Seattle Holds 'Take Back the Night' Vigil Against Anti-Gay Violence
Following a series of recent gay bashings in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, people took to the streets over the weekend for a "Take Back the Night" rally meant to send a signal to those perpetuating violence against the city's LGBT community.
KOMO news reports: "The latest attack came a week ago near 13th Avenue and Columbia Street, about a block from the Seattle University campus. Forty-one-year-old Jerry Knight was on his way home when two men confronted him. And now he says the horror of that weekend might always haunt him. 'I remember being hit hard, where I fell and my hands were bruised falling directly on the ground,' he said Saturday in an interview. He acknowledges it could have been worse.'I am grateful,' he says. 'I am grateful I did not wake up in the hospital. I am grateful I am not in a coffin. I know that, and honor that.' He says he was attacked by two men as he walked home alone in the early morning hours. The assault was first reported online by The Stranger newspaper."
Watch video of the vigil and march, AFTER THE JUMP...