An investigation has been launched into two LGBT flags being burned in Rochester, New York. A gay man was reportedly physically attacked in Santa Monica mere hours after Trump was elected president. And this could just be the tip of the iceberg.
On top of numerous reports of attacks on people of color in the aftermath of election night, gay men and lesbians are coming forward on Facebook and Twitter to share their own traumatic experiences in the last 48 hours.
If these accounts are to be believed, the future is looking pretty damn terrifying. The upside, if there is an upside, is now we know exactly what we’re up against.
Woke up to hear my great friend was physically attacked last night for being gay. “We have a new president faggot” he was told. I’m hurt. pic.twitter.com/bDJjHl2dyT
— Bhaveek N. Makan (@TehBhav) November 9, 2016
i’ve been at school less than an hour and i’ve already been outed, called a faggot and asked to suck dick for “protection”.
— Logan? (@morrillasqueen) November 10, 2016
so a girl in my 2nd period just called a boy a ‘faggot’ and words cannot express how badly I want to slap her :)
— Nia J’Nae ? (@niajnae) November 10, 2016
to the three strangers who called me a “faggot” or “fag” today for wearing my rainbow pin:
you’ll have to try much harder than that.
— Flowers (@Flower_Ranger) November 10, 2016
i, a bisexual went to school and a group of white boys (that are trump supporters) spit in my face and called me a faggot
welcome to america
— s (@puffyhansol) November 10, 2016
Someone just called me a faggot. I really didn’t want to leave the house today and this is why
— ? (@yooonseoks) November 9, 2016
One of my best friends has already been called “fag” like 3 times…it’s barely over 24hrs since this shit went down
— Sabrina Bacigalupo (@zamn_sabrinaaa) November 10, 2016
@JamesTedisco So far today, friends of mine have been threatened and called “fag” in their home towns.
— Amy Sarah (@The_AmySarah) November 9, 2016
@TRmariasanchez I got called fag because “it’s okay” now and apparently it’s also funny
— Shey (@Shey_worldwide) November 9, 2016
@originalstumper I was called “Faggot” yesterday in the library and my friend was called the “n” word getting groceries. One day into this.
— jordan allen (@jordanthecatguy) November 10, 2016
@TomsAllende friend in Santa Monica had a beer bottle smashed over his head after getting punched and called faggot
— Runt (@lthrchris89) November 10, 2016
Number of times I was called faggot walking from my car to class: 5
— Joseph (@joemoraless) November 10, 2016
My gender-fluid Latina niece was called “faggot” at school three times yesterday. Take care of your loved ones. Send them your love. #Trump
— Heard FC (@HeardFC) November 10, 2016
The amount of times I’ve been called faggot today is astonishing
— Shelby (@tomboi_z) November 10, 2016
I’ve been called faggot and tranny today.
This isn’t acceptable.
— Isabel. (@Vetchus_) November 9, 2016
@jk_rowling I’ve been called faggot for posting about my sadness over this election turnout. I may be a faggot but at least I have a heart.
— Will Hackney (@WRHackney) November 9, 2016