Two drag performers physically assaulted in Austin
- The performers—Robbie “Serotonin” Foster and an unidentified friend—were attacked as they left BarGayz, a weekly queer-oriented dance night at the downtown bar Barbarella.
- Police reported that a car pulled up beside the two and an unidentified person got out and attacked them, including breaking one of their legs with the car as the assailant drove away.
- As of December 30th, the attacker remains at large, and police have not yet indicated if they are pursuing hate crime charges.
“Drag performers attacked after leaving bar near Sixth Street” (KXAN | December 2016)
“Transgender people hit hard by violence, depression and poverty, survey finds” (The Dallas Morning News | December 2016)
“APD teaming up to launch LGBT safety initiative” (KVUE | April 2016)
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