Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss
Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris were set upon by a group of men on a London night bus.
Maybe those who have the original, witty and clever idea of saying "Why can't we have a STRAIGHT Pride month?" might ask themselves how many times they've been shamed, bullied, mocked, stigmatised, isolated, beaten, terrorised, assaulted for being straight
Investigation update:- Arrests have now been made and the investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information about this attack please report it to
on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Homophobia functions very differently for gay men and lesbians. Gay men are offensive to straight people because they have sex with men. Lesbians are offensive to straight people because they do not have sex with men.
Absolutely shocking. We must not, and will not, accept this homophobic and misogynist violence in our society. Solidarity to Melania and Chris, and to all in the LGBT+ community for everything they endure for simply being who they are.
BBC News (UK)
Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on London bus
London: A lesbian couple says they were brutually beaten by a group of males on a bus. Police issued a call for witnesses but gave no suspect descriptions despite there being CCTV footage. Update: 4 unnamed males have been arrested.
This is horrible. The result of a porn-soaked society which sees women as nothing more than sexual objects for the entertainment of men. The age of the attackers is of particular concern.
Homophobia wears many treacherous faces. In this case, hatred towards women who dare not perform their sexuality for the entertainment of men.
I'm sure I'm not the only LGBT person looking at this remembering how it feels to come home looking like this This is why we march. Why bigotry in the media is so harmful. Why we need to teach young people that everyone deserves to be treated with respect
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LATEST: Arrests have been made over a homophobic attack on a couple after they refused to kiss while travelling on a London night bus, Scotland Yard said.
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Exclusive: Angry but defiant - Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris speak out after a homophobic attack on a London night bus: "I am not scared about being visibly queer. If anything, you should do it more."
By being sexually unavailable to men, lesbians can provoke violent consequences from straight people who believe that women who decline to exist in service to men are selfish, dangerous, and worthy of punishment.
This is what happens when we teach children that #gay people don't exist. They grow up to become homophobes. Then they protest #NoOutsiders Rinse and repeat. End homophobia. End racism. End fascism. With. Education. End these cycles of violence.
Gay couple beaten after refusing to kiss on London bus And this is why schools should continue to teach LGBT equality and humane values, despite homophobic parents wishing otherwise 👍
Lesbian couple beaten on London bus when they refused to kiss on demand. Saying what happened to them in clear language and images doesn’t make these women victims, as many conservatives argue. What does is being attacked by homophobic, misogynistic men.
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London bus attack: Arrests after gay couple who refused to kiss beaten
Women.👏 Are. 👏 Not. 👏 Here. 👏 For. 👏 Men's. 👏 Amusement. #Homophobia + #misogyny: putting #women in their place, even women who reject sex w/men, made to perform sex w/each other for men or else. It's obsession w/ & control of women's sexuality.
Still think a “Straight Pride Parade” is necessary? Call me when straight couples are violently attacked, marginalized, and discriminated against like this on a routine basis.
Sending love to both Melania and Chris. #London is better than this. Police are appealing for witnesses. It happened at about 02:30 BST on a N31 bus in West Hampstead. Call 101 or tweet
and quote CAD737/30May. Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
Andrew is right. This attack was carried out by four male teenagers aged between 15 and 18. This is what happens when we keep children in the dark about equality. Ignorance turns to hatred, and misinformation fuels it.
London bus attack: Arrests of young teenage men after gay couple who refused to kiss sadly beaten - BBC News. We must all speak out against this outrage.
Sickening to the core! BBC News - Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on London bus
Name the attackers.
Sickening homophobia and misogyny: Gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on #London bus
Utterly horrified to hear of this outrageous attack, and in London of all places 😢
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