Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SI homophobes go berserk

A Staten Islander is facing hate crime charges after a blatant bias attack at an historic West Village bar early on Sunday.

Matthew Francis, 21, and Christopher Orlando, 17, apparently walked into a gay bar and got upset when they met gay people.

"Get away from me, f----t!" Francis yelled, according to Assistant District Attorney Kiran Sing. "I don't like gay people. Don't pee next to me."

He is now being held on $10,000 bail and charged with assault as a hate crime. Orlando got out after his mommy and daddy ponied up the $10 Gs.

What makes the incident so disturbing (besides the fact that it is 2010) was that it happened at the Stonewall - a bar is synonymous with the gay rights movement.

Back in the '60s, cops would bust into the Stonewall every so often and beat the crap out of everyone. And they got away with it - until the patrons started fighting back.

The 'Stonewall riots' were seen as a rallying cry to an oppressed minority who would, hopefully, no longer have to face bigots and closet queens parading through the neighborhood to start trouble.

Not sure what exactly Matthew Francis, pictured above, was thinking. The irony, however, was not lost on his victim, Ben Carver:

"Got gay bashed while peeing in the bathroom at the Stonewall bar, where the gay rights movement began. Ironic right?" Carver wrote on Facebook. "Guys wanted money. Cops got them."

1 comment:

  1. Have fun getting a big fat dick up your ass Francis. I hope the bear that dominates you in prison uses your blood as lube!