If you’re in town this Sunday, consider heading to the Hawthorne bridge at 7:30 pm. In response to the attack that took place against two men who were walking across the bridge holding hands last Sunday, community members are organizing a chain handholding walk across the bridge in order to “show solidarity with those who were attacked last sunday for holding hands while crossing the Hawthorne Bridge”.
Brad Forkner, 23, and Christopher Rosevear, 25, were walking across the Hawthorne Bridge hand-in-hand after taking in an evening show at Darcelle’s Sunday, May 22, when they were assaulted by three men, Forkner says.
Bring a group of friends, come solo (I still need a handholding date!), and do come regardless of your gender or orientation. Hell, you may even find a new permanent handholding partner this way! If you can’t be there in person, email a picture of yourself holding hands with somebody and email it to edominguez at cascadeaids dot org, so it can be added to a photo album celebrating solidarity.
Also: If you have information about the crime, call Detective Kevin Warren at 503-823-3761 or email him at Kevin.Warren@Portlandoregon.gov.