Two Les Miserables actresses claim a group of men mocked them for being lesbians on a busy London train.
Josie Kemp and Lauren Soley stood up to the group as they screamed offensive and sexist chants.
The men came to her attention when they were allegedly heard mocking an Indian man by copying his accent.
But after the woman boarded, the group apparently turned their attention to Miss Kemp and Miss Soley.
It is alleged the group sang a song about breasts before the women asked them to think their sisters, mothers and girlfriends.
Continue reading: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/lesbian-couple-claims-men-screamed-21076980 (source)
Ekaterina Lyskh, 18-years-old, and her girlfriend Alina were walking through the streets of St Petersburg with a group of friends on Monday, December 9. Seven men followed them and started hurling insults at Ekaterina over her appearance.
On an Instagram post, Alina further detailed the attack, “Of course, seeing so many people, we decided to just leave. It so happened that we were divided and a tall guy came up to me with the phrases ‘Beauty, let’s get to know you?’.”
Alina further stated to Paper, “They came too close, asking what was in our pockets. We tried to move on, but the men blocked our moves. As a result, we still managed to run into some kind of coffee shop. I tried to call the guard, but did not have time.”
Ekaterina ran after the men “to find out why they are doing this,” according to Alina. She then received several blows to the face and head and later diagnosed with a concussion by medical professions. She received stitches to the side of her mouth.
Continue reading: https://gcn.ie/seven-men-teenage-girl-homophobic-attack/ (source)
A video released by police shows the moment a lesbian couple were brutally attacked on a London bus.
Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend, Chris, had been travelling on the double-decker bus from West Hampstead to Camden when they were set upon.
The two women were harassed and had sexual gestures made towards them, which can be seen in the video.
The incident left both women bloodied and they were taken to hospital to be treated for facial injuries.
Three teenagers have pleaded guilty to Public Order Act and other offences following a police investigation into the homophobic incident on the N31 bus route.
Continue reading: https://www.mylondon.news
Original article: U.K: Lesbian couple beaten up because they refused to kiss
Editor’s note: The video on the linked URL may be distressing to some viewers. Caution is advised.
A LESBIAN couple in West Limerick are living in ‘hell’ following a campaign of homophobic abuse that has been directed at them, which saw them assaulted in front of a five-year-old child of one of the women involved.
The couple say during the attack they feared for their lives, due to the violent nature of the assault.
“They were all around us, attacking us. They pulled out lumps of our hair. We both knew that if we fell to the floor, we were dead.”
This is the second assault of the kind the couple has faced, with one of the women attacked on the street earlier this year. They feel as though they are being forced out of their home.
Continue reading: https://www.limerickleader.ie/
A Harlem man has admitted to attacking a woman in December and hurling homophobic slurs at her as she exited an E train in Queens because he believed that she was a homosexual.
Allasheed Allah, 54, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of third-degree assault as a hate crime, according to a release from the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Criminal Court Judge Mary Bejarano indicated that she will give Allah a one-to-three-year prison term on Nov. 7 when he comes back to court for sentencing.
According to the release, on Nov. 20, Allah argued with the 20-year-old victim at the 71st Street stop in Forest Hills on a Manhattan-bound E train when he saw the victim’s female friend kiss her on the cheek.
“Kiss her again you d–e bitch!” Allah shouted at the pair, the release states.
The women left the train, but Allah followed them. He then struck the victim in the head and chest, causing her to collide with both a nearby pole and the floor. The victim has since recovered from the injury, the DA says.
Continue reading: https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/man-pleads-guilty-to-homophobic-attack-that-fractured-victims-spine/ (source)
Original article: U.S: Man Breaks Woman’s Spine in Anti-Lesbian Hate Crime
A lesbian couple say they were jeered at by staff for kissing in a takeaway.
While waiting for their food to arrive they kissed on the lips, at which point they said they heard jeers from staff members directed at them.
Miss Metcalfe said: “I was shocked. I asked if they would react like that to a man and a woman kissing and they said, ‘No, because that’s normal’.
“It was nothing outrageous, just a normal kiss – like any couple would do on a night out.
Continue reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49497387 (source)
The Lesbian couple who own Betty’s International Music Bar, in Cala Egos, fear their venue will be forced to close after the town hall warned them about the number of calls it has been receiving.
That is despite the venue being 100% legal and holding the correct licences and after having invested more than €30,000 in sound-proofed ceilings, doors and windows.
“Our neighbours just want us out, it’s been a non-stop campaign of harassment,” co-owner Leanne Green, 37, from near Leeds, told the Olive Press last night.
“The owner of the apartment upstairs told us he doesn’t want ‘dirty lesbians’ around here and his kids who live there have spat on our terraces and sometimes we see them just staring into our CCTV cameras trying to intimidate us.”
