Qualifying this as a case of the natural results of gentrification is massively insulting, not to mention stupid. Were you just trying to draw some lesson out of the incident, stuck on the word "Williamsburg" and assumed that this must have something to do with gentrification?
Gay men can be and are beaten in any number of neighborhoods, towns and the countryside. This is not what gentrification looks like. This is what aimless violence packed together with homophobia looks like, and it can happen anywhere. This article is an insult to victims of hate violence everywhere.
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