Gay man says North Dakota frat choked, beat and stripped him
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LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating.
Haakon Gisvold, 18, said Thursday he was called anti-gay slurs, choked and stripped down Sunday while attending a party at the Lambda Chi Alpha house in Grand Forks. The fraternity chapter has been placed on limited operations as the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks police departments investigate.
Gisvold said he attended the party with a friend and spent at least an hour there before a member of the fraternity asked him to leave because of what he was wearing.
“I said `Look at these girls. They’re wearing short clothes, too. I don’t see what the big deal is,'” said Gisvold, adding that he then heard homophobic slurs.
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