Tuesday , 5 March 2024
Home Uncategorized Gay Milwaukee County supervisor claims he was accosted, punched in face at local mall
Uncategorized

Gay Milwaukee County supervisor claims he was accosted, punched in face at local mall

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2022/06/931/523/ALL_CUSTOM_FS_LOCAL_NEWS_WI_GENERAL.png?ve=1&tl=1

Milwaukee County’s first openly LGBTQ+ county supervisor says an assailant called him a gay slur and then punched him in the face this week at a suburban mall.

WISCONSIN GOV. EVERS ‘JAZZED AS HELL’ AS STATE RAISES PRIDE FLAG IN FRONT OF CAPITOL

Supervisor Peter Burgelis was struck in the face while inside a store at the Mayfair Mall on Monday, news outlets reported, citing Wauwatosa police.

Wisconsin Fox News graphic

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peter Burgelis, who is openly gay, claims he was called a homophobic slur before being punched in the face at a Wauwatosa mall. (Fox News)

The attack happened after a dispute in the parking lot, police said Friday. Officers said the suspect left before they arrived at the scene but they have identified a person of interest.

WISCONSIN COUNTY CONSIDERS SANCTUARY STATUS FOR TRANSGENDER KIDS

Burgelis told WTMJ-TV that he went to a hospital after the attack and will have surgery on his jaw.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“I will never be silenced, nor will I allow this act of violence to detract from our ongoing efforts to secure acceptance and equality for the LGBTQ+ community,” Burgelis said in a written statement. “If anything, this assault serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive challenges we continue to face.”

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Greek authorities rescue 100 migrants found in vessel off southern mainland

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Monday rescued 100 migrants found...

St. Vincent to deport 3 men suspected in yacht hijacking, US couple’s disappearance

Three men from Grenada suspected in the disappearance of a U.S. couple...

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack on key government sites

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of...

Van crash on Mexico’s Caribbean coast kills 9

Nine people died Monday in a van crash on a highway in...