Gay rights activist latest victim of homophobic attacks in Paris

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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a 'collective' reaction against a rising number of reported attacks on homosexuals in the capital, after Guillaume Mélanie, who heads a gay rights association, was assaulted on a street in the city centre by a stranger and left with a broken nose and bruising on Monday evening in what he described as clearly motivated by homophobia.

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The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris, reports BBC News.