• Wed, Jul 3 - 4:14 pm ET

Woman Who Bravely Filmed 2 Douchebags Threatening LGBT Teens Deserves A Medal

Homophobes 1This year’s Pride Parade in NYC was an extra special event. There was an extra feeling of celebration in the air after the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional. Which just makes this story even harder to stomach.

This past Sunday, after the parade, two men douchebags riding the Queens-bound F train reportedly assaulted and threatened a group of LGBT kids, who looked to be in their mid- to late teens (a couple of them might have been in their early 20s as well). The jerks also assaulted a woman who filmed the incident, allegedly leaving multiple bruises and scratches.

When you watch the video you can see that these fine examples of humanity threatened to RAPE one of the teens. The other guy appears to physically assault the woman filming, trying to steal her phone to destroy evidence. He later also grabs one of the teens by the throat.

According to the woman behind the camera, both of these cowardly homophobes ran from the train at the Roosevelt Avenue stop (located in Jackson Heights, Queens) but were reportedly headed to Jamaica, Queens. They were most likely regular commuters who live in that area.

Here is the full description from the woman who filmed the attack:

On Sunday, June 30th at around 11:45 PM, I was riding home on the Queens-bound F train following a day of LGBT Pride festivities. Two men were loudly making homophobic comments, such as “Today was a scary day for me. There were fags everywhere.” When a group of queer youth got on the train, the men proceeded to harass them, stating that the teens made them want to puke and that they would be killed if they were in Iran. The first assailant then threatened to rape them, at which point I took out my phone to document the incident.

Seeing that he was being recorded, the first assailant lunged at me, violently grabbing my arms while trying to steal away my phone. One of the youth took the phone from me temporarily to protect it and told the assailant he shouldn’t attack a woman. When the assailant threatened to punch me, I took the phone back and ran to the other side of the train to push the emergency button and alert the authorities. At this point the second assailant got up and came towards me, grabbing my body and hands to try and get the phone to destroy the evidence. I yelled and told him I was an attorney. An onlooker then got up and stood between the assailants and myself, and another person left to get the train conductor.

A group of people had gathered to stand up to the gay bashers. During this, the second assailant put his hand around the neck of a young queer woman. When the doors opened up at the Roosevelt Ave stop, both assailants fled. I followed them to the station exit while calling 911. One witness had overheard them saying they were on route to Jamaica; they’re likely commuters who regularly take this route.

I uploaded the video to YouTube to see if anyone can identify these men. I was left with bruises and scratches from both assailants which I also documented. If anyone sees them or knows them personally, please contact the authorities. This was a hate crime.

It’s pretty obvious that this was indeed a hate crime.

I commend the woman who filmed this. It took a steel set of ovaries to stand up to these guys, especially the younger one who, judging from the camera angle was at least a foot taller than she is. I hope they find these guys so she, and the LGBT youth she was defending, can get the justice they deserve.

(Photo: YouTube)

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  • keelhaulrose

    Disgusting. I’ve seen this sort of thing before, as well as been taunted for my perceived sexuality, and it never fails to amaze me how much hatred someone can have towards another human they don’t know.

  • ElleJai

    Are we sure it’s wholly wrong to shoot them, say, in the knee? I’m against prison sentences where it’s not actually going to help the idiot involved but surely whilst he had to stay in one spot as his knee healed we could attempt a tolerance program on him? Plus we’d all feel much better they were off the subway while they had a good think about why what they did was wrong…

  • DisgustedAmerican

    Sounds like the friend was saying “Pablo”. Disgusting.. Hard to hear about, but actually seeing it is worse.

    • illinformed

      what does Pablo mean?

    • Tusconian

      It might be his name, which would make it easier for authorities to identify him.

    • illinformed

      Ohhhh…DUH lol

    • anonymous

      Don’t feel too bad I wondered that too after reading the comment. Lol. Such a shame that this kind of stuff happens so often.

  • ItsRoni

    If she pulled the emergency cord, why didn’t the train stop? Or security come?

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      She said she pushed the emergency button, not brake. Newer trains (like the F train) have a button that you can push that makes an emergency call. From what I read earlier the police came to the Roosevelt Ave stop once the train came, and the guys fled before they got there.

      http://mta.info/innov-hp.htm

    • ItsRoni

      I see. Thanks for the reply, Frances!

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      You’re very welcome, thanks for reading!

    • sweetone100percent

      No, it clearly says, she pulled the emergency break, sorry.

