Tommy Castellani, an employee at the San Francisco Castro bar Badlands, was attacked on Wednesday night while leaving karaoke night at another popular Castro bar, The Cafe, according to Hoodline.
Said Castellani to the publication:
“We are not sure why I was attacked…One of the ideas is that it might be revenge from someone who I may have had to ask to leave [Badlands] previously. Or it could be a random gay bashing. The only facts are it was brutal and nothing was stolen from me. I am currently trying to piece together info.”
A GoFundMe page was set up by Castellani’s sister and gets some of the details of the incident incorrect (according to Castellani), reports that he had to “have emergency surgery to basically re-attach his fractured jaw to his skull.”
Added Castellani: “You can bash my face but you will not get my spirit, you can not take the love that has been given to me from all of you. I am unafraid I only feel blessings. I will heal and I will still be beautiful. You have done nothing but brought bad karma and the promise of a long stay in hell. Your hatred and evil have only wrapped me in so much love from all around me, you have only increased my spiritual wealth.”