Gay sex worker and sometimes porn performer Jessie Colter opened up on social media over the weekend about an assault he was the victim of in a San Francisco hotel room by two men, one of whom had posted as a client to lure him to the room. Colter explained on Facebook after the incident, in which he was only minorly injured, "I’m still shook up. I’ve reported the incident. Just know I’m safe and I’m ok. As for my sex worker friends. There is a white supremacist rally this weekend here in SF. Please be cautious and do what you must to insure your safety."

The connection to the rally may be tenuous, but Colter felt he'd been targeted by bigots on the right, from out of town, who wanted only to gay-bash him, and the planned Patriot Prayer rally on Saturday and a second rally in Berkeley Sunday may have been what brought them to town.

He explained to Hornetapp,

When I arrived there were two men in the room. Initially, I only saw the first one, the other was in the bathroom with the lights out. I guess he was hiding, hoping not to be seen by me.

Once I noticed the second man in the bathroom I looked at him and said, “I didn’t realize there would be somebody else here.” I honestly didn’t think much about it. I’ve run into similar situations where they were sharing the room with someone and they were on their way out. But that wasn’t the case. Instead when I looked his way the first guy hit me in the side of the head I fell to the floor. He then pinned me to the floor with his knee and shoved my face to the floor. The guy in the bathroom came at me to kick me in the face. I managed to cover my face with my forearm and catch his foot with my hand. I pulled his foot out from underneath him and he hit the floor really hard smacking his head on the tile. Then the first guy got off me, for whatever reason, and that’s when I took the opportunity to run out the door. One of them grabbed my jacket, I’m not sure which one as I was looking forward trying to escape. He managed to tear it off of me as I made my exit and ran down the hall for my life. And that’s pretty much it.

Colter considers himself lucky, and all he suffered was some slight swelling on his face where he was punched.

"I’m a big guy but that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to these situations. You have to be careful, lesson learned," he wrote. "I guess they didn’t expect this queer to be able to fight back."

It's a strange incident to be sure, and one we don't hear the likes of too often in SF.

"Ultimately, I overpowered them with a little luck and quick thinking," says Colter. "But it could’ve been a lot worse."