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Transgender BLM organizer attacked in Rochester

Rochester Transgender Attack
The two suspects were filmed after the attack (just off camera) entering a store. / Photo Rochester Police Video

A black transgender man was attacked on Rochester’s east side Friday in what police say is a possible hate crime.
The Democrat and Chronicle reports that the 30-year-old trans man and another person age 23 were beaten by two males who shouted gay slurs during the attack. The victim, a Rochester Black Lives Matters organizer suffered multiple wounds and fractures.

In postings on social media, friends of the person hospitalized have listed his injuries as a broken eye socket, three cheekbone fractures, a corneal abrasion, bruised retina, sprained jaw, and broken tooth, along with a concussion.

“Yesterday my dear friend, and fellow organizer was physically assaulted while traveling with my other dear friend on the streets of our very city in what was without QUESTION a hate crime. He’s been hospitalized, is scheduled for surgery…[]”

The attack occurred about 1 p.m. Friday on the city’s east side at Denver Street and Parsells Avenue.

One of the attackers wore a black t-shirt, black Nike shorts with a white swoosh on the left leg. The other wore a white tank top, dark shorts, and a white shirt on his head.

If you know the males, please call TelephoneCrimeStoppersTelephone 423-9300.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.