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Liverpool Bashers Broke A Drag Queen’s Jaw: Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

While patrolling Liverpool’s gay district in Friday’s early morning hours, drag entertainer DJ Lady Shaun encountered a man who punched her in the face breaking her jaw. When she gained consciousness, she notified a police patrol who chased her assailant man but lost him mid-chase. Hers is the second recent bashing in Liverpool’s gay district; two men attacked a 21-year-old gay choreographer Calvin Fox (pictured) two weeks earlier leaving him with bruises and cuts on his face. But even though police has said the area has experience a “slight rise” in anti-gay attacks, Chief Inspector of Liverpool Police Louise Harrison said the rise comes from better reporting: “People are feeling more confident and comfortable reporting these incidents to the police, whereas before lots of these crimes were going unreported.” So while it won’t fix Shaun’s jaw, at least Liverpool’s LGBT residents have broken their silence about anti-queer violence.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 12, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • SteveC
      SteveC

      I’m not sure that better reporting is the reason for the rise in reported homophobic attacks.
      This is a line trotted out by police quite a lot.
      How do the police know that more victims are coming forward? What evidence do they have to support that assertion?

      May 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      sooo not ashamed of my home city. in any way. nope. noooo. *smdh*

      formerly there had been a fairly high incidence of homophobic hate crime for such a relatively small population; i’ve experienced two gay acquaintances being murdered there in separate incidents — which belies the image of us scousers as the friendly but cheeky, loveable moptops that the tourist board likes to sell.

      i’ve since moved away, but i’d heard the situation was much improved. hopefully, this is just a blip.

      May 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roarrr.
      Roarrr.

      Are you serious with this headline? Yes, if it’s true that queer people feel more comfortable reporting bashings to the police, that’s a good thing. But it is not at all and never will be a good thing when someone’s jaw is broken in an unprovoked hate-related attack. This shit is offensive.

      May 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      [img]http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/129073497020152082.jpg[/img]

      May 12, 2011 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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