Second Anti-Gay Hate Crime in London, Ontario in Two Weeks
A second anti-gay attack has been reported in London, Ontario less than two weeks since an attack on Brandon Wright:
"LondonTopic.ca has learned that the most recent incident took place at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday morning, as two gay men were walking hand in hand in the area of Central Avenue and Maitland Street. Michelle Boyce, media relations with the London-based HBT Working Group (Homophobia, Bi-phobia, Transphobia), said the group was contacted by one of the victims of the most recent assaults, Erik Rozenski. Rozenski was celebrating his 27th birthday Saturday, and was walking along Central Avenue with his boyfriend (name withheld) when they were centred out by two unidentified males who made 'homophobic remarks relating to the fact they were holding hands,' Boyce said."
Rozenski says he sustained "a gash on my head, black eye, broken toe, minor scrapes and bruises."
One of the attackers has been arrested: "A police officer in the area at the time was approached by the victims and located one of the suspects and arrested him. Charged with assault is Michael Kyle Gordon, 22, of Richmond Hill."