Continue reading: https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2019/08/02/british-expat-couple-fight-to-keep-popular-bar-after-neighbours-call-them-dirty-lesbians-and-spit-on-their-terrace-in-harassment-campaign-in-spains-mallorca/ (source)
Posters of world-class soccer champion Megan Rapinoe hanging in New York City’s Bryant Park subway station were defaced with antigay and misogynistic slurs two days ahead of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s triumphant appearance at a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their fourth World Cup win. The New York Police Department is investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime.
The Nike posters that depict Rapinoe, who is gay, in powerful positions accompanied by slogans like “Dream with us” and “Just do it” were covered with hateful phrases like “shemale” and “screw this ho” scrawled across her face
Continue reading: https://www.advocate.com/crime
A woman with a buggy has been filmed hurling a torrent of homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple after she reportedly spotted them kissing.
In the footage taken on a tube, the woman is heard calling the pair “d—-” and “c———-“.
She also refers to her own gay brother as a “f—–” and shouts: “You disgust me, I have a gay brother, but he doesn’t kiss in front of me because he respects me.”
She adds: “It disgusts me to see you kissing. If you want respect, you also have to respect me.”
When she appears to hear the couple speaking Catalan, the woman scoffs and says: “Oh, you are also Catalan!”
One of the women replies: “Oh, so you are a homophobic and a racist!”
Continue reading: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/lesbian-couple-verbally-abused-by-woman-with-pram-after-she-spots-them-kissing/ar-AAEeG0D?ocid=spartanntp#image=AAEeG0D_1|1 (source)
“A poem about the public lesbian experience and how the word ‘lesbian’ has become so hostile it is even taboo among our own communities, and outside our community it is mostly used as a slur or a porn category. Dedicated to the victims of increased hate crimes this pride. Filmed and directed by Tamara al-Mashouk.”
Words by Lisa Luxx.
Laura Muldoon tweeted a photograph of a group of men she alleges called her ‘lesbo’, ‘dyke’ and ‘miserable bitch’ as she boarded her flight from Stansted to Seville, Spain, on Wednesday.
Laura, who works as the social media manager at the Museum of London, sarcastically tweeted:
‘First holiday snap!
‘Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable bitch”, “dyke” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on @Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.
‘Oh yeah, flight crew did nothing.’
Continue reading: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/20/woman-called-lesbo-bh-rowdy-men-ryanair-flight-crew-nothing-10016694/ (source)
Photo source: Sam Kerr’s Instagram (@samkerr1)
To understand the Matildas as subordinate to a coach is to misread the room; the Australian national women’s football team has always been a player-led environment. They have continued to express, to some deaf ears, they were happy under Milicic and buying into his game plan.
But the morning after their ‘miracle in Montpellier’, Kerr took aim at a new class of hater; the trolls and the homophobes.
The 25-year-old screen-captured one example of abuse, Tweeting it alongside a message: “For people getting upset about there being ‘no’ haters”.
Continue reading: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/we-don-t-listen-to-the-haters-matildas-captain-sam-kerr-lashes-out-at-critics (source)
30-year-old Natalie Lewendon was riding her bicycle home from work in Bristol on Tuesday (11 June) just after 4pm.
As she was heading east on Church road through Lawrence Hill, the traffic slowed down and ‘without warning’, the car she was cycling alongside swung into her path, causing her to brake suddenly.
‘I began to tell the driver off for not looking,’ Lewendon exclusively told Gay Star News. ‘She completely owned that it was her fault and was instantly apologizing to me through the window.’
However, a First Bus bus driver approaching from the opposite direction stopped his bus — holding up traffic — to yell at Lewendon for being in the wrong.
‘I told him that he had no idea what he was talking about and to keep driving,’ Lewendon explained. ‘He continued, leaning out of his window, to berate me at full volume, telling me I was wrong.’
At this point, Lewendon put her bike on the pavement ground and approached the vehicle to get the bus driver’s name and badge number.
‘He continued to abuse me and gave me that “gab gab gab” hand gesture and then finally drove away,’ she said. ‘But not before leering at me and calling me a “fucking dyke”.
‘He dropped his voice while he did it. He knew it was wrong. Lots of people had stopped to watch,’ she said.
Continue reading: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/
Emilie Lopez, former editor-in-chief of “Touche pas à mon Poste”, has been threatened with death on social networks by individuals who reproach her for being lesbian.
“In recent months, it has been ramping up with terrifying messages. I once received a video of a boy masturbating, who said to me, “You’ll see I’ll put it deep when I get to the studio.” Then last October, a guy on Instagram told me to “commit suicide” and attacked my girlfriend. This individual was speaking with his true identity, and with a real profile picture, and it really made me flip! I realised that all this was real, and I decided to file a complaint for the first time.”
Emilie Lopez, ex-rédactrice en chef de « Touche pas à mon Poste », a été menacée de mort sur les réseaux sociaux par des individus qui lui reprochent d’être lesbienne.
