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Suspect Identified in Beating of Gay Man in Denver: VIDEO

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Last week, Towleroad reported on the brutal attack on 23-year-old Jared Olson of Denver, and now police say they have identified a suspect:

SandovalAccording to police, 20-year-old Tilo Sandoval is the suspect in that attack, which reportedly took place near Sam’s Hookah Lounge on the corner of Alameda Avenue and Zuni Street over Labor Day weekend. Jared Olsen, 23, was the victim in the attack, and told police he and his friends had been out at a club before going to the hookah lounge. That’s when he said two men approached the group and called them names, including gay slurs.

“They were just cussing at us and slurring, then one guy walked to my door and opened it and hit me in the face,” Olsen said. “We drove off right after that.”

Jared’s injuries were not life threatening, but he reportedly lost several teeth and says he may need surgery to treat painful injuries to his face.

Watch KDVR's report on the attack and new information, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. She does have very pretty eyebrows...

    Posted by: denizo | Sep 10, 2013 7:44:21 PM


  2. What a scum.

    Posted by: litper | Sep 10, 2013 7:52:58 PM


  3. Why does it seem like 95% of the gay bashings lately (one in Cleveland the other day, one in Cleveland a week or two ago, a number of incidents in NYC, like the attack against the gay couple outside Madison Sq. Garden, etc. etc.) seem to be perpetrated by young black or hispanic men? Not so much asian guys or white guys. But black + hispanic men between in their teens and 20s?

    It's sad + very ironic that the most vocal of communities (when it comes to demanding tolerance and respect for racial issues) seems to be the most ignorant and intolerant towards gay people.

    People can comment about "politics" and the religious right and intolerant "old white men", but when it comes to the brutal and VIOLENT attacks and assaults on the streets in recent times, there does indeed seem to be a predictable profile.

    Instead of complaining that this common-sense observation is "racist", it would be great to discuss how do we educate young men of color to accept + tolerant sexual minorites and drop the machismo bullshet that plagues these communities.

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 10, 2013 7:58:07 PM


  4. you start by forcing change in their churches. they may seem far from churchgoing now, but as children they were brought to roman catholic or evangelical churches where they were TAUGHT to hate gays (and thus had found someone lower on the food chain they could torment).

    Posted by: bandanajack | Sep 10, 2013 8:11:45 PM


  5. I stopped reading after "Sam's Hookah Lounge...". That's all I needed to hear.

    Posted by: wheelie81 | Sep 10, 2013 8:29:13 PM


  6. wheelies81: could you elaborate on what you are exactly try to say with your comment?

    Joe: I can side with your comment on the hope that you were trying to convey that one group of minorities should be more tolerant and undersatnding about another. But it is also apparant that many gay guys who are equally bigotted about other races and quite openly, I might add. Wheelies81 may be a case in point. I am still waiting for his response. Also, weren't the killers of Matthew Shepard white as are so many in New York, Texas along with the south and the Midwest? So yeah, it might seem that the "minorities" attack us more than whites but remember the whites are still the majority. So proportionately it would seem logical, that when you consider the whole country, we probably get gay bashed more by whites.

    Posted by: ExcuseMe | Sep 10, 2013 9:01:18 PM


  7. Meant to say: "trying to say with your comment" and "one group of minority"

    Posted by: ExcuseMe | Sep 10, 2013 9:04:21 PM


  8. Joe what color were the guys that killed Mr. Shepard? How about the Russians? They black? The guy who killed his roommate on Jenny Jones? What color were they? Or the guy in NYC who killed the black gay guy for being gay?

    Posted by: JP | Sep 10, 2013 9:18:21 PM


  9. Joe what color were the guys that killed Mr. Shepard? How about the Russians? They black? The guy who killed his roommate on Jenny Jones? What color were they? Or the guy in NYC who killed the black gay guy for being gay?

    Posted by: JP | Sep 10, 2013 9:18:21 PM


  10. The results of a recently released study finding that gays in non-urban areas are happier than gays in urban areas concluded that the reason is the absence of certain stressors of urban living including "ethnic conflict". Just sayin'

    http://www.dailyyonder.com/rural-gays-enjoy-better-quality-life/2013/09/09/6754

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 10, 2013 9:49:12 PM


  11. @Joe: I have to agree that there seems to be a large percentage of black (can't comment on hispanic, though with Catholicism so prominant, it doesn't completely surprise me) communities can be intolerant. My dad's side of the family is still having a hard time adjusting to the fact that three of us are openly gay. Both of my cousins attempted to commit suicide due to the pressures within their community. Now, this is from my limited personal experience, but I definitely can relate to what you are saying.

    Posted by: Rhys | Sep 10, 2013 9:50:03 PM


  12. while homophobia may be rooted in religion, it's not guaranteed. it's fairly obvious the big motivator is machismo and thug culture.

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 10, 2013 11:14:51 PM


  13. A Mexican. Big surprise!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Sep 10, 2013 11:20:37 PM


  14. many gays may be intolerant of people of color (though certainly not the majority) but how often do gay men go out and attack people of color? Yeah, never.

