Straight Man Attacked in Omaha for Defending Gay Friends
A straight man from Omaha, Neb., says he was beaten last weekend after defending his gay friends, one of whom was in drag, after they were harassed at a restaurant, reports WOWT, NBC’s Omaha affiliate station.
Ryan Langenegger told the station that his two friends, Josh Foo and Jacob Gellinger, who was in drag, were eating at Pepperjax Grill around 2 a.m. on Saturday when a group of men started harassing them.
"We were eating and there was three guys watching us and one of them stepped up and was a foot or two away from my friend [Gellinger] and he just kept saying should I should I?" Langenegger said.
Gellinger told the men he is aware he is a "boy in a dress." According to Langenegger, the men told Gellinger: "Yeah, you’re disgusting and more colorful language and insisted on using more derogatory toward my two friends." The men also used gay slurs towards the friends.
The three friends decided to leave the restaurant but Langenegger claims the group of men followed them outside to the parking lot and cut them off, blocking them from leaving the restaurant.