Benefit to be held for hate crime victim Tim McCubbin

Sketch of the suspect

Last week we told you about the man who was brutally beaten Halloween night and asked for your help in locating the perpetrator. Now we not only know the name of the victim, Tim McCubbin, but there is also a benefit concert scheduled for this Saturday to help fund his extensive medical expenses.

McCubbin reports that on top of a broken nose, and a surgery to repair his left eye socket, he has undergone several surgeries for his developed diverticulitis – an additional injury sustained while his groin was stomped while unconscious, and which has resulted in the loss of a third of his colon and two lacerations on his intestines.

The concert at Tonic will feature local bands The People’s Meat, and Subversive, and the show starts at 9 p.m. There will be a $6 cover and a $5-10 suggested donation. Additionally, friends of McCubbin have set up a PayPal account for those who would like to donate funds to help here. Updated information on benefit opportunities for McCubbin can be found here.

McCubbin hopes to be out of the trauma unit by Christmas. While that may sound like cold comfort to some he seems to be in high spirits. He has even praised the police, which is refreshing to hear in light of so many missteps they have taken, saying, “They could have just written this off as ‘oh, some poor gay guy got himself beat up by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ They haven’t done that. They have bent over backwards to try and make sure this guy gets caught, and that makes me very happy.”

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