Hate and Homophobia Against New York Couple

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The case of a gay couple assaulted outside New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2013 will be featured on Investigation Discovery’s one-hour special HATE IN AMERICA: premiering nationally on Monday, February 23 at 8/7c.

 

HATE IN AMERICA features Emmy Award-winning journalist and Al Jazeera anchor, Tony Harris, as he travels to communities torn apart by violence, coming face to face with the victims of modern-day hate to examine the roots of intolerance in America through the lens of three recent hate crimes.

 

In the documentary, Tony examines the 2013 hate crime in which fashion designer Nick Porto and his then-boyfriend Kevin were called a homophobic slur by a passer-by following a Knicks Game at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden. Porto confronted the man but was shoved to the ground and suddenly surrounded by a group of men, who pulled him into the street and beat him. He walked away with his life but, intent on not walking away from the issue of hate, Parto posted photos of his bloodied face on Instagram to share his story with the world.

***Please note that the network’s name is Investigation Discovery, not Discovery Channel, Discovery ID, or ID Channel. To check local listings, visit: http://investigation.discovery.com/channel-finder

 

 

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