Lesbian Couple’s Home + Car Tagged With Slurs. And Then Their Flower Shop Was Burned Down

Lindsay Curnow and Juliet Leigh, a lesbian couple whose floral business Blooming Bulbs was attacked by arsonists Saturday night in an anti-gay arson attack, a week after their own house and car was tagged with anti-gay graffiti, says the Mangawhai Heads community in New Zealand has come to their aid. The attack on their house, which was spray painted with phrases like “dirty dikes [sic],” was apparently just a warning; a shed that contained their supplies for the season was torched just days later after they arrived home and were watching a TV show. The fire has upended their ability to stay in business.