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April 9, 2013

Paris beating gives a face to homophobia

Raw photo prompts online reaction in support of Wilfred de Bruijn.
Photo via Wilfred de Bruijn. [Facebook]

A man in Paris, France was reportedly beaten for walking arm in arm with his boyfriend Olivier early Sunday morning. Wilfred de Bruijn, a French resident, says he was assaulted while walking in Paris' 19th arrondissement. He says he sustained several injuries, including a missing tooth, broken bones, and fractured pieces of bone in his skull. He posted a photo of his wounds on his Facebook page with the caption "Sorry to show you this. It's the face of homophobia".