  • jessica

    I’m sharing this video on facebook. Half my friends live in Jamaica. Hopefully one of them knows either of these “men”.

  • Cee

    Ugh…this makes me sick, and very afraid.

  • ImSoOffended

    He did not put his hand around her neck, he had his hand in front of her to keep her at arms length. She escalated the situation, and her commentary was misleading. There are people all over that don’t like gay people – get over it. Now if he started it with slurs and threats then that is a problem, but escalating a situation that seemed to be diffused in the beginning isn’t standing up for someone, it is being a troublemaker just as much as they were.

    • Muggle

      What video did you watch, one of a polite debate over gay marriage? The woman holding the camera was obviously assaulted and knocked down, that would leave bruises. Yes, the man’s hand was around the young woman’s neck, or dangerously close to it. Should we get over people who say “you make me puke, I’m going to kill you, you should all die”? No, no we shouldn’t. You are part of the problem, jackass.

    • Freethinker01

      I think you should investigate beyond your own homophilic world a little more often. Conservative people or those with traditional values are threatened with this kind of language on a regular basis and it doesn’t make the news. Our problem right now is that we go overboard in extending attention to homosexuals while purposely ignoring assault and battery on anyone else if it might interfere with the homosexual movement.
      Plus, there’s just words. Unpopular speech is still protected by the Constitution. You have no right to put your hands on someone else regardless of the hurtful words they might speak.

    • Muggle

      There’s a difference between insults and threats. I’d say a guy yelling “I’m going to kill you” after his buddy assaulted two women is a threat, and that’s definitely not protected by the First Amendment.

      Also, homophilic? shut the fuck up and take your “conservative or those with traditional values” whining elsewhere. Your bigotry should be challenged and nobody is required to tolerate your intolerance of people who have done you zero harm, when you do them harm directly and indirectly.

      I’m also not sure that we ignore assault and battery against straight people in our efforts to promote acceptance of LGBTQ people. Given that there are a lot of guys like these two upstanding citizens with “traditional values” who can’t keep their hands to themselves, maybe there’s a possibility that LGBTQ people might be at a higher risk of assault and battery. Just a thought.

    • bcmugger

      Id beat your ass if i ever met you just because you deserve it.

    • teslavate

      Sorry charlie but as a cop of 22 years I saw way more incidents of straights harassing gays.

    • bcmugger

      You saw 100 to 1 blacks causing trouble than whites.

    • http://www.suburbansweetheart.com/ Kate @ SuburbanSweetheart.com

      So the guy asking, “Are you OK? Are you OK?” after the camera blackout is just, what? Coming out of the blue?

      Ignorance must be such bliss, for real.

    • bcmugger

      Self hating white cracker.

    • http://www.suburbansweetheart.com/ Kate @ SuburbanSweetheart.com

      Haha OK, you got me, I totally hate being white.

      GTFO, you sick bigot.

    • sweetone100percent

      The guy saying, “are you ok, are you ok,” is indicative that he pushed her or tried to grab her phone, so she would stop recording. .

    • Mary Larrimore

      Did you read her own post? She said she gave the phone to one of the teens… so why was it blacked out in the first place? So she could say what ever she wanted about what happened?

    • sweetone100percent

      People who are being threatened by others will often claim they will kill someone, to get the person to stop threatening them. We don’t see the woman being knocked down, but where it says, he grabbed her throat, that we do see. However, I did not see him grab her throat. I saw him hold her at bay, because SHE was approaching him, not vice versa.

    • Mary Larrimore

      He wasn’t even keeping her at bay he was pointing.. she was pushing up into his hand..

    • teslavate

      you are wrong, he clearly grabbed her by the neck and my brothers in the NYPD agree in that they are looking to arrest both of those cowards, as bullies usually are.

    • Mary Larrimore

      Obviously you didn’t watch the same footage I saw, he obviously didn’t grab her.

  • Tom

    gays…

  • WhatWillYouDoWithoutFreedom

    Looks like the fagots started their normal rant. They think that if they yell loud enough it will make them look like the offended, when in reality they are the ones that started it.

    • teslavate

      You better take a better look IDIOT, clearly the video shows the 2 bullies started the incident. I would have bounced both of them straight to jail.

    • WhatWillYouDoWithoutFreedom

      The only clear thing about that video is that it shows what one person wanted to be seen.

    • John Doeman

      the fagots


      only religious myth believers persecute gays.

    • suki

      NOT SO, JOHN; SO NOT SO. I’m one of those “religious myth believers” and I have never and will never persecute gays or anyone else who lives an alternate life style. So, don’t make such statements when you obviously know nothing about what you are talking about.

