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Gay Man Beaten Unconscious in Homophobic Assault at Camp for the Homeless: VIDEO

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Glen Ortmann, a homeless man in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, says he was beaten unconscious in a homophobic assault in a homeless camp in the woods referred to as Tent City, NBC 4 reports:

"It makes it 10 times harder when you're gay and homeless at the same time," Ortmann said. Ortmann said over the weekend he walked right into a trap after recently revealing he's gay. "It was a big crowd, and all I remembered really is being hit once or twice and being knocked out cold," Ortmann said.

His right eye was swollen shut. He also suffered a busted lip and a badly bruised nose. His entire body was filled with pain. "I was sore," he said. "My head was mainly sore from the beating I took."

The homeless man said he has no doubt in his mind he was targeted by the other homeless people at the camp because of his alternative lifestyle. "I was beat up because I was gay," Ortmann said. "It's considered a hate crime. It's against the law to put your hands on someone to begin with."

Ortmann has been homeless for two months, and must remain at Tent City because he has nowhere to go, fearing for his life, he says, and constantly having to look over his shoulder. Police are supposedly investigating a couple names as possible leads in the case.

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  1. @Atomic: You read about a man being beaten senseless because of his "alternative life style" and what seems to bother you is the use of that chacterization of gay life. You sound like a real piece of work.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 17, 2012 6:06:17 PM


  2. I'm always amazed when I still hear that phrase "alternative lifestyle". There is no one universal gay "lifestyle", we have lives. It makes it seem like we are all living this underground nefarious dark life. I wonder if this writer still calls Asians "Orientals"?

    Posted by: acevdo | Nov 17, 2012 7:45:10 PM


  3. @snowisfuns - Even if this homeless guy did proposition a straight guy, is that cause for beating the s out of him?? Straight men grope and touch women without their permission all the time and most women just walk away-they don't stab the guy. I know some straight guys get hostile when gay guys look them up and down but guess what? Straight guys have been doing this to women for years and get away with it!!

    Posted by: acevdo | Nov 17, 2012 8:03:22 PM


  4. LOL at the comments on this story. A social media troll, a bunch of trolls wanting to be "sugar daddies" to the young man, and a bunch of bitter folks offended by the term "alternative lifestyle" missing the real story because of the PC rants of the LGBT community.

    I hope the young man finds a good community in Nashville. I've seen young men like him in San Antonio and some make it and some don't. Those that do were looking to to better their lives and found the right resources. Those that didn't found the wrong folks at the bars and ended up back on the streets in worse condition.

    The bottom line is the bashing was a hate crime. The young man hopefully will find the right path. As for the rest of you in here, oh well.

    Posted by: RBearSAT | Nov 18, 2012 8:13:27 AM


  5. I only hope this man gets the help he needs and does well. i wonder what his story is.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Nov 18, 2012 10:27:54 PM


  6. Regan DuCasse is Black Crack junky who is an apologist for the Black crack junky Crystal Gail Mangum who falsely accused several men of rape. Regan DuCasse's also an apologist for DeFarra Gaymon, the homo who was committing indecency in park and who tried to attack a cop before he was shot and killed. Regan DuCasse is also an apologist for homosexual statutory rapist Harvey B. Milk and Regan DuCasse is an apologist for homosexual coward Stephen Starr who sexually abused a 19 year old mentally handicapped kid in February 2011 by putting drugs in the kid's drink before that mentally handicapped kid shot & killed Stephen Starr while he slept and then axed his body. Regan DuCasse farts and shits on other women during sex-Regan DuCasse and Pam Spaulding are 2 Black crack lesbians junkies.

    & yes, Harvey Bernard Milk was a homosexual statutory rapist of a 16 year old boy in 1964 and that was admitted by his friend Randy Shilts. Randy Shilts predictably saw nothing wrong with Harvey Milk having sex with 16 year old boy but made excusees for this-Sandisbetter is a drug junky homo and had no interest to visit Sandisbetter's link-my guess is hat Sandisbetter's drugs look like Sand and Sanisbetter does smelly farts & shits which look like sand. Back to Harvey B. Milk, Harvey B. Milk's deed in 1964 gets no sympathy and no sympathy for Harvey B. Milk getting killed by DJ White in 1978.

