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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:
* Don’t hit the door on the way out. On Thu., Oct. 30, 2008, a call from SE concerning “damaged property” yielded a damaged “interior door,” two arguing “male residents,” and some cartoonish finger-pointing. According to the police, “Neither male took responsibility for the damage or advised officers how the damage resulted.”* Costume contest. On Fri., Oct. 31, a man “wearing a pink wig” was approached on 14th St. by three black males. The group, it seemed, didn’t like the style. “One of the males made a homophobic comment about the victim’s appearance and the victim was then struck in the head with an unknown object,” the police report. After the victim was released from the hospital, “A juvenile male was arrested . . . in possession of a loaded handgun.” But “although it is believed the juvenile was involved in the victim’s assault,” the pink-wigged man was still suffering from unclear vision. He “was unable to positively identify him as one of his attackers,” police report.
* Fighting like girls. Later Halloween night—-early on Sat., Nov. 1—-cross-dressing inspired another assault. This time, two men, one dressed in costume as a woman, “were walking to a nearby home, when they were approached by two black males.” One “commented on the victim’s appearance as a woman and made homophobic references” before assaulting both men. Suspects fled the scene; victims “suffered minor injuries.”
* Ex fugitive. At midnight on Sun., Nov.r 2, 2008, officers responded to an incident at a Dupont bar, where a victim “stated his ex-boyfriend had assaulted him and fled toward Dupont Circle.” The suspect was stopped and arrested by an off-duty officer, while his ex “suffered a minor injury.”
* Brotherly shove. Later that morning, a “family disturbance” brought police to 4th & Irving Sts. NW. There, a man informed police that his boyfriend has been “assaulted by his brother, who was intoxicated. ” The brother fled, and the victim refused to cooperate—-police say he did not “provide officers with enough information to complete a report.”
* Wake-up call. At 3:30 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 3, a Virginia resident called the GLLU for help “regarding an ex-boyfriend suffering from a drug addiction.” The resident “was referred to a local non-profit organization for counseling and support.”