New York nightlife promoter, Dougie Meyer, says he was “jumped” for being gay on Friday night while vacationing in New Orleans. Dougie, pictured on the right in the shared the news via Facebook:
“…got the living shit beat out of me tonite [sic] when 3 black men jumped me for being gay. Their exact words were “fuck you, you fucking faggot!”
As you can see from the photo to the right, he experienced several cuts and scrapes all over his body at the hands of his attackers.
Meyer is one of an estimated 120,000 gay men who are in New Orleans over Labor Day weekend for the annual “Southern Decadence” celebration which is often tagged as “gay Mardi Gras.”
Dougie is probably best known for his work with powerhouse party producer, John Blair. He is currently a member of the management team at Splash Bar New York. He was awarded the 2010 Gooth Magazine Best Promoter Award.
GaySocialites.com has a reporter in New Orleans to cover Southern Decadence. We have also reached out to Dougie and the New Orleans police department for comment.