South African Gay Alleges Anti-Queer Cop Assault

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There’s a bit of an anti-gay scandal brewing in South Africa.

Banele Qhina alleges a police officer insulted and assaulted him because he’s gay. The 19-year old Gugulethu man says he and his brother were walking home when two police officers stopped them and pulled a toy gun from his pocket.

That’s when things got ugly…

Mamba Online provides the details:

[Qhina] claims that one of the officers started beating him, and when he tried to run away, was thrown down, kicked in the face and repeatedly asked,” Is jy ‘n moffie?” (are you gay) in Afrikaans.

Qhina further alleges that he was again assaulted at the police station and insulted about his sexuality and a screensaver of his boyfriend on his cell phone by the officer.

“He joked to a colleague that he should stop beating me because ‘maybe he is pregnant’. He also said ‘I wonder if I must put him in the male or female cell'”

Ug. C’mon, coppers! If you’re going to be homophobic, at least respect biological laws, ie: men can’t get pregnant. How insulting!