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:


" 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

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."

Posted September 29, 2009 at 9:36am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, News, Ontario