The Gay Bash! A Benefit for Hate Crime Victim Barie Shortell of NYC

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On the evening of February 22, 2011 Barie Shortell was the victim of a brutal hate crime in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. As a result of the vicious attack, he sustained multiple traumatic injuries, including fractured jaw bones, broken nose, and shattered facial bones and eye sockets. He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where he underwent 9.5 hours of surgery to reconstruct portions of his face.

To add to this tragedy, Barie is one of many Americans who are without health insurance. To contribute to the benefit account set up to assist with Barie’s hospital bills, after care such as physical therapy, legal fees and other expenses related to the crime.  A benefit will be hosted on Wednesday, March 23 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm in Greenpoint at the Black out Bar.

A benefit for hate crime victim Barie Shortell. – Facebook Event Page [Here}

$35 for a 3 Hour Open Bar.
Fantastic door prizes and raffles.
Shake your Groove Thang to special guest DJ, Jason Baker.

To learn more about Barie’s attack or to donate without coming to the party (even though we want you at the party) please visit:

Special thanks to Blackout for hosting!

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1 Comment

  1. Native NYker

    March 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Sadly this type of assault appears to be happening more & more! We need to do something…

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