I read this story on the Court TV website. It just doesn't seem right this gay man was charged with involuntary manslaughter. To me it's clear case of self defense. At first he tried to avoid them. He was trying to get away from FOUR attackers after they beat the crap out of him when he stabbed one assailant. I would consider it a hate crime, and the punks who attacked him should be charged.

http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/1108/attacker_ap.html