“Ces derniers mois, c’est allé crescendo avec des messages terrifiants. J’ai reçu un jour une vidéo d’un garçon en train de se masturber, qui me disait « Tu vas voir je vais te la mettre profond quand je vais arriver devant le studio ». Puis en octobre dernier, un mec sur Instagram m’a conseillé « d’aller me suicider », et s’en est pris à ma compagne. Cet individu s’exprimait avec sa véritable identité, et avec une vraie photo de profil, et ça m’a vraiment fait flipper ! Je me suis rendu compte que tout ça était bien réel, et j’ai décidé d’aller porter plainte, pour la première fois.”
A lesbian couple have posted pictures of themselves covered in blood after a gang of thugs bashed them for not kissing for their entertainment.
Melania Geymonat, 28, of Uruguay, was on the bus with her American girlfriend Chris after an evening out in West Hampstead in the early hours of May 30.
Ms Geymonat, who lives in Essex, said the pair decided to sit at the front because they both enjoyed the novelty of a double-decker bus.
Then a gang of young men behind them saw they were a couple and started to demand they kiss while making crude sexual gestures.
“They wanted us to kiss so they could watch us,” she said.
Continue reading: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/stewardess-and-girlfriend-bashed-on-bus-because-they-refused-to-kiss-for-gang-of-yobbos/news-story/a9096d8ef7feec545fc701e15102df7c (source)
Update: Update: Five teens arrested in lesbophobic attack
Update: Update: Video of attack on lesbians released as perpetrators plead guilty
[Taylor] De Souza had to get stitches on her head after she said her Uber ride ended with her being physically assaulted by the driver.
“He said ‘you f—ing lesbian, get out my car,'” De Souza said. “He told me he’ll chop me up and throw me in the river.”
De Souza told PIX11 she did not get out of the vehicle because she said she didn’t feel safe. According to De Souza, that’s when the driver started smoking, despite her telling him she has asthma.
Continue reading: https://pix11.com/2019/04/02/
Only one day after more than 300 thousand women filled the centre of Madrid with sorority, vindication and cries of equality and justice, only the day after women, and especially lesbian women, fought for the cessation of the lesbophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation, unacceptable lesbophobic aggression occurs. … This story happened on Saturday in the neighborhood of Salamanca. Celia, from Madrid, was walking with her Belgian girlfriend, Capucine, and they told us that the events took place: “It was 8 o’clock in the afternoon and we were in Goya street 17. In that portal there is a kind of corridor that leads to a interior patio that has shops. We were walking and we went to see them. While we were at the entrance of the portal, Capucine came and kissed me, but let’s go, a peck, nothing that would attract attention or anything. At that moment the doorman of the building comes out of his box and shouts at us that we can not be there, ‘outside’, he tells us. I thought that since I was just leaning against the wall I might have hit a switch or something, and that was why he was reprimanding us. We looked back and there was nothing, so the second we understood that we were getting attention for being a couple. ”
Tan solo un día después de que más de 300 mil mujeres llenaran el centro de Madrid de sororidad, reivindicación y gritos de igualdad y justicia, tan solo al día siguiente de que las mujeres, y en especial las mujeres lesbianas, lucháramos por el cese de la lesbofobia y la discriminación por orientación sexual, se produce una agresión lesbófoba inaceptable. … Esta historia ocurrió el sábado en el barrio de Salamanca. Celia, madrileña, paseaba junto a su novia belga, Capucine, y así nos han contado que transcurrieron los hechos: “Eran las 8 de la tarde y estábamos en la calle Goya 17. En ese portal hay una especie de pasillo que conduce a un patio interior que tiene tiendas. Nosotras estábamos paseando y nos metimos para verlas. Mientras estábamos en la entrada del portal, Capucine se aceró y me dio un beso, pero vamos, un pico, nada que llamara la atención ni nada. En ese momento sale de su garita el portero del edificio y nos grita que no podemos estar ahí, ‘fuera’, nos dice. Yo pensé que como estaba justo apoyada en la pared quizás le había dado a un interruptor o algo, y que por eso nos estaba reprendiendo. Miramos para atrás y no había nada, así que al segundo entendimos que nos estaba llamando la atención por ser una pareja”.
Continue reading at: http://www.mirales.es/pareja-lesbianas-valiente-agresion-madrid/ (Source)
SEATTLE – King County prosecutors have accused a 34-year-old Tacoma man of harassing a lesbian couple for their sexual orientation at a Seahawks game last month, groping one of the women and punching the other in the face.
Continue reading at: https://komonews.com/news/local/charges-man-harassed-assaulted-lesbian-couple-at-seahawks-game (source)
[Marta Álvarez] the lesbian activist spent nine years in a Colombian prison, for the murder of her brother (who allegedly tried to rape her), and experienced a series of relentless homophobic attacks at the hands of the guards and officials.
Álvarez spent years of her sentence trying to speak out about the inequality and eventually took her case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), where she argued she was being discriminated against for not receiving same-sex conjugal visits.
Continue reading at: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/12/29/
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