BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - On Friday night, more than 100 Western New Yorkers took to thestreets of Buffalo to take a stand against violence targetingpeople because of their sexuality.
"Bring it to an end. Stand up, not just tonight," statedPresident of Outspoken for Equality, Kitty Lambert.
Well over a hundred members of Buffalo's gay & lesbiancommunity filled Days Park in Allentown.
They were joined by a few councilmen and state lawmakers urgingan end to violence targeting homosexuals.
New York State Assemblyman, Sam Hoyt said, "It isn't aboutpassing laws. It's about enforcing the existing laws."
Cheektowaga Police used the hate crime law to charge two womenfor the beating of a man at the Galleria on New Year's Eve.
But Buffalo Police haven't caught the young woman who stabbedLindsay Harmon in the eye New Year's morning on Main Street.
A letter from her was read at this rally.
"I may never see perfectly clear again out of my right eye, butpeople who see the world the way that my attacker sees it aretotaly blind. Amen," Kitty read.
They marched ten blocks to the front of Roxy's bar where Harmonwas stabbed
Demonstrator, Leslie Silverzweig explained, "It's not right thatbecause we're gay that we get our asses kicked. We just want it tobe peaceful and be treated like everybody else."
"People need to understand that there's not a necessity for allthe hate. People are people. Everybody bleeds red. We want to goout and have fun just like everybody else. We don't go mess withpeople so why do people have to mess with us," Shannon Harmonsaid.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
State Police need your help finding the pickup truck driver who pinned a mother against her vehicle as she was loading her baby and young son into it and then fled the scene.
Though less than an inch of lake effect snow appears to have fallen in Orchard Park, in southern Erie County and further south it's a much different story.
The district received more than $5.5 million on Tuesday, which covers its share of revenues from the Seneca Allegany Casino.
Buffalo's running community has lost an icon. John Beishline has died.