A transgender woman is in critical condition, after she was savagely beaten in New York this week.
The 28-year-old, whose name has not been released, was brutally attacked on Bushwick Avenue Sunday night, by four men , who spewed homophobic threats before and during the attack.
The men kicked the woman repeatedly, while one of them struck her over the head with a board.
She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital by paramedics and remains in critical condition – while the suspects behind the attack – all described by police as black men – remain at large.
Police confirmed that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident, which is being treated as a hate crime.
Kate Barnhart, of New Alternatives homeless centre, which the woman was a member of, said: “She is listed in stable condition, but it is not clear if she will have permanent brain damage.
“It is outrageous that transgender people are still not safe in what is supposed to be the safest LGBT city in the world.”
No arrests have been made, and the New York Police Department have released pictures of the suspects, appealing for help finding the men.