We believe all of this happened simply because of who these individuals are and who these perpetrators perceived them to be. For some reason (they) didn't like the two men they believed were gay ... and felt so emboldened in their hatred that they acted it out in violence.
NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn explaining the gang beating of two Ecuadorian brothers who walking arm-in-arm through Brooklyn. Anti-Hispanic and anti-gay epithets were used during the attack where one of the brothers was hit in the head with a bottle and a baseball bat. (Associated Press)