Listening2Lesbians at the Women’s March 2018,Columbus OH
The former partner of travel agent [Cassie Hayes] killed in a TUI shop has described the heart-wrenching moment she told their four-year-old daughter her mother had died. Cassie Hayes, 28, was killed on Saturday in Southport, Merseyside, at the branch of Tui where she was assistant manager.
Andrew Burke, 30, from St Helens, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today charged with her murder. A post-mortem examination showed Miss Hayes’ cause of death was shock and haemorrhaging as a result of the wound.
Continue reading at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5270817/Man-charged-murder-Cassie-Hayes-appears-court.html (Source)
Lazia Nabbanja had claimed asylum in the UK on the grounds that she would face oppression in her home country, but her bid was rejected by the Home Office last year. Despite her providing evidence of her sexuality, Ms Nabbanja’s lawyers told The Independent that Home Office officials used alleged inconsistencies in the details of her relationships to suggest they did not believe she is gay. Photos and videos of her attending gay pride marches have been widely shared on social media and she has been featured in Ugandan newspapers, prompting fears she could be arrested or attacked as soon as she returns to her home country.
Continue reading at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lesbian-uganda-women-deportation-home-office-lazia-nabbanja-gay-laws-a8123581.html (Source)
A lesbian couple in Indianapolis say they were locked in a basement, beaten, and raped.
A probable cause affidavit filed Monday, 20 November, described the assaults that occurred in an east-side home in the city.
Kenneth A. Braswell, 32; Thomas J. Bell, 26; Jose Nieves, 35 face charges of 26 counts, including rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping, possession of meth, and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
Continue reading at: http://www.gaypowercouple.com/lesbian-couple-kidnapped-and-raped-for-days-before-escaping-captors/ (Source)
On an afternoon in late April 1994, a young woman was raped in broad daylight in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Two days later, the biggest columnist in New York City’s biggest newspaper called her a liar.
The woman—black, a lesbian, and an activist—became the target of a vicious smear campaign by a Daily News columnist and sources within the NYPD, who charged that she had made up a “hoax” to advance a political agenda.
“I have had the misfortune of being raped twice—once in the park and again in the media,” she told her lawyer, Martin Garbus, after the attack.
Continue reading at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-1994-nypd-brass-called-her-rape-a-hoax-in-2018-they-found-her-rapist (Source)
Around midnight, gendarmes arrived, beat up the two friends, arrested them, and hauled them to the gendarmerie on charges of lesbianism. The officers interrogated them, kicked them, and beat them with the flat side of a machete blade. They were handcuffed and hung, standing, from a window frame. The mistreatment lasted for three days.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2017/12/28/cameroon-two-women-arrested-for-walking-together/ (Source)
On December 17, a lesbian couple was allegedly assaulted by employees at The Nest, an upscale restaurant located in Shanghai’s famous waterfront, the Bund.
Continue reading at: http://supchina.com/2017/12/22/lesbian-couple-allegedly-beaten-up-in-shanghai-restaurant/ (Source)
An Indian teen has been beaten in a hostel and suffered abuse from the warden and other students. Their motive was linked with rumours that the 15-year-old was a ‘lesbian’.
Continue reading at: https://www.desiblitz.com/content/indian-teen-hostel-lesbian (Source)
The only crime Noxolo Xakeka from Strand committed was that she was a lesbian. She was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day.
During celebrations in a shack in Blaau Street, Lwandle, the 23-year-old mother was harassed, called names and assaulted before being stabbed to death by a young man. Her family claim the attack was because of her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/lesbian-23-stabbed-to-death-in-strand-shebeen-12618736 (Source)
A mother told a mob to beat up her lesbian daughter and her girlfriend in Ghana.
LGBTIs in the [west] African country have revealed extreme persecution, discrimination and abuse.
Even though some Ghanaian officials have publicly called for an end to violence against LGBTI people, the country still criminalizes same-sex activity.
Men wield machetes to chase LGBTI people out of villages. Women and men are raped and feel they cannot tell the police. LGBTI people are assaulted to ‘cure’ them of their sexuality.
Continue reading at: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mom-told-mob-beat-lesbian-daughter/#gs.9opl3IM (Source)
Kerrice Lewis, age 23, was brutally murdered just days after Christmas, in Washington D.C.
On Thursday, December 28, police responded to a report of gunfire on Adrian Street, just south of G Street. They arrived at 7:30 p.m. and found a vehicle on fire. After the fire was put out, officers found a woman unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds in the trunk. Police said, by the time D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived, they found “no signs consistent with life.”
Continue reading at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kerrice-lewislesbian-murdered-burned-alivesay-her_us_5a5040d0e4b0ee59d41c0ac5 (Source)
NCAVP mourns the deaths of Kaladaa Crowell and her daughter, Kyra Inglett, who were fatally shot in West Palm Beach, FL, on December 28, 2017. According to media reports, Kaladaa Crowell, 36, and her 11-year-old daughter Kyra were shot by 26-year-old Marlin Joseph, the son of Crowell’s girlfriend, following an argument in their home. Joseph has been arrested and charged with the murders of Crowell and Inglett.
