An interracial couple and a gay friend were attacked in a possible hate crime outside of a bar in Long Island City, New York.

The group were leaving a birthday party when they were verbally and physically harassed by a group of men spewing racial slurs.

The situation escalated into a full-on assault.

From Clutch:

According to NBC New York, the altercation began when one of the attackers kissed Billie James-Vogel, and her husband stepped in.  James-Vogel and the man exchanged words before the couple was attacked.

Billie broke her toe and suffered other minor injuries during the assault; Jacob, who was celebrating his 40th birthday that evening, suffered a black eye, cuts and bruises.

Billie says she is still traumatized by that horrific night

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Hopefully the culprits are found and brought to justice.

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