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Exclamation Gay Bashed:Aviance leaves hospital in wheelchair after brutal beating. UPDATE/JUNE 13

NEW YORK - A singer whose songs have topped the Billboard dance chart was attacked by a group yelling anti-gay slurs, and four people were arrested on hate-crime charges, police and his publicist said.


Kevin Aviance, 38, underwent surgery for a broken jaw after the attack Saturday, said his publicist, Len Evans. Police said the singer, whose song "Alive" hit the top of the chart in 2002, was in stable condition.

A group of six or seven men attacked Aviance early Saturday, and passers-by did not stop to help as they threw objects at him, Evans said.

Four people were arrested on charges of first-degree assault as a hate crime, police said. They were identified as Jarell Sears and Akino George, both 20; Gregory Archie, 18; and Gerard Johnson, 16.

Aviance performs in drag but was "dressed like a boy" when he was attacked, Evans said. He had planned to take part in next week's Gay Pride parade and festivities, but will now be unable to perform, the publicist said.

Other popular songs by the singer have included "Give It

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I have met Kevin on many occasions...as i am sure many gay club goers have. He is one of the most popular and fiercest performers from the past 20 years. Kevin also created one of the most popular vogue house in dc HOUSE OF AVIANCE.
This made the front page of of yahoo.com. I am heart broken that this has happened. This goes happins on a daily basis...i know i can;t even walk outside of my hosue holding my boyfriends hand without causing a stir. Quite sad really that as a firstclass citizen of the united states i still have to live in fear. This shit must stop or somthing is going to seriously happin. Then we have fuckin George Bush out there only making things worse. He offers no support whatsoever. I thing its time for a million man/woman march...things are about ready to boil over.
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The only good that could possibly happin to this would be that it could shine a spotlight on this shamefull occurence that happins on a daily occurence in america ( and i am sure in most other countrys aswell ).
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It's really sad that in this day and age, in a country that considers itself the best in the world, a certain group of people can still be considered second class citizens. When the government tells the country that gays are second class citizens, they can hardly be surprised to see attacks like this happening. Surely the government wouldn't condone this attack but then they're saying that only the government can pick and choose which rights they can take away from gays. It's just really sad that this is the state of the country right now.

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This is awful. I'm shocked that this could happen to a homosexual in NYC which is suppose to be one of the most tolerant of cities in America after San Fran of course. Kevin Aviance is a role model for the gay community but especially the black gay community. The black gay community who has been told time and time again that they can't do this or shouldn't do that. I want to see a picture of these kids. I have a feeling this could be an internal issue for a group of people.

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I don't know who he is but that is very sad to hear.
Me either and I agree. Can someone please post his pic? There are young punks all over--- hopefully these will get theirs in prision
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Me either and I agree. Can someone please post his pic? There are young punks all over--- hopefully these will get theirs in prision
He is dance artist ( with atleast 7 top 40 dance hits inlcuding two #1s ) and performance artist. I would say drag queen..but that would not justify Kevin originality. He always does his "shows" bald..without a wig I can't seem to post a pic...maybe someone else can. You can see pics of him by typing in his name at GOOGLE.COM. Its also front page news at AOL.COM .
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Yes..now mind u this was not how he was dressed when beatin. Even if he was its still no reason to beat someone. His performances are legendary on the Club Scene
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I was a victim of that last night to, I didn't get beat up, but i was pushed and called names, and then surrounded by a group of torched drunk straights who looked pretty agressive. Thank god it stopped before it got out of hand.

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This stuff will continue to occur at high rates as long as many of our political leaders continue to push the hate amendment toward passage.


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And this happened in NYC. WTF, the most socially progressive urban center in US is more homophobic than rural Quebec

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Why the use of rural Quebec? I'm quite sure rural quebec is more open to it than rural alberta.

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And this happened in NYC. WTF, the most socially progressive urban center in US is more homophobic than rural Quebec
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People these days.. it's ridiculous. I just don't see how anyone could hate a "certain" group of people. People are people, they have feelings, lives, in Kevin's case, nerves throughout their body, and yet people treat other humans as if they were nothing more than a rabied animal. IT ANGERS ME SO MUCH
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