The picture, above, and story, below, come from XL Nightclub‘s Facebook page:

We’re sharing this to help stop violence against our community. It happened yesterday in our neighborhood. Here’s an account by the couple that was attacked:

“My name is Nick. My partner Kevin and I got jumped yesterday in broad daylight in midtown. A group of men wearing Knicks jerseys just got out of the game at Madison Square Garden. We were verbally accosted by two of them… It was then that I realized we were surrounded. They broke my nose and his wrist…they called us fags and told us to not bother fighting. This event happened just outside Macdonalds where they were caught on tape and several by-standers had their cameras out taking video. Despite this, police have informed us that they couldn’t promise anything as there were a ton of fans in the city at that moment.

…This is just proof that the fight for equality is far from over. This happened in Midtown, during the day, with a ton of people around, just across the street from the New Yorker. When are we safe?”

“…and several by-standers had their cameras out taking video.”

That is just downright shameful. Have Americans become so gutless that they stand around recording violence instead of doing anything to stop it? Have we all become so self-centered and useless that all people can do is wait around for the police? What if these guys had been beaten to death before the cops got there?

I have nothing but contempt for those who just stood around and let this happen uncontested. You are immoral, gutless cowards, and I am ashamed of you almost as much as I am of the vicious bullies who made the attack.

To answer Nick’s question at the end of his story, we are never completely safe –  that’s just a fact of life – and politicians constantly make us less safe by denying people the tools to defend themselves.  If it weren’t for New York’s immoral and draconian gun-control laws, these goons might have thought twice about attacking in the first place, or they at least might have had the chance to warn them off by drawing a firearm.  (Far more crime is stopped at the mere sight of a gun than is committed using them, despite the bullshit  spewed out by Statists to a gullible public.)

Guns were called “the great Equalizer” for a good reason.  They can put a more vulnerable person on an equal footing with a more powerful thug.  That’s why the political class hates private ownership of guns so much, because politicians are cowardly and bullies at heart.

NEW YORK — Jason Collinswho came out Monday as gay while still an active NBA player, broke one of the last remaining barriers in North America for gays and lesbians in era of constant political gains and ever-growing public acceptance.

In most other realms of public life — including the military, Congress, the corporate boardroom — gays have been taking their place as equals. Until Monday, however, no male athlete had come out as gay while still an active player on any team in the four major North American pro sports leagues.

Jason Collins

“Today’s announcement again shows that gay Americans are our teachers, police officers, nurses, lawyers and even our professional athletes,” said the president of the largest national gay-rights group, Chad Griffin of theHuman Rights Campaign.

“We contribute to every aspect of our American community and deserve the same equal rights as every American,” he said.

Beyond sports, the most dramatic barometer of shifting attitudes has been public opinion onsame-sex marriage. The latest Gallup Poll on that issue pegged national support at 53 percent, up nearly twofold from 27 percent in 1996.

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U.S. men’s professional sports finally joins gay rights trend – LGBTQ Nation.