Wesley Woods And Friend Victims Of Violent Anti-Gay Hate Crime In West Hollywood
Performer Wesley Woods and his best friend were violently attacked by a group of anti-gay white men in West Hollywood—that’s right, West Hollywood—earlier this week while simply walking down the street, and it’s a reminder that homophobic violence and hate crimes can and do still happen everywhere, even in 2018, and even in West Hollywood. Wesley is OK now, and he’s shared the below video to raise awareness and remind others to stay safe.
The enemy wants u to be afraid, they want to force you into their idea of normal. I am not, you aren’t, none of us are— “normal.” We live this life the best we can w/ what we’ve been given in hopes of being our true self. Do not hide, fight for your space to exist & ALWAYS be YOU pic.twitter.com/Rlqlh0Wlja
— Wesley Woods (@TheWesleyWoods) August 10, 2018
We’ve reached out to Wesley Woods to learn if police have had any luck in finding or arresting the attackers, and will update this post as more details become available.