lesbianesque: [tw: homophobic violence]
Today my hometown was struck by a disgusting hardship.
A woman this afternoon was found by a neighbor, bleeding and naked. She was attacked in her home because she was gay. Two or more men broke into her home through the basement and proceeded to tag her basement. They found the homeowner, who is an open lesbian, and stabbed, assaulted, and carved “dyke” into her chest. They attempted to burn her house to the ground, but the gas only sparked. Somehow, this woman (who remains anonymous until she decides to come out on her own time) was able to escape. She was found naked, bound with zip ties, and bloody. She is still alive and in the hospital. A candle light vigil was held in her name tonight, where more than 500 people from Lincoln and surrounding cities and states joined to talk about the hate and to pay homage to the victim.
A recovery fund has been set up to help her cover medical bills and anything she may need. That link can be found here, along with a link from the original news story.
Notes: Article taken directly from the Lincoln Journal Star website
Pictures are courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star and Steve Andel Photography. I do not own any rights to anything posted.
Why doesn’t this get a full day of news coverage and nationwide outrage?
Gotta love how mainstream media keeps shit like this on the DL, but seriously. Just when I don’t think I can be amazed anymore at how horrible people can be..
I feel like I’ll never smile again. No - I feel like I’ll never cry again. It’s too sad. Too heavy. Too much for tears.
I can’t imagine what it’s like for her.
Wow… This is horrific. I can’t give much being a broke, recently independent college student but I’ll give what I can and signal boost this.
Ladies, just because you meet someone that’s a lesbian or bisexual, it does not mean they want to fuck you and are going to fall in love with you. Lesbians and bisexuals aren’t whores who would fuck any female. And guys, calm down, just because he’s a homosexual does not mean he wants to fuck you up the ass, so stop being a pussy and be a man and talk to the guy, treat him like a human being, he deserves it.
“I’m going to be with her until the day I die and I know that.” -Ellen DeGeneres
A group of Christians showed up at a Chicago gay pride parade in July.
They were holding up signs saying “I’m sorry that Christians judge you”
“I’m sorry for how the churches treated you” and “I used to be a bible-banging homophobe, I’m sorry”
Just when you’re beginning to lose faith in humanity, something like this shows up.
Never not reblog
it’s people like these who make the world happier.
Their shirts say “I’m Sorry” omg ;___;
i reblog this every time it’s on my dash. everyone bashes what Christianity stands for. but this is it. acceptance and love. nothing more and nothing less.
Forever reblog :’D
THIS AND THANK YOU!
the christians that actually do bash on gays arent even really christians, you know why?
BECAUSE GRACE AND ACCEPTANCE are what God is about.
I dont normally post things regarding my beliefs ever, but seriously. I am a christian, I do not hate gays, and I am SOOO sorry for how most “Christians” have been treating you people. I believe in forgiveness, I believe in Gods Love for all of us including the gays.
There are hardly any “real” Christians left now anymore.
Real Christianity is about Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Grace, and Forgiveness.
-On a side note: HANALANI IS FAR FROM A REAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
Oh look at that ^ a bunch of non judging Christians. FINALLY.
This makes me really happy to see. :’D
Thank you thank you thank you. *cries*
I think this is gonna be an instant reblog.
*sob* I’m so freaking happy right now.
This is perfect. It gives me hope in humanity. Somebody come to the pride parade with me this year.
Just when I think everyone is terrible and humanity sucks I see something like this. Love it, love it, love it!