East Side Assault Reflects Larger Trend

GayCityNews.com – By Paul Schindler

Four days after being attacked, beaten on the head with a gun, and called “faggot,” Joseph Holladay’s forehead remained scarred with a large, blood-red gash and his voice quavered as he recounted the experience.

“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I was attacked by some men, they were calling me faggot,” he said at a July 1 press conference. “They beat me hard, and unconscious, leaving me laying in a pool of blood.”

The next thing Holladay, 36, remembers is waking up in New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated in the emergency room and given multiple stitches in his head.