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The GLLU, MPD’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community—-including a New Years hate crime and a knife-wielding ex-lover—-below.

* New Years (conflict) resolution. Thu., Jan. 1, at 12:30 a.m. Police responded to a home at 13th St. & Iowa Ave. NW after the report of an assault. There, they found two males, both “suffering from minor injuries and heavily intoxicated.” The story: When the men stepped outside for a New Years smoke, “three black females” approached and subjected the men to “homophobic taunts.” A “verbal exchange ensued.” The three women called for back-up: “two black males.” The men were assaulted. Police have no suspects, but are encouraging “community members to avoid confronting others on homophobic language, especially when alcohol is present.”

* Just a “small knife.” Fri., Jan. 2, at 2:20 p.m. Police respond to a report of an assault in SE producing “minor injuries” to a female victim. The woman claims she was walking down the street when she was confronted by a “former girlfriend,” a meeting that progressed into a “verbal altercation.” The ex then heaved a rock at the woman, but missed. A full-contact assault ensued. There was a struggle. The ex withdrew “a small knife” and stabbed the woman. Police plan to issue a warrant for the ex-girlfriend’s arrest.

* Missing cousins. Sat., Jan. 3, at 12:30 p.m. A woman contacted the GLLU on behalf of her “male cousin,” who was having a property dispute with his ex-boyfriend. The woman “alleged violence between the two in the past,” and requested help in reclaiming her cousin’s property from the ex’s place. Though the GLLU made arrangements to do so, “the caller and her cousin failed to keep the appointments.” Now, they won’t return calls.

* Remember me. Sun., Jan. 4, at 12:45 a.m. Police responded to a call concerning an “Unwanted Guest” in a SE home. When they arrived, they found a “78-year-old man suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease and dementia” insisting upon the removal of “his home health care professional.” The caller’s family was notified.

Photo by *Sally M*