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Lesbian Couple Brutally Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime Following San Francisco Pride

Lesbian Couple Brutally Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime Following San Francisco Pride

Lesbian Couple Brutally Beaten in Alleged Hate Crime Following San Francisco Pride

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

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A lesbian couple leaving San Francisco’s Pride Parade Sunday was brutally beaten by men who had shouted an antigay slur, according to NBC news.

The couple, Jen and Jakkie (both declined to give their last names), were about to enter a BART station near Mission and Ninth streets when they heard a homophobic epithet. Before they knew it several men had jumped on Jen, they said. Jakkie told NBC news that when she attempted to stop the men from beating on Jen, they kicked her arm hard enough to break it.

"I thought I was going to die," Jen said of the attack by at least six men. "They were total strangers. And how could they have so much hate toward me and I don't even know them?"

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime and San Francisco police have asked that anyone with information leading to the identity of the suspects please come forward.

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.