Transgender woman beaten, robbed at DC gas station

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Alicia Love says a group of men attacked her on Aug. 2, 2019, after she left work. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

A transgender woman who just got off work from her job as a manager at the D.C. Eagle gay bar about 3 a.m. on Aug. 2 was beaten and robbed by seven male attackers about three blocks from the Eagle as she was walking to a convenience store at a gas station on Minnesota Avenue, N.E., according to a police report and her account of the incident to the Washington Blade.

Alicia Love, who first disclosed the incident in a harrowing account on her Facebook page, said the attack took place at two locations, at the gas station and less than a block away on the street.

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D.C. police release video of anti-gay attack

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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D.C. police on Monday released a video that captured part of an incident in which three male suspects attacked two gay men early Sunday morning in the U St., N.W. entertainment district that police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

The video shows two of the suspects kicking and punching one of the victims in the head. It shows the second victim falling unconscious onto what appears to be a street crosswalk.

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