Victims got a broken nose & a concussion in a shocking D.C. gaybashing / LGBTQ Nation

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Two men were hospitalized after being beaten by three men in what appears to be an anti-gay hate crime.

In D.C.’s U Street corridor at 12:30 am yesterday, two men were attacked. The attack occurred near the Dirty Goose, an LGBT bar.

Police said that the assailants, who have not yet been found, shouted anti-gay slurs.

The victims were taken to the hospital. One had a broken nose and broken teeth, and the other suffered from a concussion. The injuries are not life-threatening.

Jamie Sycamore, a candidate for D.C. Council, said that he knows both of the victims. “It’s a shame that people can be beat up for who they are,” he said.

The Metropolitan Police Department said that they are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.

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