Drunk gay man sentenced for attacking transgender at dog-racing track

Posted by JD Uy
August 25, 2009 5:45 AM |

''I think we did OK. But it's a shame that anyone had to go through this.''

Janey Kay, 60, of Tucson, AZ commenting on the verdict reached against a man who attacked her at a dog-racing track. Kay fairly recently had surgery to transition from male to female, and testified that a drunken man who she did not know, Ray Young, approached her and asked if she was a drag queen, then attacked her after she said no. Ray says he is gay and supports gay, lesbian, bi and transgender groups in his area. (Arizona Daily Star)

''I let her know that I was one of the family, that I was homosexual.''

Ray Young, a man who has been convicted of assaulting Janey Kay, a transgender woman. He has reportedly been sentenced to 30 days in jail, a $1,000 fine, and 3 years probation. He characterized the incident as a misunderstanding and claims Kay grabbed at his face after he allegedly asked her if she was a drag queen. (Arizona Daily Star)

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