Police say the attack appears to be a hate crime.
The incident happened in the early morning hours of July 3 when a group of men who had left a gay nightclub were eating at a north-side restaurant. Police say the men were attacked by five men and two women who made several anti-gay slurs.
One of the victims had to have his jaw wired and another suffered broken bones in his face, according to the mother of one of the victims.
“We think it’s important for our mayor to stand up and say to the world, ‘No, this is not our city,’” Executive Director Christy Le Lait said today.
“We want our city officials to say Colorado Springs is not a place where hate crimes are acceptable,” she said.
The Dems plan a news conference tomorrow, probably at noon in front of City Hall.
In a statement sent to The Gazette last week, the mayor condemned the attack and also said his decision not to issue a PrideFest proclamation was not meant to endorse discrimination in Colorado Springs.
“There is no place in our city for discrimination or intolerance of any type,” Bach said in the statement.
City spokeswoman Mary Scott said the mayor’s policy is not to sign any proclamation that supports a private event that is political in nature.
(Gazette reporter Maria Sanchez-St. Louis contributed to this report.)