Gay men in France are facing wave of attacks after being lured into hook-ups

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05/28/2024

A new report details a wave of attacks on gay men in France carried out by young perpetrators using hook-up apps to lure their victims before assaulting and robbing them. The report from the Fondation Jean Jaurès adds to data collected in a survey last year by French investigative site Mediapart. The Mediapart survey counted 300 homophobic ambushes across France between 2017 and 2021, or around one a week. That number likely underestimates the number of incidents grossly due to underreporting. The attacks analyzed almost always involved a robbery and were not necessarily motivated primarily by anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment, the report’s authors say.

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