Dallas LGBT neighborhood on high alert after twelfth attack

TIMOTHY RAWLES | San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | November 29, 2015

TEXAS – A neighborhood in Dallas has been put on high alert and has advised its residents to not walk alone at night due to increased physical attacks on the LGBT community.

The primarily gay district of Oak Lawn has been the site of at least twelve attacks in the last three months, the last one being Geoffrey Hubbard who suffered a temporal bone fracture after an assailant hit him with an unidentified weapon.

Safety watch organizations have continually asked that police increase their patrol of the Oak Lawn area and that most of the attackers have yelled homophobic slurs at their victims.

According to WFFA 8, an ABC affiliate, Mayor Mike Rawlings and Councilman Adam Medrano accompanied police on a nighttime patrol in order to stop the violence last Friday.

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