Part bingzillion in an ongoing series…
So much for ignoring bullies: Last Thursday night, openly gay Minnesota State University-Moorhead student Paul Marquardt was walking across campus around 11:30pm after leaving the school library when he was accosted by a group of men who began yelling anti-gay slurs at him.
Marquart … turned up his MP3 player in an attempt to ignore the men. The men then threw him to the ground, knocking him unconscious, and kicking him repeatedly. Marquardt regained consciousness several minutes later, but remembered very little of the attack. He was treated for a concussion, a separated shoulder, a broken wrist, and possible spleen damage.
According to an email from the Ten Percent Society of MSUM and North Dakota State University, a LGBT group, Paul’s doctor told him that if “Paul been smaller and less well built, the assault could have been fatal.”
Marquardt did not know any of his attackers. Police are investigating.