Michael Crawford

DC Hate Crimes March and Vigil on Sunday

Filed By Michael Crawford | September 25, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: anti-gay violence, hate crimes against LGBT people, Washington D.C.

LGBT activists and allies in Washington, DC are planning a vigil to commemorate the life of Tony Hunter who was murdered near a gay bar. The murder of Hunter is one of several suspected anti-gay attacks that have occured in the city.

Candlelight Vigil
September 28th at MCC Church
474 Ridge Street NW
6:00 PM

On September 7, 2008 Tony Randolph Hunter and a friend were severely beaten by 4 unidentified assailants near Eighth and N Streets NW. Randolph died on September 18th at HU Hospital due to injuries from the attack.

Family and friends are gathering at MCC Church in the neighborhood of the assault and walking from there to the location of the attack to commemorate the life of our friend and the senseless nature of this violent crime.

Come join us in our effort to communicate to the city and the police that we are united in our belief that hate crimes of all gay people will no longer be tolerated. Randolph was one of us and his death could have been any one of us.
Peace and Blessings.

For additional information on GLBT Anti-Violence efforts in DC: GLOV: LGBT Anti-Violence Working Group

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Anthony Lucas | September 28, 2008 7:09 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tony's family and friends. It saddens me to know that we still live in a world where there are people who have no regard on just how precious life is. I didn't know Tony but this just as well could have been myself or someone I knew. To the cowards who did this, may God have mercy on your souls, and to Tony may your spirit live on in God's kingdom ;)

Anthony Lucas