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Gay Teen Couple Attacked by Group of Assailants in Utah

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Two teenagers in Utah were attacked by a group of young males hurling homophobic epithets at them. One stepped in to protect his boyfriend and was punched, leaving him with a mild concussion and swelling of the brain.Last Friday, Christian Peacock and Jacob Metcalf were standing at the end of Peacock’s driveway in Sandy, a Salt Lake City suburb, hugging and chatting quietly as they bid a long goodbye.

Then an Infiniti rolled slowly past with five young male occupants in it. One in the group yelled out of the window, “F**k you, faggots,” Peacock told The Salt Lake Tribune.

The car then sped away.About 45 minutes later, the vehicle returned, and two occupants advanced on Peacock and his boyfriend, according to Sandy police.Peacock and Metcalf said one person walked toward them, saying he didn’t like seeing gay people on his street.

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