Hundreds Rally Over String of Anti-Gay Attacks in Long Beach, CA: VIDEO


Hundreds of people, including Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-CA), gathered in Long Beach last night to protest a string of anti-gay assaults in the area, Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV reports:

Only one of three separate attacks in two weeks has so far been confirmed as a hate crime. Police have arrested 21-year-old Jorge Ibarrias of Torrance, who was chased down by Eric Avila after Ibarrias allegedly attacked Avila’s friend Martin Sanchez on July 24 outside The Falcon bar. Ibarrias has been charged with felony battery with a hate crime enhancement.

Watch a news report from the rally and two reports on Ibarrias, AFTER THE JUMP...