City officials, gay rights activists to rally against hate crimes
Following the murder of a 32-year-old man on Friday night in Manhattan, local officials and gay rights groups will rally Monday night to demand an end to hate crimes.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials will join LGBT groups and other community members to march to the site of Friday’s shooting and denounce hate violence.
Marc Carson, 32, was shot and killed in the West Village at about midnight on Friday. The suspected gunman, 33-year-old Elliott Morales, allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs at Carson before pulling out a gun and shooting him in the face near the corner of West Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue.
Friday’s shooting follows a recent uptick in anti-gay hate crimes in the city. Two men were attacked by a group of men who hurled anti-gay remarks at them near Madison Square Garden earlier this month.
A march will begin Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the LGBT Center located at 208 W. 13th St. and end at the corner of Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue. A rally will follow at 6 p.m.