Will Mayrick, 20, feared for his life and was left struggling to breathe after two attackers placed him in a headlock as he travelled on a train to a fancy dress event at the O2 with four of his friends.
He has called for the Government to make LGBT studies compulsory after his attackers, aged 16 and 17, pleaded guilty to the assault which occurred on a Jubilee line train on October 21 last year.
Mr Mayrick’s attackers, from Newham, were handed 12-month referral orders and were each ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £150 compensation.
The 17-year-old admitted a public order offence and the 16-year-old pleaded guilty to assault by beating before both were sentenced at Bexley Magistrates’ Court last Friday.
MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk : These two boys got of very cheap. This does not send a strong enough signal, that homophobic behaviour are not acceptable.