This is in today's Johnson City Press:
Two Johnson City men assaulted outside a local gay bar early Wednesday morning are characterizing the incident as a hate crime and say they are stepping forward to try and stop what they see as a worsening climate toward homosexuals.
Matt Widner and Johnathan Smith also say they want to be sure the police pursue the case against their two assailants vigorously, and that with a license tag number, vehicle description and physical descriptions that shouldn't be too hard.
“Until they're caught, it's not going to be left alone,” Smith said Thursday. (Read More)
Report a hate crime at Tennessee Equality Project.
Anti-Violence Project provides a toll-free hotline.