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Police investigating attack during gay pride event

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DETROIT (AP) -

Police are investigating a report by a 20-year-old gay man who said he was beaten by five to eight men during a gay pride celebration in downtown Detroit.

Officer Jennifer Moreno says Christin Howard was scheduled to speak Tuesday with investigators. She says the attack was reported Monday.

Equality Michigan says in a release that Howard was taking a photo Sunday with a friend along the popular RiverWalk when the men attacked him and used homophobic slurs. The group says video shows Howard fighting with the men.

Howard tells WXYZ-TV that the group starting calling him names and "it went from there."

Motor City Pride was held Sunday along the riverfront.

Equality Michigan is a statewide anti-violence organization and advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities.

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