Continue reading at: https://avp.org/ncavp-mourns-homicide-kaladaa-crowell-kyra-inglett-west-palm-beach-florida/ (Source)
Shanta Myers, 36, her two children Shanise, 5, and Jeremiah, 11, and her partner Brandi Mells, 22, were found dead in their home in Troy, New York, the day after Christmas. Investigators believe they were killed the previous Thursday, December 21.
Continue reading at: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/12/two-men-arrested-horrific-murder-lesbian-family/ (Source)
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A lesbian couple from Mooinooi in the North West province are believed to have been tortured, raped, murdered and set alight, allegedly by seven people.
Anisha (30) – a manager at an Anglo mine – and Joey van Niekerk (32) went missing on 10 December when they set out to drive to Pretoria for a family funeral.
Continue reading at: http://www.mambaonline.com/2018/01/08/seven-arrested-horror-torture-murder-lesbian-couple/ (Source)
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“I feared for mine and my partner’s lives on that plane, we were physically trapped with someone who wanted to hurt us and make sure we had a terrible time,” Ms Franke wrote. “When I spoke up to ask him to stop, he only got more aggressive and louder with his homophobic hate speech and began boxing the back of my partner’s chair.”
Continue reading at: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/gay-couple-subjected-to-homophobic-slurs-on-jetstar-flight/news-story/267604f358bef175abbe1b2a61cb6df6 (Source)
September 11, 2017 –Haji says that after lunch when the ceremony started she stood up and shouted that she would not be getting married because she had told her foster father already that she was attracted to women. She says other guests at the ceremony shouted at her and her foster father assaulted her. Her brothers took her to hospital. She decided not to lay a complaint with the police as her friends suggested, but rather to flee.
Continue reading at: http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/09/11/refugee-lesbian-difficult-says-somali-woman/ (Source)
October 3, 2017 –The focus of much of the messaging was around the safety of black lesbian women in particular who have borne the brunt of hate crime attacks against the LGBTQ community. A long list of names of women who lost their lives because of their identity was read out on stage.
Continue reading at: http://www.mambaonline.com/2017/10/03/soweto-pride-2017-reclaims-streets-pictures/ (Source)
“Lesbians are very often undercounted as murder victims–both within the so-called LGBT community and by those who monitor violence against women. This is a beginning effort to honor the names of the lesbians that have been lost.”
This month we honor the following sisters:
Mary Caitrin “Caithy” Mahoney, Washington, DC, USA (July 1997)
Tyonne Johns, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA (August 2016)
Richelle “Shelley” Horsley, Taylorsville, Utah, USA (June 2017)
Brittney Johnson, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (July 2017)
Continue reading at: http://inmemoriamlesbian.blogspot.com/2017/07/
Timor Leste hosted its first ever Pride March. Photo: Clementino Amaral/Hututan Facebook
Often the tactics were cruel and unusual. Some women were forced to drink chicken’s blood to ‘cleanse’ them. Many of the women bore children after enduring corrective rape.
‘I was raped by my own uncle who believed he can change my sexual orientation by pushing me into (a) heterosexual relationship. I got pregnant but I (found) traditional medicine to get it aborted. After that I left my home and live with friends,’ one woman said.
Continue reading at: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/violence-corrective-rape-common-east-timors-lbt-women/#gs.vy9n=e0
BY KELLY COGSWELL
“If we don’t have enough anecdotal evidence proving how trifling we are, it’s there in dollars and cents. Out of 424 million dollars budgeted for international LGBTI issues in 2013-2014, only a measly two percent went toward projects for LBQ (lesbian, bi, queer) women. And out of hundreds of recommendations put forward at the United Nations in recent years, only one addressed specifically lesbian issues.
Those figures come from the first European Lesbian* Conference that took place early this month in Vienna, and they were the proverbial last drop that pushed the organizers into action. (They should crunch the numbers for women’s projects, too, which I suspect are no more eager to embrace lesbian issues than queer NGOs often headed by gay men.)
The two researchers who presented a report to the conference on lesbian lives in Europe discovered that we were almost on par with unicorns when it came to mining data even among countries in the relatively progressive European Union.
This meant that not only were they limited in the conclusions they could draw, but that we would hit a brick wall if we wanted to propose a project on lesbian mental health, for instance, because we wouldn’t have enough figures proving it was needed or to create a model for how it might work. Ditto for projects addressing violence against lesbians. No data. Therefore, no funding. And no action. As a result, almost every researcher at the conference begged the lesbian participants from Iceland to Uzbekistan to get involved collecting data on their own communities.”
Continue reading at: http://gaycitynews.nyc/ustoo-reclaiming-lesbian-vienna/