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KY Lesbian Suffers Broken Jaw After Assault By Group Yelling Anti-Gay Slurs

A young lesbian in Louisville is recovering from a broken jaw and other injuries suffered after she was attacked by a group of adults shouting homophobic slurs.

“Her jaw is broken in several places and she has to have a plate put in her jaw,” family friend Brenda Hickerson told NBC 9. The young woman’s name is being kept private, but Hickerson revealed that, in addition to cuts and bruisies, “she has teeth knocked out of her mouth.”

Hickerson—who says the young woman was on the ground with blood “just pouring out of her face”—believes she was clearly targeted because she was a lesbian. “This was a hate crime—there were hate slurs and this was not a robbery… They didn’t take anything.”

The girl was walking with two younger teens, who had called their mother complaining about four grown-ups “following us a little too close.” Andi Hornback, the boys’ mother, said her sons told her the men were yelling anti-gay epithets.

The situation escalated and the men began punching and kicking the victim before the boys could give Hornback their exact location—in front of two neighborhood churches. By the time Hornback arrived, EMTs were on the scene treating the girl and one of the boys, who suffered a concussion after being knocked down by the thugs when he tried to help her.

While the attack is unconscionable, it’s heartening that the community seems to be rallying behind this young woman.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 19, 2012
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  • 8 Comments
    • Geri
      Geri

      Crap :(

      “men” who’d attack any woman like that are not remotely “normal”

      Jul 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Slapped
      Slapped

      Disgusting. Every day we have progress balanced by violent retribution.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • condejpeoples
      condejpeoples

      BASTARDS…I hope/pray my Lesbian Sister will be able to identify you & press charges.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • anoutherday
      anoutherday

      Pink Pistols.

      Get on board with the arming of LGBT Americans!

      Carry conceal is your friend. If we become known for packing heat then these attacks will stop if only from fear of retribution.

      Jul 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail
      nineinchnail

      These midwestern toothless Jerry Springer type rednecks think its OK to have sex with their own sisters but hate on gays! Hmmmm.

      Jul 21, 2012 at 3:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KARUADAM
      KARUADAM

      Louisville, girls get GUNS…

      Jul 21, 2012 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KARUADAM
      KARUADAM

      @anoutherday: You are absolutly right!! Homos, Lesbian, and all of us GET GUNS and use it when needs…

      Jul 21, 2012 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah, Blah...huh?
      Blah, Blah...huh?

      Whatever you do, don’t get all sleuthy and take names, don’t do any research on the perps and where they live, work etc. And don’t take action as you might want to after not doing these things to these “lights of your community”. You might get mad and not want to make an example of a couple of them, frechirssakes.

      Jul 22, 2012 at 3:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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