CNN Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus that prompted widespread condemnation in the UK. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
The history of violence against LGBT people in the United States is made up of assaults on gay menlesbiansbisexualand transgender individuals LGBTlegal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the United States of America. People who are perceived to be LGBT may also be targeted. The violence that has occurred over the existence of the LGBT community has been very extensive considering how long the incidents have occurred.
Five teenagers have been arrested for allegedly attacking and robbing a lesbian couple who said they were the victims of a vicious homophobic assault on a London bus after refusing demands the pair kiss. Both women, Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend, Chris, were left bruised and covered in blood, a photo Geymonat posted on her Facebook page shows. Geymonat said in her post that she and Chris were on a night bus May 29 — days before LGBTQ Pride Month began — traveling to Camden Town when a group of at least four guys insisted they kiss "so they could enjoy watching.
Clare Lombardo. Five males between 15 and 18 years old have been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on a London bus late last month, London police say. Melania Geymonat posted about the violent incident on her Facebook page, describing what began as a date night with her partner Chris.
Police in London have arrested four males, ages 15 to 18, for attacking a lesbian couple on a bus after the women refused to kiss for them, police said. They are being questioned at separate London police stations, police said. We continue to appeal for information from the public, particularly those who were present on the bus before or after the attack to come forward and tell police what they saw.
Melania Geymonat, right, and her girlfriend Chris were beaten up by a gang of men on a London bus who wanted them to kiss. Now, the incident and the bloody photo of the couple are becoming a flashpoint for change in the gay community just as Pride festivities go on across the U. A horrible, homophobic attack on two women in their 20s has become an international story amid gay pride festivities across the U.
Four teenagers were arrested Friday for allegedly attacking Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend, Chris, on a London bus after the lesbian couple refused to kiss. NBC News reported that year-old Geymonat and her girlfriend were on their way home from a night out in West Hampstead last week when they were approached by a group of teens who made crude sexual gestures at the pair while demanding that they kiss. When the couple did not comply with the teens, they were left bloodied and battered by a vicious punching attack.
They are being questioned at separate London police stations, police said. We continue to appeal for information from the public, particularly those who were present on the bus before or after the attack to come forward and tell police what they saw. The two appear to be covered in blood.
London police announced Friday they arrested four people suspected of assaulting and robbing a lesbian couple on a bus in what authorities are calling a "disgusting" hate crime. Authorities said in a press release that the men arrested were between the ages of 15 and 18, and were taken to separate police stations for questioning. Police said the women, both in their 20s, were sitting on the top deck of a double-decker bus last Wednesday when a group of men approached them, making "lewd and homophobic comments.
A lesbian couple attacked on a night bus for refusing to kiss have triggered an outpouring of support on social media. Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay, was left with a suspected broken nose while girlfriend Chris, from the US, was also beaten up by the gang of men. The attackers made obscene gestures and shouted at them to kiss before assaulting both women and stealing their belongings.