Homophobe Punches Married West Point Gay Grads, Ends Up In A World Of Pain

The first same-sex couple to be married at West Point Military Academy were the victims of an anti-gay hate crime while shopping in a Manhattan bodega in the upscale neighborhood of SoHo on Sunday.

The hate-monger began by shouting anti-gay slurs at the couple before punching one of them in the face Sunday, police said.

“It’s hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places but that’s what happened today,” Larry Lennox-Choate III wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.

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Larry continues:

First off- we’re ok. Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine.

The guy who screamed anti-gay obscenities at us in a bodega before sucker-punching Danny?

He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is.

The hate crimes division of the NYPD is on the case and we have full faith a positive outcome will follow.

We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said Monday.

According to NYPD data, attacks against gay people were down 20% for the year, the NY DailyNews reports. There were 43 incidents through July 26 this year, compared to 54 for the same period last year.


The victim, Daniel Lennox-Choate, 30, and his husband, Larry Lennox-Choate, married in 2013.

Daniel has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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