Police Investigating Attack During Detroit Gay Pride Event

DETROIT (AP) – Police are investigating a report by a 20-year-old gay man who said he was beaten by five to eight men during a gay pride celebration in downtown Detroit.

Officer Jennifer Moreno says Christin Howard was scheduled to speak Tuesday with investigators. She says the attack was reported Monday.

SEE A VIDEO OF THE ATTACK HERE, BUT NOTE THAT IT CONTAINS NUMEROUS CURSE WORDS AND RACIAL EPITHETS.

Equality Michigan says in a release that Howard was taking a photo Sunday with a friend along the popular RiverWalk when the men attacked him and used homophobic slurs. The group says video shows Howard fighting with the men.

Motor City Pride was held Sunday along the riverfront.

Equality Michigan is a statewide anti-violence organization and advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities.

The Associated Press couldn’t find a telephone listing Tuesday for Howard.

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