''They threw me up against the wall and called me a faggot, told me, 'You don't deserve to live. You don't belong on the face of the earth.'''
David Battjes, a gay man from Grand Rapids, MI who says two men assaulted him as he was leaving an Equality Michigan meeting. (WOOD-TV)
WMMT reports that Battjes was wearing a West Michigan Pride shirt.
He told Between the Lines News that he was able to break free after being "slugged," and the men called him additional anti-gay insults as ran away.