Photographer Jason King has shared his terrifying account of an apparent hate crime that took place in West Hollywood last night, involving RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, Trinity Taylor and Valentina.
King shared his story on Facebook:
This is the short version of both stories but what I want to stress it…
Walk with friends not by yourself at night and be aware of your surroundings.
A side note I know there is a lot of people out there that are against our law enforcement right now and I can understand why they would feel the way they do. I want you all to know though that not every law enforcement person is bad. Last night we had about six officers all which I feel I could confidently say we’re straight, come to our rescue. Each and every one of them were not only helpful but friendly and didn’t care that we were gay, didn’t care what we looked like or what color our skin was. They only cared about our safety and capturing the guy that did that, which they did. So thank you West Hollywood Sheriff department for all of your help and professionalism. Thank you especially to officer Martinez who not only helped us at the scene but called later to check up on us, which he did not have to do.
Moral of the story, be responsible and be safe!!! You never know what could literally happen in a matter of seconds.
Read King’s full post below: