As the impact of the alleged hate crime against Jussie Smollett in Chicago continues to be felt across the United States, in the Southland, new figures show an alarming tilt up in reported attacks against LGBT Angelenos and other minority groups.

At a previously booked appearance at West Hollywood’s Troubadour club on Feb. 2, the young black, gay, actor and musician performed at his first show since his reported attack. “I’m not fully healed yet. But I’m going to and I’m gonna stand strong with y’all,” Smollett told the crowd of about 300 fans, adding that he fought back.


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