‘You Live In Trump Country Now’: Gay Key West Couple Attacked By Drunk Tourist In Apparent Hate Crime

“You live in Trump country now,” yelled a drunken scooter rider after attacking two gay Key West men who were on bicycles riding home on Duval Street early Thursday, police said.

Kevin Seymour, 38, and Kevin Paul Taylor, 49, told police that a drunken tourist followed them as they rode south on Duval Street “calling us faggots and a slew of other anti-gay remarks.”


As the scooter rider continued to yell gay slurs and taunts, he struck the rear tire of Seymour’s bike, knocking him to the ground.

Police were called to 1221 Duval St. about 1 a.m. Thursday for the report of aggravated battery, according to the Miami Herald.

Taylor shared his account of the hate crime on his Facebook page:

Feeling disheartened because we were victims of a hate crime last night biking home from dinner and a drunk tourist on a scooter harassed Kevin Seymour and me all the way down Duval, calling us faggots and a slew of other anti gay remarks such as “I bet you faggots voted for that bitch Hillary–well you live in Trump Country now.” He kept stopping in front of us and swerving into us. Finally Kevin got ahead of him and the guy charges him with his scooter and runs into him and knocks him off his bike. Kevin is okay. Luckily it happened right in front of a business with lots of cameras and also there was a witness on the porch that gave a sworn statement to the police. Thankful Kevin is okay and our emotional wounds will heal. The license plates on the scooter MCUT33. I think the cops will be able to track him down.

The Miami Herald adds:

Police described the scooter rider as a white man in his mid- to late 30s with “a southern accent” wearing gray shorts and a blue polo shirt. His moped was a black Eclipse.

As the scooter followed the couple, Seymour told the man he would call 911. “If you do that, I’ll cut you up,” the man replied, according to reports.