Female couple in their 20s battered by four men after they refused to kiss 'for entertainment'

  
Via:  krishna  •  5 months ago  •  12 comments

Female couple in their 20s battered by four men after they refused to kiss 'for entertainment'
When they refused to kiss at the demand of the gang, they were viciously attacked.

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Melania Geymonat (right) and her girlfriend Chris after they were assaulted by a gang of men on a night bus in Camden. Scotland Yard are investigating what they are calling a homophobic attack - Melania Geymonat /Facebook

A female couple were battered by a gang of four men after they refused to kiss "for their entertainment" on a London night bus. 

Four arrests have been made in relation to the attack, the Met Police said in a statement.

The males, aged between 15-18, were taken into custody on suspicion of robbery and aggravated GBH.

Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend Chris had been on a date in the capital last Wednesday and were heading home on the top deck of the bus when the men started abusing them. 

When they refused to kiss at the demand of the gang, they were viciously attacked. They were also later robbed of a phone and a handbag.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    5 months ago

Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend Chris had been on a date in the capital last Wednesday and were heading home on the top deck of the bus when the men started abusing them. 

When they refused to kiss at the demand of the gang, they were viciously attacked. They were also later robbed of a phone and a handbag.

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the assault. She said: "This was a sickening attack and my thoughts are with the couple affected.

"Nobody should ever have to hide who they are or who they love and we must work together to eradicate unacceptable violence towards the LGBT community."

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    5 months ago

In a post on Facebook, Ms Geymonat - who worked recently as a Ryanair air hostess and is originally from Uruguay - said: "I’m tired of being taken as a sexual object, of finding out that these situations are usual, of gay friends who were beaten up just because.

"We have to endure verbal harassment and chauvinist, misogynistic and homophobic violence because when you stand up for yourself s--- like this happens.

" I just hope that in June, Pride Month, stuff like this can be spoken out loudly so they stop happening."

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Krishna @2    5 months ago

"Nobody should ever have to hide who they are or who they love and we must work together to eradicate unacceptable violence towards the LGBT community."

Very sad to see this happen to them. "Nobody should have to hide who they are...." but in the real world, universal acceptance of the LGBT community is never going to happen, for religious or societal reasons. So perhaps a bit of discretion is in ones own best interest.

Lots of Muslim immigrants into the UK and Europe, so wouldn't be surprised if the attackers were Muslim since they seem to despise women and attack them physically

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.1  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    5 months ago
but in the real world, universal acceptance of the LGBT community is never going to happen, for religious or societal reasons. 

In the real world, very little is universally accepted. Allowing that fact to control how you live your life would be the antithesis of a free society. 

So perhaps a bit of discretion is in ones own best interest.

Again, in a free society, one shouldn't have to worry about whether it's safe to kiss someone in public. ANY use of gratuitous violence, should be decried by everyone. 

Lots of Muslim immigrants into the UK and Europe, so wouldn't be surprised if the attackers were Muslim since they seem to despise women and attack them physically

Judging from the statistics on violence against women, Christians do more than their share of despising and attacking women. 

BTFW, Muslims were not mentioned in any of the articles about this attack. 4 punks have already been arrested. I wouldn't be surprised if they're native Christians. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Dulay @2.1.1    5 months ago

If they were native Christians I am sure that would be presented in bold type. I suppose you would suspect it was a Trump inspired right wing attack? Where are those statistics about Christians beating their women?

Sometimes "pride" can goeth before a fall, or even a beatdown, in a free society. Common sense behavior goes a long way towards being safe in today's world

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    5 months ago

You say this:

perhaps a bit of discretion is in ones own best interest.

Then you say this:

wouldn't be surprised if the attackers were Muslim since they seem to despise women and attack them physically

How do you recommend that a woman use discretion about being a woman?

 
 
 
Snuffy
2.1.5  Snuffy  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    5 months ago
but in the real world, universal acceptance of the LGBT community is never going to happen, for religious or societal reasons. So perhaps a bit of discretion is in ones own best interest.

This was a case of two young people who were out on a date and on the ride home they may have kissed. The kissing here is no different than any other two young people going home after a date and exchanging a kiss.

Your saying that they perhaps should have used a bit of discretion is no different than blaming a female on wearing a skirt as to why she got raped.  Greg, I have to disagree with you here. We still have free will and can choose how we react to other people around us.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @2.1.5    5 months ago

I've seen straight couples 'making out' to the point that I wanted to say, geez, get a room!  Ive never seen gay people out in public around 'straights' do anything more than kiss or hold hands.   

I've had my gay friends who were on the light rail get verbally abused for just sitting together.   

There is an obvious mindless hatred for those who have done nothing to hurt anyone who have done nothing more than loving someone of the same sex.

My best friend growing up got the shit beat out of him simply because he was gay.  

 
 
 
Dulay
2.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    5 months ago
If they were native Christians I am sure that would be presented in bold type.

You are? 

I suppose you would suspect it was a Trump inspired right wing attack?

No just a run of the mill hate based attack. Happens every day, here and in England. 

Where are those statistics about Christians beating their women?

Since 1 in 4 women [25%] in the US experience physical violence from a partner and Muslims are only 1.1% of the population, it follows that the VAST majority are beaten up by Christians. 

Sometimes "pride" can goeth before a fall, or even a beatdown, in a free society.

Better a beatdown than being cowed your whole life. 

Common sense behavior goes a long way towards being safe in today's world

What you're suggesting is that they go into the closet and lock the door. Doubt that's going to happen. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.8  Kavika   replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.2    5 months ago
If they were native Christians I am sure that would be presented in bold type

Actually they were teenagers, thus far their names for photos have not been released...You are aware that in this area there have been attacks on Muslims by whites...But I guess that it's good to assume that they were Muslims. Assuming can make an ass out of one. 

I suppose you would suspect it was a Trump inspired right wing attack?

You're the only one to mention Trump, so are you assuming again that he is behind this act.

Where are those statistics about Christians beating their women?

Goggle is your friend. There is a great deal of information on Christians beating their wives...

 
 
 
Ender
3  Ender    5 months ago

Britain seems to be having similar problems to the US.

 
 
 
Dulay
4  Dulay    5 months ago
" I just hope that in June, Pride Month, stuff like this can be spoken out loudly so they stop happening."

I hate to say this but that's naïve. The LGBT community has been speaking it out loudly for 50 years and this kind of shit, or worse, STILL happens all of the time. 

 
 
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