A gay man was pelted with stones by a gang outside of his home in Belfast in a shocking homophobic attack.
The 25-year-old man, who has not been named, has reportedly been victimised multiple times for his sexuality at his address over the last three years. In one incident, anti-gay slurs were spray painted onto his front door.
The man’s mother, Paula Devine, told Belfast Live that after repeated attacks, she is afraid for her son’s life. “It’s got to the stage now where I’m afraid they’re actually going to kill him,” she told Belfast Live.
She continued: “It started with slurs about six months after he moved in, the name calling, it’s all homophobic abuse, once they found out he was gay that was it.
“He was seen as an easy target and it’s just snowballed from then. It’s all them wee hoods, you see the ones that are joyriding about the streets and …