

very sad incidence. feel very sorry. People doesn’t know any huminity. Gays please don’t be silent. It might happen to us too. no one will look at us too. Seriously i’m angry with this. I always try to be silent, but in a situation like this i cannot. I HATE THIS WORLD. TRULY. I DON’T SEE ANY HUMANITY. PLEASE DON’T HURT ANY GAYS, PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY.

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