    • http://www.suburbansweetheart.com/ Kate @ SuburbanSweetheart.com

      How dare the oppressed & victimized be pissed off about the things we do to them, right?

      THAT’s what we do without freedom. Rise up.

    • bcmugger

      Self hating whitey.

  • Freethinker01

    Here’s a good video of some straight bashing. I hope this homophile is arrested and prosecuted for a hate crime as well.

    http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/christian-preachers-brutally-beaten-at-gay-pride-festival.html

    • teslavate

      if you bothered to watch the story you would see that both subjects were arrested, whereas no one has been in this case being shown here. And, there is no evidence that I saw that shows either bad guy in your video is actually gay, just anti-christian.

  • nick

    Just more of the inequality promoted by bible-thumpers in the name of their,homophobic,genocidal,ethnic cleansing,sadomasochistic,infanticidal,petty,racist,of course i mean the monster that is the so called ‘loving and caring’ god of the bible.

    • anonymous

      Doesn’t this make you just as bad as the people you are talking about? I am a “bible-thumper” but still respect the choices and/or lifestyles of others. So why is it okay for you to be disrespectful and demeaning but not anyone else. I am, in no way, saying I agree with what these men did but saying all these things makes you look just as ignorant as they are…

    • Christopher Lane

      Your ridiculous rant shows you are just as narrow-minded and myopic as these two a$$wipes.
      My God teaches me to heal the sick, feed the hungry, house the homeless, and (this one is JUST for you) educate the ignorant.
      What does your god teach you?

    • CognizantImpiety

      Where was your god when these kids were being harassed?

      Resting on his laurels?

    • Oran Black

      God doesn’t take away free will. Why would God intervene in something like this? Your comment only shows just how ignorant you are.

    • John Doeman

      My God


      gods are created in the imaginations of man.

    • Oran Black

      Your comment is nothing but the words of an ignorant, hateful loser who obviously has no idea what Christianity is. You should look in the mirror when you preach that message.

  • Notahomophobenotscared.

    And when do we get rid of the victim card and label the old men that sexually assault little boys as gay? After all, if the perpetrator was NOT gay, he would be raping little girls, not little boys. But the Gay Agenda doesn’t allow for ANY wrongdoing on THEIR part….

    • Lilith Brass

      Pedophilia is not a consent-based sexuality like heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, etc.

      Pedophilia has nothing to do with homosexuality, or any other healthy form of sexual desire. You’re attempting to connect apples with bicycles.

      Pedophiles derive pleasure from domination, intimidation, exploitation and power- not from sexual desire for a certain kind of genitalia.

      Pedophiles aren’t gay, straight, or anything other than pedophiles.

  • teslavate

    @25d537ad86df255cd7fdb1293a23bbc5:disqus Sorry pal but the overwhelming number of pedophiles are STRAIGHT. Even the ones who go after little boys. What you seem to ignorant to understand is that RAPE is a crime of POWER, NOT SEX. As a 22 year veteran law enforcement career survivor that was one of the first things I learned after arresting and interrogating a number of pedophiles. YOU need to take the time to actually learn about what you want to talk about and quit trying to make it up as you go.

  • teslavate

    Well I have read now that Pepper Spray is indeed legal in NY City. In that case these VICTIMS should buy some pepper foam and keep it handy for bullies who assault them or others. A good shot of pepper foam would have disabled those 2 losers until police could arrive to take them into custody. And pepper spray does work, you spray them in the face with pepper foam and they will stop fighting/ attacking almost instantly and if they do keep fighting it will be temporarily blinded fighting as well as with intense burning in the eyes, nose and mouth. Yet in 30 minutes they will recover unharmed.

    • John Doeman

      these VICTIMS should buy some pepper foam and keep it handy for bullies


      a .44 cal will work much better.

  • Beefjerky

    Move along folks. Nothing here to see.

  • LeAnne Nicole Hughes

    no he did not say this was america..yeah dummy that’s why you shouldn’t say anything about their sexual preference because it’s america..eh eh duh?

