NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Queer Rising, a grassroots organization aimed at creating “full equality for all queer people through nonviolent direct action,” held a rally outside of Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
Demonstrators gathered to denounce violence against the gay community, in light of a recent spate of alleged bias attacks against gay couples in the city.
Two of those attacks occurred in Midtown; one of them took place on Christopher Street. Thursday’s rally was held ahead of a Knicks playoff game. The suspects in one of the Midtown attacks are believed to be Knicks fans.