Tarlach MacNiallais is a gay activist from Belfast who helps run the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, which fights for homosexual inclusion in NYC's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, he says two security guards at the Jackson Heights nightclub/restaurant Guadalajara De Noche assaulted him because he was dancing with a man. A police source tells the Post, "[The bouncer] said, 'You can't do that here, this is not a gay bar.' " MacNiallais replied, "I have just as much right as anyone else." Then they allegedly wrestled him to the ground and dragged him away from the other dancers, before punching him, kicking him, and smashing a chair over his head.

MacNiallais was treated for cuts and bruises at Elmhurst Hospital Center. It's unclear if any arrests were made, but the assault is being treated as a possible hate crime, according to the Post. The news immediately sparked anger in the homosexual community and beyond, with one commenter on blog Joe.My.God writes, "Excellent. Now bouncers in Queens are enforcing gay Jim Crow laws that aren't yet on the books. I guess this is practice for the future, when the Christian Taliban takes over this country."