It happened just after 3 a.m. on Saturday; Lovendusky told 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon that he was walking down the street with a group of friends when a gang of teenagers approached them from behind and taunted them with a homophobic slur.
Gornell Roman was charged Wednesday with assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, police said.
The incident happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a gay couple, ages 41 and 42, were walking on Broadway near Prince Street when two men began yelling anti-gay slurs.
A community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.
The incident occurred just days after another gay couple was beaten near Madison Square Garden following a New York Knicks playoff game on May 5.
Authorities in Elizabeth, N.J. are investigating a possible hate crime after vandals hit the New Hope Memorial Baptist Church daycare building and two church vans with graffiti.
Investigators are looking for four men who allegedly yelled anti-gay remarks at two men who were walking near Madison Square Garden.
Police have launched a hate crime investigation, following a broad daylight attack on a gay couple this past weekend on busy Eighth Avenue just steps from Madison Square Garden.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the burning of mezuzot in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a hate crime.
A reputed member of a white supremacist pleaded guilty to hate crime charges Tuesday, after be beat two Middle Eastern men in New Jersey.
The attack happened around 6 p.m. Monday after the victim boarded a downtown No. 2 train at 125th Street, police said.
Jabbar Campbell’s attorney claims the officers illegally searched his client’s home. The police complaint against Campbell said he resisted arrest and was in possession of marijuana and ecstasy at the time of the incident.
Judge Gia Morris ordered Erika Menendez, 31, held without bail and be given a mental health exam. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of second degree murder as a hate crime.
A man has been charged with a hate crime in connection to an attack in Ridgewood, Queens, in which he allegedly shocked another man with a Taser while calling him an anti-gay slur.
Police said 44-year-old Keith Patron made anti-gay slurs before taking out a razor blade and slashing a man on the elbow, face, back and neck.