  • Female

    For some reason my post disappeared. This looks like a bunch of young men in a gang mood setting up what looks like a black man and a white man who are minding their own business until they are surrounded by these kids who keep walking around surrounding people like they do on the streets. Why is the guy in the striped shirt in the older guy’s face who left his seat and went to the door. I would consider that a reason to think he’s going to attack me. It looks as if the video person got bumped by the young gang members moving around and she’s on a train too that moves and than why is the filming sideways and how convenient a “lawyer” is there. Looks like a set up. Personally, it looks like a gang of young guys on the streets looking to harrass what looks like two people who work for a living. This is city crap. Tell the young guys to get off the street and go to college or get a job or a girlfriend or better yet, grow up. Leave the workers of this world alone, as you might be asking them for a job some day. After a gang of young jerks pulled this city crap on me, I now carry a gun to make sure the next gang I might run into doesn’t lead to a severe beating or rape which is where I think this was leading to until the doors opened and the two older people could leave.

    • queenB

      looks like a set up?? have u ever been on a train before, and actually took the time to speak to another person or are you that judgemental towards everyone you dont know. bitch

    • http://www.suburbansweetheart.com/ Kate @ SuburbanSweetheart.com

      Are you kidding me, you miserable racist? Did you watch this at all? Did you read the captions? Do you speak English? Or are you just happy to hide behind your bigotry & make excuses?

      Get the hell out of here.

    • Jube

      Not that I agree with this person’s comment. But, captions can be misleading, we actually don’t see what led up to the point where she starts recording and how this all started. Then it says he charges at her but, still, we don’t see that part. All we see that is definite is a few people yelling at each other and then his friend walks past her and allegedly tries to take her camera away(again, we don’t really see him reach for her, just walk past), then some more shouting and threatening. We are only really seeing one side of the story here, hence why I said captions CAN BE misleading. Also, where in her comment does the racist come in? Just curious because the only part I see a racial type comment is “setting up what looks like a black man and a white man who are minding their own business” and that’s hardly racism. Her comment makes no sense to me, but to react fairly aggressively and start calling him a “miserable racist” for no reason is equally as senseless.

    • bcmugger

      You the self hating whitey that needs to GTFO.

    • Mary Larrimore

      I don’t think that because someone doesn’t jump on the band wagon of bashing others or that they don’t drink the proverbial Kool-Aid because everyone else is makes them a racist. Why is it that you needed captions? Is it at all possible that the captions were to lead you to believe that there is something going on that really isn’t (like using a teleprompter)? If you really looked at the still shot that she captions to make it seem as if the guy is grabbing the throat/neck of this woman you will see he isn’t doing that at all, but of course you didn’t look at the picture you read the caption… maybe you should stop drinking the Kool-Aid and stop accusing others of being racist without getting all the evidence. There is not enough in this footage for me or any intelligent person to go around calling these guys bigots or homophobes… I may have wanted to smack them in the mouth myself because of some of their comments but from the footage I think it looked as if they were reacting to something rather than instigating something.

    • http://www.suburbansweetheart.com/ Kate @ SuburbanSweetheart.com

      Ah, yes, that damn bandwagon of thinking people deserve to feel safe & unthreatened in public spaces. What terrible Koolaid that is!

    • Just me

      @ Female.The older guys,obviously homophobes, started this. Sounds you’re a homophobe or at least have a gang/mob mentality and need your gun to “Stand your ground” after you spew hate toward people different from you.

  • CrikeyMcBlimey

    Why does nobody ever post videos of blacks intimidating, raping and killing whites?

    • John Doeman
    • Brian

      Hmmmmm. Wonder why no national headlines for this case. Shows that a baby faced little boy can be a violent murderer.

    • bayman61

      They are always a good kid. Tell the truth about your kid mister. Are the whites going to march about this. Protest this racist murder? He is a monster.

    • Ashley Rowland

      Now shut up

    • justmeisatool

      Because allot of people are ignorant and base opinion on just a headline and are sheep of the media.. Take the Trayvon Martin case for example. The first image released of him was when he was what, 12? There are allot of people that never realized he was actually 17 and then calling Zimmerman a white-hispanic is just an attempt to create a frenzy, in which case it did. All in the name of ratings! The media needs to start being held responsible for causing unrest and they need to be attacked first because they are the source.

    • LewCid

      Good lord – the words you’re looking for are “a lot.” Two words.
      You’re using the word “allot” completely wrong.

  • Oran Black

    All I see here is another video that is shown right in the middle of something rather than showing the beginning. How do we know the men in this video started the confrontation? How do we know the homosexuals didn’t start it? I hate videos like this that are meant to be biased in favor of one person/group or another.

  • John Doeman

    Only religious myth believers persecute gays.

  • pakosan

    Wow, I would have loved to be on train. I’m not gay but the bashing needs to stop. I would’ve totally fucked the guy up who was going towards the woman recording. As soon as the guy opened his mouth my fist would have been in it. I’m not one for violence but it’s time they learned.

