Gay man seeking answers from Olympic organizers after enduring anti-gay assault

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A gay Vancouver man wants to know what the Olympic organizing committee is going to do about the 20-minute verbal and physical homophobic onslaught he endured at the Feb 8 opening ceremonies rehearsal.

Tyler Sheppard says a woman who incorrectly insisted he and his friends were sitting in her seats repeatedly called him and his friends “fucking faggots.”

Sheppard says the abuse continued even after ushers determined Sheppard and his friends were in the right seats.

Sheppard is still waiting for somebody from Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics (VANOC) to return his calls about the incident.

VANOC has a duty to ameliorate such situations, said David Eby of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.

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