What's going on? In less than a week, two lesbians have undergoes a crime of hatred. One in Kentucky and one in Nebraska after Texas' hate crime.
A few weeks ago, all were shocked by the murder of Mollie Olgin (see our article: Texas Teenage Lesbian Couple Shot In The Head), a few days ago, a teenager was beaten up by three men in Kentucky and Sunday, a lesbian was attacked by again three men who got into her house, undressed her then tied her up by gashing her hands, wrote lesbophobe insults on her body (maybe with a knife), then covered in graffiti "Fuck u, we found u dyke" on a wall of her house before setting fire to it.
Fortunately, the victim went out of the house and asked for help to her neighbor, Linda Rappl, who immediately called the firemen and the police. She told to CNN she has been shocked when she discovered her neighbor naked and bleeding:
"I was in shock," Rappl said. "She was naked, her hands were tied with zip ties. All I could see was a cut across her forehead and blood running down."
The police officers indicated that they of course regard this attack as a hate crime and work from now on with the FBI which has, contrary to the police, the authority to prosecute violent hate crimes against LGBT victims thanks to The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. law, a federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed in 2009.