A transgender man was assaulted by two men in Park Slope last weekend, and police are investigating it as a hate crime.
The incident happened around 11:10 a.m. on Friday as the 32-year-old victim, who identifies as male, was walking northbound on 9th Street near 7th Avenue. He told cops that two suspects yelled at him as he was passing by: "What are you looking at, white faggot?"
The suspects then blocked his path, and started assaulting him, repeatedly punching him in the face before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital where he was treated for serious physical injuries to his left eye.
Cops describe one suspect as in his 30s, approximately 5'10", with black hair and eyes; the other suspect is reportedly in his 20s, approximately 5'11" with short black hair.
Last month, a man pleaded guilty to killing a woman in Harlem named Islan Nettles, in 2013, because she was transgender.
And in another incident last month, transgender woman Pearl Love recorded a video of a random woman berating and assaulting her on the subway.