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06/10/2014 12:27 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Detroit Man Allegedly Beaten In Motor City Pride Attack (VIDEO)

An alleged attack on a 20-year-old gay man at Detroit’s Motor City Pride was caught on tape over the weekend.

Footage of the violence shows Christin Howard, who is openly gay, being beaten by a group of attackers along Detroit's Riverwalk, which is situated near Hart Plaza, where the Pride celebration was taking place.

Howard says the group began threatening him with anti-gay epithets before one of them claimed he had a gun, according to WXYZ, a Michigan-based ABC affiliate.

“Will I go back to pride? I’m kind of iffy about it right now, because I don’t want that incident to happen again," Howard told the news channel. "What if the same guys are there?”

According to Deadline Detroit, Howard suffered a broken finger, an injured eye and bruises as a result of the attack.

In April, a 28-year-old Michigan lesbian was reportedly beaten unconscious by three men who shouted anti-gay epithets, according to CNN. The alleged attack took place nine days after her same-sex wedding.

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