Georgetown Reports 2 More Anti-Gay Incidents

Another anti-gay attack reported near georgetown

By Matthew Stabley
|  Monday, Nov 2, 2009  |  Updated 11:51 PM EDT
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Another Anti-Gay Attack at Georgetown

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WASHINGTON -- The second and third anti-gay incidents involving Georgetown University in a week have been reported.

For the second time in a week, a Georgetown University student was victimized in an apparent anti-gay attack. On Monday, a slur was posted on the door of the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Witnesses reported a physical assault near 36th and N streets to the Department of Public Safety early Sunday morning. A man repeatedly asked the victim "Are you a homo?" before attacking the victim, who was taken to the emergency room at Georgetown University Hospital, according to a DPS public safety alert.

The PSA sent Sunday afternoon did not specify when the actual attack took place, only that it was reported at 1:32 a.m.

On Tuesday two men allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a female student because she was wearing a gay rights shirt. She suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment.

The university sent a letter to students, faculty and staff Monday about the three incidents.

"We do not know whether the person or persons responsible for these incidents are members of the campus community. If a member of the campus community is found to be responsible for these acts, the matter will be treated very seriously, including as a violation of the student code of conduct."

About 50 students rallied and marched on campus Sunday evening in protest of the attacks. About 25 students then attended a GU Pride meeting about campus security and safety of LBGTQ students.
 

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