1. QJ201 says


    NO it’s not. The French Quarter…only part of it is gay…walk too far down Bourbon St and the straight tourists will call you fag.

  2. OddBet says

    New Orleans is quite liberal, especially in comparison to the rest of the South. It is a blue city in a sea of red, but that doesn’t mean that everyone that enters Orleans Parish is an enlightened and compassionate progressive.

    New Orleans is one of the best cities in the country, gay or straight, but ignorant assholes are everywhere. Even places like New York have hate crimes, it doesn’t mean the cities aren’t liberal.

  3. Lucca says

    Police & FBI are going “…to investigate IF it was a hate crime”?

    IF ? ? ?

    What else could this be? You have the stolen symbol and the sloppy, misspelled slur on an historical building. A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.”

    So NOPD and FBI get on it. It’s a hate crime by your very own definition (the definition was borrowed from the FBI’s website.)

  4. Pete N SFO says

    I definitely hope they catch the person; that will be a fantastic interview. And I love that this guy mentions that all the e-mailing haters will likely be getting a visit from the FBI or Police… (if only that were the case) It will likely give them pause in the future.

  5. emjayay says

    It’s a white 2001 to 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with gray bumpers with a black bump strip. The gray bumpers were standard on base model short wheelbase Caravans, but I don’t know how they could show up on a Grand and that is definitely a Grand. And the black bump strips are aftermarket.

    So while there are a lot of 2001 – 2007 white Grand Caravans around so it would take a lot of sleuthing, this one has some easily identifiable characteristics. I assume the police can figure this all out.

    And after watching a bunch of times, I don’t see anything black or white about his gait, although he is definetely not light skinned.

  6. John Normile says

    I just wonder why any man who is “secure” in his own sexuality, would wait until the middle of the night to do something like this? Something tells me his closet is full.