Gay Teen Attacked by Atlanta Gang to Speak Out: VIDEO


On Monday I posted a hideous video of an Atlanta gang ambushing and attacking a gay teen outside a grocery store while laughing and calling him a "faggot".

Today, Brandon White, the teen attacked in the video, will speak out at a press conference, CBS Atlanta reports:

Before White speaks, an emergency safety meeting will be held at 10 a.m. for the Pittsburgh community at Iconium Baptist Church.  Greg Smith, the executive director of the HIV Intervention Project, or H.I.P., encouraged White to talk.

"He is doing what a lot of us would never do. He is standing up with courage," said Smith.

Smith was very passionate when he spoke to members of the Atlanta Black LGBT Coalition about White.

"Understand this, he is saying, 'I want to do something. Don't treat me like a victim.' His issue is everybody keeps looking at him like he was weak. He is not weak. Don't treat him like he is weak. Don't treat him like he is broken. Ain't nothing wrong with him besides his courage being broken. He wants to stand up and do something," Smith told the crowd.

Watch footage of Smith speaking to the Atlanta LGBT Coalition and the CBS Atlanta news report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted February 8, 2012 at 11:25am ETC by Andy Towle
in Atlanta, crime, News