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Boy blinded in one eye after anti-gay bullying attack

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A 14-year-old Brooklyn boy brutally assaulted by bullies shouting anti-gay slurs has been blinded in one eye, and his family is suing New York City for $16 million, media are reporting.

The teen, Kardin Ulysse, was called "f*g" and "gay" and "transvestite," among other slurs, as one teen pinned him down and another teen pounded his face, head and neck.

New York Daily News reported that Kardin has already had two surgeries on his right eye since the June 5 incident, and that his cornea was badly damaged either by the punches or the shards from the broken lens of his eyeglasses.

“The doctor says he needs a transplant,” said Pierre Ulysse, Kardin's father. “For me to send him to school with two eyes and come back with one eye is really absurd. ... I want the world to know about this.”

Kardin had reporting previous bullying incidents to a dean at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach, the newspaper said.

Police have yet to determine whether this attack legally qualifies as an anti-gay hate crime.

To read the story by the Daily News, click HERE.