A Texas State student says he was beaten and called gay slur because he was wearing high heels Saturday night as he walked from Stonewall Warehouse to his dorm, according to a police report.
Police are investigating the alleged attack, which occurred about 1 a.m., a city spokeswoman said.
When officers responded to the call on the 300 block of North LBJ, they found Alejandro Camina holding his nose and observed swelling and bruising to his face, according to the report.
Camina described the assailant as a thin, white male wearing a gray tank top, and standing 5’6” with blond facial hair.
A gofundme page entitled “Alex Camina Medical Assistance” created by Eva Perez on Sunday has raised $900 to help Camina with funds to seek medical attention following the assault.
The page includes a screenshot of an Instagram photo posted by Camina, which shows him cleaning his bloody nose following the assault.
“I just experienced a hate crime first hand,” Camina’s photo caption reads. “I was walking home from the Stonewall Warehouse bar alone and this guy was calling me out for wearing heels. He kept on asking why I was wearing heels and then he punched me so hard, I fell to the ground.”
Camina wrote that the assailant called him a slur and then ran off.
“A girl witnessed the whole thing and she helped me up and took me to the restroom of Jack in the Box to get me cleaned up. I was bleeding too much from my nose and I had blood all over my hands … I hope the police find him and I get justice.”
In the caption, Camina expressed his gratitude to the woman, who witnessed the assault, and stated the attack could have been worse if she wasn’t there.
“Too many bad things have been going on all over the U.S. since Trump got elected president,” Camina wrote. “It was bad before, but now it’s worse. You hear about all these hate crimes and acts of bigotry happening and never would you think it would happen to you. I am lucky to be alive. This was a hate crime and it can happen to you, so be careful.”