Because Nobody Listened, a Gay-Bashing Victim Takes His Story to YouTube


On March 7, 23-year-old Justin Alesna went into a Detroit gas station to buy cigarettes. He left, instead, with a fractured skull—thanks to a hateful, gay-bashing stranger. Justin begged for help. Nobody listened. Here, he tells his story.

Note: The above video contains pervasive strong language.

Why did I post this video? Why should you pass it on? It’s simple: untold hate crimes occur every day across this country—not to mention the rest of the world—and, more often than not, the victims of these attacks remain anonymous. They don’t fall off of the radar, because they were never on it in the first place.

But a first-person testimonial from the victim of a hate crime?

Try sweeping that under the rug.

Stop the hate.


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