Why Have There Been So Many Anti-Gay Attacks In Dallas?

A Dec. 22 attack in Dallas, Texas' Oak Lawn neighborhood, one of the centers of the city's gay community, brings the total number of assaults in that area to 14 since September, according to Gay Star News and local news station WFAA.

The assaults have been brutal and have resulted in serious injuries. The incidents include mostly gay victims, who have had their skulls fractured, been struck from behind, stabbed and robbed. Some of the attackers made their feelings about the victims clear, using homophobic language.

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