Two women were left bloodied and beaten
after a homophobic attack on a London night bus.
The lesbian couple had to be hospitalised because of the facial injuries they encountered after the attack.
One of the Lesbian couple identified as Melania Geymonat, a 28-year-old Ryanair cabin crew member from Uruguay, shared a photo on Facebook taken just after she and her girlfriend, Chris, had been assaulted.
According to Ms Geymonat, they were travelling home to Camden after a date, in the early hours of 30 May, when they were attacked by a group of four men.
“We climbed upstairs and took the front seats,” Ms Geymonat said. “We must have kissed or something because these guys came after us. I don’t remember if they were already there or if they got on after us.”
She claims the men demanded the two women kiss for their entertainment, harassed them and threw coins.
“They described se-xual positions … the word ‘scissors’ stuck in my mind,” Ms Geymonat said.
She went on to explain that she tried to calm the situation down by making jokes, while Chris pretended to be ill. She then describes how the attack escalated, with the gang of men punching them both in the face until they were covered in blood.
“The next thing I know I’m being punched,” Ms Geymonat wrote. “I got dizzy at the sight of my blood and fell back.”
Ms Geymonat said she hasn’t been able to go back to work, that her belongings were stolen and her nose may be broken.
“I’m tired of being [seen] as a sexual object … these situations are usual for gay friends who are beaten up just because [of their sexuality],” she added.
“We have to endure verbal harassment and chauvinist, misogynistic and homophobic violence because when you stand up for yourself s**t like this happens.”
“I just hope that in June [attacks] like this can be spoken about loudly so they stop happening,” Ms Geymonat said.
The Metropolitan Police has appealed for witnesses and information about the attackers, who ran off the bus.