Family and friends are reaching out to the local Filipino American community searching for answers.

Filipino-American Journalist Randy Gener Found Blocks Away from his Home

Randy Gener, a well-respected editor, writer, and artist in New York City, was found unconscious in a pool of his own blood after being brutally attacked blocks away from his Manhattan apartment on January 17, 2014.  He suffered brain trauma and is currently recuperating in the hospital.

Gener made significant impacts in his local Filipino-American arts and theatre community having worked for the New York Daily News, NPR, and The New York Times, among others.  Friends and family believe that this is a hate crime since none of Gener's personal belongings were taken.  As of Saturday, January 25th, the New York Police Department have no leads regarding this incident.  Gener's family and friends are reaching out to the local community to help them piece together this crime.  

On Sunday, January 26th, a candlelight vigil was held for Gener on the corner of 53rd and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.  The Facebook event reads, "We, as New Yorkers, demand an end to hate violence in our city.  We as LGBTQ folks, Filipino Americans, people of color, and allies want to feel safe on our streets again."

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Reference: CBS Local