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Transgender Woman Slashed at McDonald’s

A 22-year-old transgender woman was allegedly attacked in a McDonald’s in New York City’s West Village this week after a patron hurled an anti-gay slur at her for trying to use the women’s bathroom. The man accused the woman and her friend, also transgendered, of “trying to use the wrong bathroom” and threatened them. The women left the restaurant, but the man followed them out and allegedly struck one of them with a razor blade several times during the ensuing fight. The West Village McDonald’s—in the heart of the city’s gay community—has seen its fair share of crime recently: it was also the scene of a brawl on St. Patrick’s Day, an employee allegedly beating a customer and an alleged fight between two gay customers.

September 22, 2012 1:16 PM