Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Police Catch Suspects After Violent Homophobic Attack On Lesbian Couple

The homophobic attack occurred in the London, England.
Senior Editor
Police Catch Suspects After Violent Homophobic Attack On Lesbian Couple

In viral post to Facebook Thursday, a woman in London, England detailed a violent homophobic attack that she and her girlfriend survived at the end of May. Melania Geymonat's post has garnered widespread domestic and international attention, including from political leaders in the United Kingdom, and over 12,000 shares. 

The London Metropolitain Police promptly issued a notice asking to the public for help to identify and locate any potential suspects. "Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two women were assaulted and robbed in a homophobic attack on a bus in Camden," the notice reads.

Content Warning: This article includes discussion of violent homophobia and media content that may be unsettling to some readers.

Now, police have confirmed that they have made an arrest. In a post to Twitter, the agency shared that "arrests have now been made and the investigation remains ongoing." Though images and identities of the suspects have not yet been made public.

In her post, Geymonat also includes a critical message:

"I’m tired of being taken as a SEXUAL OBJECT, of finding out that these situations are usual, of gay friends who were beaten up JUST BECAUSE. We have to endure verbal harassment AND CHAUVINIST, MISOGYNISTIC AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE because when you stand up for yourself shit like this happens."

READ ALSO: This Uplifting New Queer Show Is Coming To Netflix Canada Just In Time For Pride

"By the way, I am thankful to all the women and men in my life that understand that HAVING BALLS MEANS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. I just hope that in June, Pride Month, stuff like this can be spoken out loudly so they STOP HAPPENING!"

You can view her post below:

Queer people, especially queer and trans people of colour, are disproportionately the targets of violent crime. Read more about violence against LGBTQ+ people on the Human Rights Campaign website here.

Read coverage of the situation from the BBC here.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...