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Transgender man speaks out after vicious attack on Capitol Hill

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SEATTLE -- A Seattle transgender man said a vicious attack left them battered and beaten on Capitol Hill. The victim uses they/them/their pronouns. It happened just as the Seattle Times reported a spike in the number of hate crimes being reported in Seattle. The latest attack happened in the heart of Capitol Hill near 11th Avenue and Pike Street when someone viciously assaulted Michael Volz. Police said the suspect shouted out loud, "Hey, happy Pride," before punching the victim in the face, and then choking them unconscious. “I’m really encouraged by my people who have shown up for me in the past 36 hours,” Volz said at Friday afternoon news conference. “I’m hurt but I feel encouraged by the people who loved.”