I would like to thank everyone who sent letters via my website, left messages on my voice mail, sent flowers and gifts and has kept me in their prayers. Except for a black eye, headaches and insomnia, the physical bruises have healed quickly thanks to cosmetic medicine. I am on a steroid medication with the hopes of regaining hearing loss in my right ear due to inner nerve damage. Further audiology tests will determine how this will affect the rest of my life- which I am excited to still be able to celebrate.Expect some additional follow-ups next week.
Andres Duque, who first broke the news on his blog, is currently putting together an exclusive which will answer all questions regarding the attack.
I am still scheduled to appear on Tuesday, November 15th at VelvetPark Magazine's "American TranStand" benefit for the Silvia Rivera Law Project. It is people like Silvia Rivera that have made it possible for myself and so many others to continue fighting for our rights even when there are those who try to silence us. Please support this event which will be held at the Canal Room (285 West Broadway at Canal Street) from 8pm-11:30pm ($12.50 in advance, $15 at the door).
I will be judging the competition along with Murray Hill and Ilene Chaiken & Daniela Sea from The L Word. I promise you will see that my spirit has not been broken by what happened.
- Gay City News Cover Story - Emanuel Xavier (November 15, 2005)
- Emanuel Xavier brutally beaten, expected to recover (October 27, 2005)
- Dispeling rumors about the assault on Emanuel Xavier (October 30, 2005)