A gay couple that was attacked for holding hands said that they feel lucky to be alive.
Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry said that they had gone to a few bars in downtown Austin, including a gay bar called Rain, late Friday night and were walking together before they planned to drive home.
Deehring said that a man passing by called them “faggots” under his breath, and so he responded, “I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you.”
That’s when the man called over four others.
“They started following behind us pretty closely yelling every expletive you can think of,” Deehring said.
“The last thing I said to one of the guys before they attacked both of us was like, ‘I don’t have anything more to say to you guys, we’re just going home, leave us alone.’”
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