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Attacked Man Addresses Rally To Capture Anti-Transsexual ‘IT’ Slasher

Transgender Student Speaks Out Against Attack
Melissa McCarty
CBS2.com
Apr 30 2010

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (CBS) ― Colle Carpenter (larger size)

An attacker shoved him into a campus bathroom stall and slashed his chest.

A transgender student spoke out about the brutal assault during a rally at California State University, Long Beach on Thursday.

More details about the hate crime that happened two week ago on the CSULB campus were revealed by the victim himself.

It was a disgraceful act of ignorance that inspired a story of courage.

Hundreds marched for tolerance –- chanting for a world free of hatred and violence.

The Long Beach rally centered around Colle Carpenter, a transgender student.

He gripped a cane as he walked to the podium.

“I’ve been terrified to come back to campus,” Carpenter said.

Carpenter addressed a crowd of supporters and revealed the unthinkable.

“The person who attacked me knew my name, pushed me back in a stall and carved ‘it’ into my chest,” Carpenter said.

He was attacked on campus, in the men’s restroom.

Carpenter said the attacker tried to cut away his self-respect.

“For those of you who don’t know why ‘it’ is such a derogatory term, it takes away a person’s humanity. It takes away their personhood. It makes them less than human,” he said.

For critics angry at the way the university handled Carpenter’s attack, he said people should focus on catching his attacker.

“Know that what happened to me, didn’t just happen to me. It happened to the entire community. Those of use who are visibly Queer, those of us who are out and about being Queer are scared,” he said.

The anti-hate rally revealed another campus attack two days ago at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

In that attack, a gay student was verbally and physically assaulted. But the perpetuator was arrested and the victim is recovering.

CSULB police are still looking for Carpenter’s attacker.

For now, Carpenter said he is ready to move forward and finish his master’s degree.

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Transsexual CSU Long Beach Student Slashed Across Chest On Campus

Local TV Video: Transgender CSU Long Beach Student Attacked By Name, Slashed Across Chest

Apr 24 2010

Transgender Student Slashed In Campus Restroom

Suspect sketchPolice are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever attacked a transgender student on the California State University, Long Beach campus last week.

University spokesman Rick Gloady said Friday the victim was approached by a man inside a restroom in a campus building the evening of April 15. The suspect said a first name and asked the student if he was that person.

When the student replied that he was, Gloady says the suspect pulled the student’s T-shirt over his head, pushed him into the stall and used a sharp object to slash the student’s chest. The suspect then fled the area.

KCAL9′s Melissa McCarty said police are still trying to confirm that this was a hate crime.

Gloady says the student was treated at a hospital and released the same evening.

University police believe it was an isolated incident.

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