On August 24th 2008, a young singer-songwriter named Geo Vaughn was walking down the street in New York City when he was set upon and viciously attacked by six young men.
Senseless? Not in the minds of the attackers, who believed they had a legitimate basis to punish Geo. After all, he is gay.
Premiering today is "Dismantling Hate," an episode of the award-winning educational television program In The Life on antigay violence. The show features an interview with your very own blogger on the motivations of antigay offenders (the topic of my doctoral research and several subsequent publications).
In the Life, "the longest-running television show documenting the gay experience," is a three-time Emmy Award nominee out of New York that airs nationally on public televison.
Click on the above image to view the short segment.