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- ADE CONNERE “It was not a mugging, it was a drunken frat hate crime.” (This portrait was taken before the attack.)
Many people who go out on Capitol Hill are familiar with Ade Connere, a gender-fluid performer and personality who's easily recognizable as a staple of just about every gay Seattle thing worth doing. Ade can be seen at Re-bar, Chop Suey, and Pony, to name a few places.
At 3 a.m. last Saturday morning, Ade was walking home from a 'Mo-Wave benefit at Pony, when two young men attacked him on the corner of 13th Avenue and East Cherry Street. "I was essentially jumped by a couple of young white males—one of which knocked me down."
Ade is certain that he was targeted for being LGBT.