NYC violence- anti- gay & otherwise


JP Masterson was punched in the face on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He sustained a broken nose and fractured eye socket. Moments earlier,he was accosted by a man who asked whether he and Mr. Masterson’s partner, Peter Moore were gay.

Later, Mr. Masterson expressed dismay and puzzlement that no one on the subway platform stopped to help him. He claims to have grown up in New York. As a native New Yorker myself I have to say that I was not in anyway surprised that no one stopped to help them , especially on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the kitty Genovese murder. Self-absorption and bystander apathy is not unusual in the big city. I am surprised anyone raised in NYC wouldn’t realize it’s every man/woman/child for him or herself .

The sad fact is, any man who can’t fight or give/ take a punch isn’t going to command much respect or sympathy from certain quarters, regardless of sexual orientation.

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