Sharon Stapel is the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
America has a Fundamental Problem with People Who Hate Gay People
New York City is the heart of America's "melting pot" of cultures and ideas. Yet even here, violence against those seen as "other" occurs. This week we mourn the brutal death of Mark Carson , a 32-year-old, shot and allegedly taunted with homophobic slurs by the shooter. The killing happened in Greenwich Village, one of the city's most famous gay friendly neighborhoods.