Police in New York said that they are investigating a hate crime after a thirty eight year old transgender woman was attacked on the subway.
Video footage of the incident showed a female passenger asking the victim if she was a male or female before attacking her. Passengers on the subway attempted to subdue the assailant.
Jennifer Louise Lopez, an advocate within the transgender community, was punched in the face resulting in Lopez needing eye surgery.
Lopez was able to take a photo of her attacker and post it on a transgender community website.