I usually don’t pass on news items here, mostly because my discretionary time for posting is limited, and I know folks get news elsewhere, and my “beat” here tends mostly toward the parental. But I saw this at Towleroad, and felt compelled to draw it to wider attention: “Lesbian Beaten by a Dozen People at an Alabama Bar.”
The short version: a woman was jumped by 12 people; clear indications were made that she was being singled out for her appearance; she was the only one cuffed and arrested by local police.
Andy Towle embedded Â video from the local news station on it, and I’ll let you see it over at his blog. But Â I want to send you to it with a few quotations. Â From one of the men attacking Laura Gilbert:
If you want to look like a man, you’ll get hit like a man.
And from Laura Gilbert, to the reporter:
I’m an American just like the rest of us are. I have rights. I have the same right as y’all do. Supposedly.