Gay Couple Burned With Scalding Water While Sleeping Together In Atlanta Apartment
WSB-TV is reporting an Atlanta-area hate crime that shows just how far we have to go as a nation of “equality” in 2016. Marquez Tolbert and Anthony Gooden were attacked for having what Macklemore would call “same love”…
The 21-year-old and his boyfriend, Anthony Gooden, were severely burned last month when the men say Gooden’s mother’s boyfriend walked in on them sleeping in Gooden’s College Park apartment and poured scalding water all over them.
“I can barely think straight because the burning, the stinging is everywhere,” Tolbert said.Tolbert spent 10 days at Grady Memorial Hospital undergoing surgery that took skin from his thigh to replace skin on his back.
Gooden got out the hospital on Friday.
Martin Blackwell, 48, remains in the Fulton County Jail, charged with two counts of aggravated battery.
“Martin pulled me up and said, ‘Get out of my house with all that gay,'” Tolbert said. “I couldn’t stop screaming.”
Even though he said he wouldn’t put up with the couple in his house, Blackwell did not live in that apartment. It belonged to Gooden and his mother, but Blackwell was frequently visiting.
According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Blackwell said he was disgusted by the men’s relationship, telling police, “They’ll be all right. It was just a little hot water on them.”
For those of you who agree with the bigoted boyfriend, there are some VERY graphic pics on the next page for you to see exactly how heinous this attack was…
Images via Fulton County/WSB-TV/GoFundMe