I am a 54-year-old white straight male. A youngish man walked beside me and said, "Sucks about the election, huh?" I responded "yup." And then ... my hat was knocked off my head, and three other young men appeared. All wearing hooded sweatshirts. Someone pushed me. Someone shouted "fucking faggot!" And someone spit on me. Someone took a punch at me, but hit my jacket. I screamed for help...but no one was on the street. They ran."
The reader reported the incident to the NYPD.
I couldn't describe them. But they were white. Young. And I think they all wore hoodies. I am okay. But incredibly shaken...the cops were kind of helpful, but without details, were not sure they could help more, other than to "look out for more incidents in the area."