Monday, July 12, 2010

White Castle Hate Crime: response

The Staten Island LGBT community is coordinating a response to last week's alleged bias attack on a gay couple at the White Castle on Bay street.

The attack occurred at 2:30 am, and as everyone knows, White Castle is the only place open around that area at such a time.

(update: NY1 has video of the brutal outcome of this crime)

Sadly, this is one of many alleged hate crimes on Staten Island over the past six months.

Here is the letter from the Staten Island LGBT Web site:
Dear Community,   
We are saddened by the attack on two gay men early Wednesday in Stapleton.  We invite the Staten Island LGBT community to come together to formulate a response to this, and any, anti-LGBT violence on Staten Island.     
Let’s meet on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 PM at the Staten Island LGBT Center, 25 Victory Blvd. (near Bay Street), 3rd Floor.

Whatever your political stripes may be, we hope all Staten Islanders join together to denounce heedless violence on people due to their race, ethnicity, color, creed, or sexual orientation.

We are waiting on a statement from the boro president's office.....


  1. Hey, not commenting on this story just checking in on your dump of a blog.