Woman Hospitalized After Anti-Gay Attack

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Woman Hospitalized After Anti-Gay Attack

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A anti-gay hate crime committed on a subway in New York left a 20-year-old woman with a broken spine. The attacker has not yet been caught.

After seeing a woman kiss another person of her same gender, an unidentified male resorted to anti-gay slurs, calling her a “dyke.” As the woman walked away from him, the man resorted to violence. “He approached from behind, punched the victim in the back of her head and shoved her to the ground, causing her to strike her head,” said the NYPD in a statement. Soon after, the man quickly fled the scene at a subway stop in Forest Hill, Queens. The woman was hospitalized and is being treated for a broken spine.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of an unidentified male

Hate crimes against the LGBT+ community continue to rise in America, jumping 3% in 2017 from 2016, according to data that was released by the FBI in November 2018. Hate crimes in LGBT people comprise of more than 16%, despite the 4.5% that make up the general population in the U.S..