This French Guy's Powerful Message After Getting Attacked By Homophobes Will Make Your Day

November 13th 2015

Laura Donovan

A gay French man named Clément Grobotek is going viral after sharing a touching Facebook post he wrote about getting attacked by a group of homophobes.

Related: Here's What Happened When a Homophobe Harassed A Gay Couple From West Point

Grobotek wrote that he and his boyfriend Aaron Cfy were assaulted by six men after leaving a nightclub in Montpellier, France on Tuesday night.

The six men reportedly beat the pair, called them slurs, and then took off. The couple has reportedly filed a complaint with local authorities and Grobotek shared this incredible message on Facebook on Wednesday:


Cette nuit ,nous nous sommes fait insulter puis tabasser par des homophobes en sortie de boîte de nuit . Inutile de vous...

Posted by Clément Grobotek on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here is the English translation, via BuzzFeed News:

"Tonight, we were insulted and molested by homophobic people after leaving a club. Of course, I don’t need to describe the fear you feel when you see the guy you love unconscious on the ground with blood on his head, the inability to understand that rises inside of you and you feel powerless too. The thing is, both of us got up and yes, they had to strike harder! SIX PEOPLE VS. TWO, looks like it wasn’t enough! It seems that you are intolerants, and cowards too!"

Grobotek explained that his haters will "always be powerless" because they cannot take away the love he has for his man.

"You can hit and hit again and again, you will never make me stop loving my boy more than everything. Maybe we are pedophiles or faggots like you said, but we don’t fight two people when it’s two people against six. Kisses to you dear homophobes. I want to thank my dear friends Clément Degeilh and Sébastien Lopez who came at 4 a.m. to the hospital and stayed until 9 a.m. for supporting us and driving us home."

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The message received a ton of love on social media, with Grobotek getting more than 174,000 likes on the post. He even went on to publish a note about the outpouring of support he got from friends and people all over the world following the incident:


Un grand merci à tous pour vos messages de soutiens , qui nous ont énormément touchés , je suis désole de ne pas pouvoir...

Posted by Clément Grobotek on Wednesday, November 11, 2015


"Thanks to all your supports message, that really touched us, I’m sorry because I can’t answer to everybody already, I have hundreds and hundreds of messages, you are crazy!" he wrote, according to BuzzFeed News. "Thank you all. I just want to remind you that unfortunately we are not the only ones, everyday this kind of incident happens! It’s up to us to make things change, showing that in France in 2015 we won’t be fine with homophobia! All your messages shows it well! Thanks to all of you with all my heart, I would hug you all if I could."

Someone even drew him this awesome photo:


Merci Laurie pour ce dessin ! Ça m'a énormément plus ! ❤️❤️merci pour ce soutien massif ! Nous allons vraiment mieux ! ❤️ big love

Posted by Clément Grobotek on Friday, November 13, 2015


LGBT attacks are a major worldwide problem. LGBT individuals are more likely to fall victim to hate crimes than their straight counterparts, and it's fairly common to hear about these incidents in the news. Two years ago, Larry Lennox-Choate III and Daniel Lennox-Choate made history for becoming the first gay male couple to marry at West Point, their alma mater, but they also made news over the summer for their viral social media post about an anti-gay attack against them.

Larry Lennox-Choate wrote that he and his husband were targeted at a New York City bodega by a man who shouted slurs at them prior to assaulting them. West Point students, of course, tend to be very fit due to the physical demands of attending the military academy, so these guys beat up their attacker with no issues.

Though these men escaped unscathed, Larry Lennox-Choate expressed concern on Facebook that homophobes could hurt gay people who might not be able to protect themselves as aggressively as two West Point graduates.


It's hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places but that's what...

Posted by Larry Lennox-Choate III on Sunday, August 2, 2015

"[The homophobic attacker] left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is," Larry Lennox-Choate wrote. "We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time."