January 28: An Auburn University freshman was arrested for firing a rifle on members of the school's lesbian and gay organization from his dormitory window on campus. March 1: In West Hollywood, California, two teenagers pummeled a gay man with their fists and a beer bottle while shouting anti-gay slurs. When a woman passer-by shouted for them to stop, they pinned her down and beat her. March 21: A group of ten youths between the ages of 8 and 14 shot a bartender at a Norfolk, Virgina gay bar. The oldest youth told police the group was out to "mess with some gays." April 19: In Methuen, Massachusetts, two women were attacked after leaving a gay bar by two men in the parking lot. The men yelled anti-gay slurs at the women, then punched and kicked them. One man beat one of the women with a "club" steering wheel lock. The men were scared off by bar bouncers, but later apprehended when witnesses reported the license plate number to local police. One of the men was an off-duty police officer shouted, "Queers, fags, dykes, get out of my town. Lesbians don't belong here!" May 5: A suburban Detroit lesbian couple was shot and killed in their front yard by a neighbor upset at their displays of affection. June: An Ocean Beach, California fitness club received approximately 150 harassing phone call from an individual threatening to bomb the club because it catered to homosexuals. July: Two men leaving a popular Washington, DC African American gay club were shot by two teenagers, left on the street, and nearly bled to death. August 18: Police used violent force against a group of about 1,000 gay and AIDS activists outside the Houston Astrodome during the Republican National Convention. Without warning, the police beat demonstrators with night clubs, trampled some with their horses, and shouted anti-gay slurs. September: Vandals painted anti-gay slurs, a White Aryan Resistance slogan and a swastika on Honolulu, Hawaii YMCA housing a lesbian/gay community center. September 26: Hattie Mae Cohen, an African American lesbian, and Brian Mock, a white gay man with a disability, died in Salem, Oregon when skinheads firebombed their house after beating Mock while shouting anti-gay epithets. The skinheads called Cohen a "nigger dyke" when she came to Mock's defense earlier in the month. September 30: The brake lines of a gay activist's car were cut while he attended a "No on Hate" meeting at Portland State University. October 24: In Long Island, New York, two youths, ages 12 and 16, beat a gay man to death with clubs and bats near an area frequented by gay men. December 3: In Denver, Colorado, Aline Goodchild was verbally and physically assaulted when exiting a bus by two skinheads who yelled anti-lesbian slurs at her and pushed her to the ground. She was wearing a "No on 2" button protesting Colorado's anti-gay referendum.