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How To Fight A Homophobe

There was another attack to add to the list in the East Village on Monday night. That systematic hatred fuels these crimes is undeniable -- and symptomatic of a growing divide. Gay bashing has flared up many times in New York over the past decade. How could it be that hate crimes are on the rise when our society is becoming progressively more tolerant? What do we, on the winning side of the battle for equality, do in the face of its violent antithesis?