A transgender man in Oregon has been hospitalized after being attacked by local teenagers.
As local police reports, five boys whose ages range from 16 to 17 attacked a 19-year-old, citing his identity as transgender as a reason for the attacks. A surveillance video caught the incident, and police are using the footage to identify the suspects and witnesses.
“The victim reported several male suspects punched and kicked him, partly due to their perception of his transgender status,” police said.
The attack happened around 10 p.m. on May 12th, near a middle school, where the younger boys reportedly punched and kicked the victim. The suspects have since been arrested and charged with various charges, including assault.