When social media takes a liking to you, amazing things can happen. That’s exactly what Wilfred de Bruijn found out after he was beaten up in Paris while out with his boyfriend. Here’s the remarkable story he posted on his Facebook page.
“Sorry to show you this. It's the face of Homophobia. Last night 19th arr Paris, Olivier and I were badly beaten up just for walking arm in arm. I woke up in an ambulance covered in blood, missing tooth and broken bones around the eye. I'm home now. Very sad. Olivier takes care of me. Forbidden to work for at least 10 days.”
Rallies held in Paris to protest the attack and support gay rights.
“Dear friends, you can't imagine how essential and heartwarming your overwhelming support for Olivier and me these last days have been. We are deeply moved and grateful and hope its a sign of better times. Please share ;-)”