    Posted by: Jerry | Sep 10, 2013 11:35:39 PM


  15. Can't argue with that, Jerry.

    Posted by: Pookie | Sep 10, 2013 11:58:55 PM


  16. The results of a recently released study finding that gays in non-urban areas are happier than gays in urban areas concluded that the reason is the absence of certain stressors of urban living including "ethnic conflict". Just sayin'

    http://www.dailyyonder.com/rural-gays-enjoy-better-quality-life/2013/09/09/6754

    POSTED BY: BILL | SEP 10, 2013 9:49:12 PM

    ===================

    @Bill,

    Stress caused directly by extreme multiculturalism and diversity in urban areas especially [now suburban areas,also] are one of the most irritating things about life in especially big cities and metro areas. It's like walking on egg shells trying not to inadvertently offend anyone because of 'cultural misunderstandings'. Reminds me of corporate culture, which believes keeping employees on edge, anxious for their job, etc., is a good thing. It's undesirable for employees/workers to be comfortable. Why has our society as a whole also become like this? Who benefits from having so many people constantly, needlessly on edge, and stressed out?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 11, 2013 7:49:59 AM


  17. The results of a recently released study finding that gays in non-urban areas are happier than gays in urban areas concluded that the reason is the absence of certain stressors of urban living including "ethnic conflict". Just sayin'

    http://www.dailyyonder.com/rural-gays-enjoy-better-quality-life/2013/09/09/6754

    POSTED BY: BILL | SEP 10, 2013 9:49:12 PM

    ===================

    @Bill,

    Stress caused directly by extreme multiculturalism and diversity in urban areas especially [now suburban areas,also] are one of the most irritating things about life in especially big cities and metro areas. It's like walking on egg shells trying not to inadvertently offend anyone because of 'cultural misunderstandings'. Reminds me of corporate culture, which believes keeping employees on edge, anxious for their job, etc., is a good thing. It's undesirable for employees/workers to be comfortable. Why has our society as a whole also become like this? Who benefits from having so many people constantly, needlessly on edge, and stressed out?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 11, 2013 7:49:59 AM


  18. while homophobia may be rooted in religion, it's not guaranteed. it's fairly obvious the big motivator is machismo and thug culture.

    POSTED BY: GOMEZ | SEP 10, 2013 11:14:51 PM

    ===============

    Yup. So many dudes trying to prove how 'hard' they are. Why? Answer: A lot of insecure dudes. And it's not just thug [ghetto] culture; it now permeates the whole society and is multigenerational, even among both genders and all socioeconomic classes. Just because you have a lot of tats, wear wifebeaters and blast rap from your car stereo, doesn't make you really 'hard'.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 11, 2013 7:55:47 AM


  19. @ "A Mexican. Big surprise!"

    Not written by Little Kiwi. Any "regular" to this blog would know that.


    Joe, inner-city violence is non-discriminatory. I can be attacked just a quickly (maybe more so) than you.

    What makes you think that you should be immune to violence committed by young angry Blacks or Latinos OR angry White boys? What is it about you that should keep you "safe"?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 11, 2013 9:41:16 AM


  20. You guys can rant and rave all you want about the race comment but it's true. I live in NYC and have noticed most of the gay bashings have been done by Latino men. One could almost conclude it's gang related.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 11, 2013 9:42:24 AM


  21. "But it is also apparant that many gay guys who are equally bigotted about other races and quite openly
    POSTED BY: EXCUSEME | SEP 10, 2013 9:01:18 PM"

    Equally bigoted? Exactly when was the last time you read about a gay guy beating the crap out of someone for being straight, black, or other? You talk like a fool. Everyone is entitled to his opinions of other people. He's even entitled to yell slurs on a city street. What he isn't entitled to do, Trayvon, is physically attack someone. Get a sense of proportion!

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 11, 2013 11:51:16 AM


  22. Also, weren't the killers of Matthew Shepard white as are so many in New York, Texas along with the south and the Midwest? So yeah, it might seem that the "minorities" attack us more than whites but remember the whites are still the majority. So proportionately it would seem logical, that when you consider the whole country, we probably get gay bashed more by whites.

    POSTED BY: EXCUSEME | SEP 10, 2013 9:01:18 PM


    Again, you are talking out of your rear end. Do you have any actual statistics to support your position? Of course not. If blacks and latinos commit acts of violence disproportionately (as they do in multiples of their representation) then how in God's name does it make sense to you that in this one area of crime (straight on gay) that the distribution would be different?

    Crime Rates

    Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
    When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
    Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
    The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
    Interracial Crime

    Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
    Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
    Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
    Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 11, 2013 12:01:36 PM


  23. How many Eskimos did we Blacks get, old Hagatha?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 11, 2013 1:38:22 PM


  24. Read these comments in their entirety, and you will see exactly how gay, white men bash minorities. As a matter of fact, I challenge you to peruse through the many gay blogs like this one, and review the comments which are related to violent crimes against LGBT folks. You will begin to see a trend.

    Posted by: Dellbert | Sep 12, 2013 2:38:39 PM


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