Richard Kennedy shared a photo of his bloodied and bruised face on Facebook Thursday morning, after he says he was viciously attacked by group of homophobes.
Kennedy, who lives in Liverpool, England, wrote several Facebook messages detailing his assault:
I’m 100% done and utterly embarrassed to be in public, congratulations to the cunts who did this to me you succeed in making someone feel and look like shit and i hope you’re fucking happy.
He shared the following photo and message:
All of this and what was their motive? because of my fucking sexuality. something that doesn’t concern ANYONE else minus me and the person I fall for, either man or woman. A sex life is private and has nothing to do with no one, needless to say it’s absolutely disgraceful to violently attack someone because of who they are. My confidence has gone, im utterly embarrassed to be seen in public, the only reason I am putting this picture up is because I want you to see me as an example. An example why homophobia is wrong and it’s disgusting that it’s still around in 2014. Society needs to get a grip, people are who they are, people are different, people are gay, straight, bi, transexual, black, white, asian, fat, skinny, small and tall but regardless of who they are and what they look like they are still human. There is more to people than their sexual preference and what they look like.
This is just another homophobic attack that happens every day, but it needs to stop, this is wrong, this is disgusting and using sexual preference as a motive to be violent and abusive is utter inhumane.
Update: GayStarNews adds:
A police spokesperson said: ‘This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are investigating the possibility that this was a homophobic hate crime.
‘We treat all incidents of this nature very seriously and a further statement is currently being obtained from the victim.’
An investigation is underway and police are appealing to anybody that witnessed the assault to contact them on 101 quoting log reference 0844.