A 21-year-old trans young man (Axel) has filed a hate crime complaint with the National Police after being attacked in Valencia. According to Axel in statements to À Punt Notícies, was walking around the Blasco Ibáñez avenue area when he addressed a group of young people with a gender-neutral expression: “How beautiful you all!”, and that was when a boy addressed him saying: “¡¡¡ What’s up! Are you calling me a fag? ”
He then explains that the attacker punched him in the face, threw him to the ground and continued beating him. “People, I’m ashamed to have to do this, but some people give me more. Be careful around Plaza Honduras, El Cedro and that area with the people. Last night they popped my nose with a few hosts and the kid chased me for saying that We are all handsome. He thought he was calling him gay and came to hit me like crazy, “writes Axel on social networks.
“I don’t have to be afraid of the streets,” Axel tells Valencian public television. LGTBI collectives have called a rally in the Plaza del Cedro, in the area where the attack took place, for next Saturday, September 11 at 7:00 pm “in the face of the wave of legobiphobic attacks.”
The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has also referred to this case through his profile on Twitter: “It is unbearable. The response to this escalation of violence against the LGTBI group must be a matter of State. I want to send all the support of the Valencian society to Axel, we are by your side and there are many of us “.