Gay Texas Student Attacked, Beaten For Wearing High Heels

The man's attacker reportedly called him a "fag" before running off.

A gay Texas State University student who was beaten while walking home from a bar Saturday night said he was targeted for wearing high heels, and believes his attacker was motivated by Donald Trump.

“I just experienced a hate crime first hand,” Alejandro Camina posted on Instagram, along with a photo of his bloodied face and hands.

Camina said he was walking home alone from the Stonewall Warehouse bar in San Marcos around 1am when a random man started harassing him.

This is the pic a bystander who witnessed my assault took of me. I just experienced a hate crime first hand. I was walking home from the Stonewall Warehouse bar alone and this guy was calling me out for wearing heels. He kept on asking why I was wearing heels and then he punched me so hard, I fell to the ground. He called me a fag and ran off. A girl witnessed the whole thing and she helped me up and took me to the restroom of Jack in the Box to get me cleaned up. I was bleeding too much from my nose and I had blood all over my hands. The pic would've been bloodier if we snapped it before I got a little bit cleaned up. We called the police and we filed the report. And yes I am absolutely pressing charges against this asshole. I hope the police find him and I get justice. I am so grateful for the angel of a human being who was there, things could've been worse if she wasn't there. Too many bad things have been going on all over the U.S since Trump got elected president. It was bad before, but now its worse. You hear about all these hate crimes and acts of bigotry happening and never would you think it would happen to you. I am lucky to be alive. This was a hate crime and it can happen to you too so be careful. #HateCrime #smtx #StillStayingStrong #CannotBreakMeDown #NotMyPresident #StopTheBigotry #NotMyAmerica

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“He kept on asking why I was wearing heels and then he punched me so hard, I fell to the ground,” Camina said, adding that the man “called me a fag and ran off.”

Camina explained in the Instagram post that a woman who witnessed the attack helped him clean up in a nearby restaurant bathroom before he called police, and wondered if it would’ve been worse if she hadn’t been there.

He added: “Too many bad things have been going on all over the U.S since Trump got elected president. It was bad before, but now its worse. You hear about all these hate crimes and acts of bigotry happening and never would you think it would happen to you. I am lucky to be alive. This was a hate crime and it can happen to you too so be careful.”

A GoFundMe page set up by a friend is collecting donations so that Alejandro can see a doctor.

“Right now we do not have the economic means to cover the medical expensives [sic] to even take him to a doctor,” the page says, “because he does not count with health insurance.”

h/t My Statesman

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