Three Alabama men, ages 18, 19 & 20, say they were victims of an anti-gay hate crime on South Beach Mon AM. One says he was hit w/a chair, punched, chased w/a knife & forced to stab his attacker. Suspect was arrested at Collins & 9th. ? credit: Mitch Novick. @wsvn #Exclusive pic.twitter.com/pkviBVIdYU
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) June 23, 2021
Man arrested for allegedly attacking 3 tourists from Alabama in Miami Beachhttps://t.co/S71oWE36lM
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 23, 2021
Two decades ago when I moved to Miami, South Beach was Gay paradise. I am going to say 60% to 70% of businesses catered to Gay clientele and although you also got to see the sad and seedy part of night life, the idea of targeting gays with homophobic violence was unheard of.
Now? South Beach has become… I really can’t define it other than a mix of crowds in an alcoholic debauchery and a sense of anything goes without consequences.
If you re Gay and want to enjoy Florida sun and beach time, I think Key West is still an option.