Statement by Senator Brad Hoylman on the Beating of Award-Winning Journalist Randy Gener

Brad Hoylman

January 27, 2014

“My heart goes out to Randy Gener, an award-winning, openly-gay, Filipino journalist, who was brutally attacked ten days ago at the edge of my Senate District and is still in intensive care recovering from a massive head injury. There is no place in our city for such abhorrent, senseless violence. I am grateful to the NYPD for its efforts to identify and apprehend the assailant in this attack and to the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for conducting an investigation to determine if bias was a motive.

I urge anyone with information regarding the attack to come forward and call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. The NYPD has released a sketch of the suspected perpetrator. Please see sketch below. 

Mr. Gener’s friends and families have set up a webpage to accept donations toward his mounting medical expenses, which can be found at”