The killing of Mark Carson sparks mass protest
A powerful display of resolve and solidarity
By Stewart Stout and Jac Mautner
Mark Carson’s aunt, Florine Bumpars, speaks about her murdered nephew at May 20 protest.
The killing of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man from Brooklyn, on May 17, in the heart of Greenwich Village marks a tragic boiling point in a recent string of homophobic bashings in Manhattan that has left the LGBT community reeling with anger and fear but also a readiness to fight back.