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Boyfriend recounts horrific anti-gay stabbing in Denver: ‘I just didn’t want him to die’

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A Denver man feared his boyfriend would bleed to death in the parking lot of a local 7-Eleven after a stabbing attack by a man shouting homophobic slurs, KDVR TV reports.

The couple were holding hands as they walked home from a nightclub. Only a few blocks from their home they were accosted by anti-LGBT slurs and were then slashed with a knife.

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“We were simply holding hands when a white male yells ‘f*cken f****ts’ and comes running up behind and stabbed me in the neck & my boyfriend got stabbed in his hand and his back,” Christopher Huizar wrote on a Go Fund Me page. “We were just holding hands minding our business.”

They ran from the assailant and collapsed in the parking lot of a local 7-Eleven store.

“I’m thinking, like, my boyfriend is going to die,” Huizar told KDVR.

His boyfriend, Gabriel Roman, was bleeding profusely from his hand.

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“I just remember looking at him and telling him it’s going to be OK,” Huizar recounted.

Denver Police have a suspect in custody and say the investigation is ongoing.

“It’s way deeper than just the physical damage,” Roman noted. “Of course, we’re relieved this guy is caught or whatever, but there’s still that fright, I guess you could say to, ‘who else is out there like that?'”

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Graphic video of their injuries was posted on Facebook.

“It’s not going to stop me from being who I am or showing affection to my significant other,” Roman told KDVR. “But I will definitely be more cautious.”

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Huizar says they’ll never forget the attack.

“Just seeing him in my arms bleeding,” Huizar, choking up, told 9 News. “I just didn’t want him to die.”

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Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’

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President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.

Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.

Here is some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/LazarusLeBaron/status/1165430924093165568

Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo

— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019

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‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism

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An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.

Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.

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https://twitter.com/DavidNeiwert/status/1165428067138846720

https://twitter.com/DavidNeiwert/status/1165428524808724480

https://twitter.com/DavidNeiwert/status/1165429018486702081

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Ilhan Omar trolls GOP lawmakers ‘losing their minds’ over sharing the House floor with three Muslim Democrats

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One of the first Muslim women elected to Congress trolled her GOP colleagues for "losing their minds" over the existence of three Muslims in the House of Representatives.

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) worried about the "growing influence" during an appearance on a local radio station.

Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan posted a link to the interview on Twitter, calling it "open bigotry."

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