[Video] Savannah LGBT activists speak out against Atlanta gay bashing The GA Voice Editors February 9, 2012 Georgia “I feel that I was very violated,” White said at a press conference. “I thought that … if a straight person could walk to the store and not have a problem I should be able to do the same thing. I shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not I should have to look over my shoulder or if this person is going to attack me or that person is going attack me for just being a gay male. “I could have died that day. They’re monsters,” he added. Brown of Savannah said he sometimes fears for his safety. “As a gay man in Savannah, I have my moments. I have my moments where I take a step back and I think, ‘Are they looking at me because they think I’m gay or are they just looking at me in passing?’ But what I know, is that our community as a whole, is good,” Brown added. SCAD is also producing the play “Stop Kiss” next week in Savannah. The play is about a lesbian who is beaten so severely she ends up in a coma. Alyssa Gentry, the director of the play, said she hopes the play brings about more tolerance and less violence against LGBT people. “I long for a day when people don’t even have to be tolerated, it’s just accepted. I think we are getting there. I think it’s just a matter of educating,” she said. Atlanta Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are investigating White’s attack as a possible hate crime. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is offering a $10,000 reward to tips leading to the arrests of the men who attacked White. Atlanta City Council member Cleta Wilson is also offering a $1,000 reward. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Atlanta police at 404-624-0674 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website five × 5 = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.