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Georgetown Reports 2 More Anti-Gay Incidents

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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.

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    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.

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    In less than a week, two Georgetown University students have been assaulted. The most recent attack happened less than a block from campus.
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    "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.