Reports: Man Attacked Outside of Gay Nightclub in Pocatello
January 30, 2012 6 Comments
Editor’s note: There’s an update on the story HERE.
The details are still few but there are reports that a man was attacked outside of Club Charleys on Saturday night. Pocatello Pride, a page set up for pride events in Eastern Idaho, made the news public Sunday evening via a Facebook post:
“One of our boys got beat up last night. If you know one of the small-minded individuals who did this, please have the courage to come forward. These people beat up someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s uncle, someone’s friend and someone’s lover. Please message me with any information and I will pass it along. The reward is now up to $300.00 by donations.”
Those close to the situation say they believe the attack may be a possible hate crime.
One of the individuals raising money for the victim posted,”I believe it was them yelling ‘faggot’ as they were punching him that made us think it was a hate crime…”
Another described the attack as, “3 guys were calling him a faggot while they beat him down.”
Club Charleys is Southeast Idaho’s only club catering to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
The victim is recuperating from the attack. He was unavailable Sunday night for comment.
You can make a donation to help him through Facebook by messaging DjGina Lee HERE.
More details are expected soon.