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Victim of Anti-Gay Assault Speaks Out

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Washington Post
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March 28, 2012
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The victim whose jaw was broken in a March 12 attack in the District that is being investigated as a possible hate crime has returned home and is in the final stages of recovery.

One week after 600-plus people tried to raise awareness of his attack and two possibly similar crimes by walking through Columbia Heights in silence, the victim and his partner of three years spoke out in a series of media interviews.

The bruises on his chest have not yet fully healed. The right side of his mouth will be wired shut for at least the next month. He is still unable to ingest anything more than protein shakes and soup broth.