UPDATE: See the comments for a statement by the Alley. Also, the GoFundMe page has been taken down.
Michael Fontana, a drag performer who goes by the name Eileen Dover, says he was jumped and slashed in the neck and beaten by two or three men outside the Alley Bar on Thanksgiving night.
A Boston Police spokesperson said detectives are investigating the incident, which happened between 1:30 and 2 a.m., but did not have further details, in part because Fontana was "very intoxicated" when he first contacted police around 2:30 a.m.
On a GoFundMe page set up to cover his medical expenses and lost wages, Fontana posted a photo showing his neck wound and a description of what he says he remembers after two men came in the bar and unplugged the jukebox and they were asked to leave:
They were waiting outside, followed me up the street and my eventual assailant began screaming "you're all a bunch of racist pigs." I was surrounded. I told them that I understood that the world is tough right now but "Im on your side" that's the last thing I clearly remember.
They slashed my throat, broke my shoulder and crushed my phone so that I couldnt cal 911. They continued to beat me. The next thing I remember my friend found me and the police were there. I spent the night in the ER where they told me if my throat wound were a cm off I'd be dead,
If I were to make any kind of statement I would say I forgive my attacker. Life is hard and the world is hot and if something I did or reminded him of brought him to that much rage than he is the one I feel sorry for. We must love one another and End Hate! It doesn't matter who is hating who when why or whatever.... IT NEEDS TO STOP! NOW! My attacker(s) I will pray you find it in your heart to heal from whatever angers you so even if it's me. I pray for that so your families don't have to lose you to the cycle of hatred as mine almost did thanksgiving night.