  • Mandi

    Those are grown adults…Wow what garbage. Treating someone that way just because of the way they chose to live in the United States..You know where we are free? >.> I’m sorry I dont get the hate… SO what they like someone the same sex as them! Did you ever think she was a lesbian because maybe just an idea..She was treated like crap? OR grew up with men like you? DERP… This country disgusts me with all the hate they breed. Grow up and let them live their life and you live yours (obvious unhappy pathetic one)

  • ballllx

    Exterminate phags

  • KMarxobama

    I wonder if Obama would be proud to be their father
    i

  • justmeisatool

    shitty video doesn’t show how it began and is clearly edited to support the one side….Isn’t it amazing when the camera person was so called “charged” the video just shows him getting up then cuts…the black or hispanic? guy in the blue didn’t put his had around her neck.. The close up clearly shows a closed fist with his index finger pointing toward something or someone .. You really think that lady would have ignored the fact that he put his hand around her neck if he actually did????? She didn’t say a peep about it because it didn’t happen. The video lost all credibility in my eyes after the captions.

  • Guy Cocoa

    I think it is a good thing that we’ve reached the point where an African-American man and what looks to me like a Hispanic man (not trying to profile) can be thought of as bigots, homophobic, nasty, ignorant or whatever adjective you can think of. In other words, they are individuals. They are not acting as members of some pre-defined group. They are who they are as individuals. We’re not ascribing characteristics to them based on how they look, but on how they act. To me that is progress for our society.

  • ouizzzl

    Under no circumstances is it right to wrap your hands around another person’s neck. I hope they get their just desserts. The women and the man were both escalating the issue and when there are two charged parties going at it. It is best not to throw fuel onto the fire. Now I know there is always three sides to a story, each side and the truth. It appeared to me that they were both looking for a fight. You can’t play ball when nobody will play with you.

  • ouizzzl

    P.S. As far as that man knocking over the person with the camera, that was messed up and it would have been mighty wide of him to apologize to her for that.

  • suki

    Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. Matthew 7:1-2

    • GRC

      That’s it. Start quoting your fucking bible verses. Are you from the South?

  • Jeff Bailey

    To the two men assaulted the lady attorney and the kids. Your days are numbered, your on the internet and someone will turn you in. In the mean time why don’t you come to Florida, we have concealed carry permits. You wouldn’t have gotten away with your crime down here guys. Here’s looking at ya.

  • trucker

    ok so most of the confrontation was verbal. looked like both side gave as much as they got. yes there was some physical stuff which is inexcusable, but someone gets up in my face throwing their hands around, i will try and distance myself anyway i can also. i also believe there is something fishy with this video. why would you edit and make a production out of it. isn’t the raw uncut version enough to stand on it’s own?

  • sweetone100percent

    I don’t know what the black guy did when he walked over to the woman holding the phone. It sounds like he tried to grab the phone away from the person taping it, but the other lady that was approaching the guy, he didn’t appear to be grabbing her throat. He looked like he was trying to restrain her from harming him, or keep her at arms length, because she approaches him threatningly.

  • dave

    Yea there is NO outrage over the three blac k teenagers who beat a 13 year old white kid almost to death this week is there. It was videoed and posted on national news… no outrage no hate crime mention, no marches or race baiters to be seen

  • Mary Larrimore

    I agree with a few posts that to me this looked like a set up. There are things in her statement and in her post that don’t add up.. the still shot that she shows saying the man put his hand around the woman’s throat.. look closely his hand is not around the woman’s throat at all… look closely his fingers are on her shoulder.. the man has big hands but honey they ain’t that damn big… And for those of you that are about to accuse me of being a homophobe because I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid, one of my dearest friends is gay and so is my oldest son. I just don’t jump on the band wagon without looking at all the evidence and from what is shown on this footage there are things not adding up to her story. I would really love to see some shots from other angels and from other witnesses before I jump to bashing anyone. Where she starts the footage it looks as if this innocent gay teen is up in the older man’s face and as I said before the shot where she says the man grabs the woman’s throat shows his hand is not around her throat or her neck.. if you look closely you can see the woman’s neck on the other side of his hand… how is that? You can also tell his hand is balled up except for the finger he has pointing. Sorry I do not find in her footage enough evidence to go around calling these guys homophobes and in my opinion doing to them exactly what she is accusing them of doing to the teens (bashing). Her footage really does make it look more as if these two men are reacting to something done to them rather than them instigating anything.