NEW YORK CITY: Chelsea Restaurant Asks Public For Help In Finding Gay-Basher

The Chelsea outlet of Dallas BBQ, the site of Tuesday’s brutal gay-bashing, has posted a message in its front window asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who smashed a wooden chair onto the heads of two gay patrons. Eyewitness accounts appear to conflict on whether one of the victims had initially incited the fight, but both men had their backs turned and were returning to their seats when the much larger man clubbed them with the chair. NYC Councilman Corey Johnson issued a statement yesterday: “I am appalled and angered by the senseless act of anti-LGBT hate violence
that was perpetrated last night at a restaurant in my district. I urge
the perpetrators of this act to turn themselves in immediately.” The incident has been heavily covered by local media.