    With this gay bashing victim again, we're only hearing his side of story. Sure his gay basher would have a different story. But if it's true that this homosexual was harassing other men such as in a bathroom before he got bashed, then no sympathy for the homo. Since this gay's homeless, it's possible that he is a drug junky or is a drunkard and we don't know why he is homeless. Not concluding that this gay was committing indecent exposure before he got bashed but saying that we only know the gay's side of the story and it's no surpris he would show himself as an innocent victim.

    Posted by: snowisfuns | Nov 19, 2012 7:10:15 AM


  7. Acevdo, if a man were to grab a woman's butt or boobs against her will, then it's crime assault & battery for which he'll go to jail for if the woman calls the cops & he is convicted. A woman would have a right to use any reasonable force to end the this. Just because woman doesn't call cops doesn't change fact that it's a crime.

    So if it's true that this gay was harassing other men for sex such as repeatedly proposing after man said no or asking a man for sex in bathroom then the gay was committing harassment crime for which man reacted violently and bashed the gay. If this is so, then no sympathy for the gay bashed here as he committed a crime and the man reacted violently. & Acevdo, these situations are unpredictable. Its possible for gay to first harass a man for sex and then get violent if the gay didn't get what he wanted. A case can be made that a man who bashes or kills a gay after the gay harassed him for sex was defending himself from something more serious the ay was trying to do. But Acevdo, each gay bashing case is different and judge individually.

    Not concluding the gay in this TN story was harassing other men in public restroom but as the gay was homeless, then he most likely is a drug junky. Hope you're not saying Acevdo that if a gay harasses another man in a bathroom, etc. that the man should tolerate it. Again Acevdo,what you ignore with my scenarios is that the gay is committing crimes which caused the gay bashing even if you call it proposition.

    Posted by: snowfun | Nov 19, 2012 7:52:24 AM


  8. Acevdo, if a man were to grab a woman's butt or boobs against her will, then it's crime assault & battery for which he'll go to jail for if the woman calls the cops & he is convicted. A woman would have a right to use any reasonable force to end the this. Just because woman doesn't call cops doesn't change fact that it's a crime.

    So if it's true that this gay was harassing other men for sex such as repeatedly proposing after man said no or asking a man for sex in bathroom then the gay was committing harassment crime for which man reacted violently and bashed the gay. If this is so, then no sympathy for the gay bashed here as he committed a crime and the man reacted violently. & Acevdo, these situations are unpredictable. Its possible for gay to first harass a man for sex and then get violent if the gay didn't get what he wanted. A case can be made that a man who bashes or kills a gay after the gay harassed him for sex was defending himself from something more serious the ay was trying to do. But Acevdo, each gay bashing case is different and judge individually.

    Not concluding the gay in this TN story was harassing other men in public restroom but as the gay was homeless, then he most likely is a drug junky. Hope you're not saying Acevdo that if a gay harasses another man in a bathroom, etc. that the man should tolerate it. Again Acevdo,what you ignore with my scenarios is that the gay is committing crimes which caused the gay bashing even if you call it proposition.

    Posted by: snowfun | Nov 19, 2012 7:52:25 AM


  9. 1 other thing Acevdo though it's repeat, gay/lesbian sexual behaviors are useless, inferior and bad in and of itself. Sex is supposed to be limited to penis/vaginal sex between man & woman+it's mainly supposed to be about woman pleasuring man. Once woman hits menopause, it's best for man to find younger and prettier woman to have sex with. Regan DuCasse who does smelly gas is a Black Crack Junky. Finally they should abolish sterilizations though pro-choice on abortion. All things =, most men would wanto have sex with a woman with all parts intact vs. a woman who has been spayed like an animal.

    Posted by: snowfun | Nov 19, 2012 5:47:32 PM


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