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Lesbian Attacked with Fists and Bottle in Tennessee Bar

Miranda Greer, 24, a lesbian from Hall, Tennessee, just northeast of Memphis, has told police that a man assaulted her with a beer bottle and punched her in the face on July 15 after questioning her about her sexuality at Tequila Joe's, a bar in Jackson, Mississippi.

GreerFrom the Jackson Sun: "Greer said a man approached her after he saw her dancing with a male friend. The man, a patron at the club, thought she was a gay man and, using a slur, told her to leave, she said. Greer told him she was a woman and a lesbian, she said. The man responded by punching her in the face, Greer said. The man then used the bottom of a beer bottle to jab her in the left eye about four times before smashing the bottle over the back of her head, she said. Greer said when she got up, the man charged her, but missed and fell. She said she pinned him down until bouncers grabbed her by the throat and threw her out of the bar. Greer said she could not find the man for police as people filtered out of the club. Her friend Michael Robinson, 27, said a man who was in the nightclub told him he saw Greer's attacker slip out an employee entrance. Robinson said he did not see the attack."

Greer claims that she currently has a blind spot in one eye because of the incident. The paper reports that she and others are planning a protest outside the bar this coming Saturday.

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  1. like another stupid protest is going to help.... waaaa waaa waaa

    Posted by: lame... | Aug 2, 2007 12:44:40 PM

  2. As a gay man, I have noticed throughout the years how dangerous bars are. We have the "Taps" bar where a bartender was killed by a guy applying to be a stripper. This story has a lesbian getting beaten up in a bar. The list goes on and on. Bars do not make the world a better place. STOP GOING TO BARS!!!

    Posted by: No More Bars | Aug 2, 2007 12:46:20 PM

  3. Hey Lame, what will help? What's your best idea for a solution?

    And Bars -- that's an astounding piece of logic. In Bowers v Hardwick, a guy was jailed for having sex in his own bed. STOP HAVING SEX IN YOUR OWN BEDS!!!!

    Posted by: Becks07 | Aug 2, 2007 12:51:58 PM

  4. Okay Becks, can I have sex in your bed instead? ;-)

    Posted by: shane | Aug 2, 2007 12:57:27 PM

  5. Maybe...and I fully embrace my inner hypocrite so if you are hot I will stopo having sex in my bed after we do it. ;-)

    Posted by: Becks07 | Aug 2, 2007 1:03:15 PM

  6. What the fuck is wrong with people. No, I am not talking about the assault on this woman by another straight he-man. People whose soulution involves not protesting the bar that allowed the perp to get away and the sound advice not to go to bars at all.

    Gay people have been attacked on sidewalks, too. Best not take a stroll. God forbid you go to a bar and don't hide in your gayborhood. You deserve what you get for even leaving the house.

    I hope they catch this asshole and the woman sues the shit out of that shit hole bar.

    Posted by: Marco | Aug 2, 2007 1:19:39 PM

  7. Your arguments against staying away from bars are absurd. You claim that gay people are attacked on sidewalks. Yes and that usually happens AFTER THEY LEAVE A GAY BAR!!! Stop going to bars people. Find other places to hang out with your friends.

    Posted by: No More Bars | Aug 2, 2007 2:03:32 PM

  8. I love that she pinned him down even after she had been assaulted and that bouncers had to remove her by the throat. Go in, girl, let have! It's a pity she didn't get to shank him like those young women from Newark did when they were verbally assaulted.
    The bar's actions are unacceptable. She should sue them blind.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Aug 2, 2007 2:43:30 PM

  9. What sort of man would strike a woman?

    I can't imagine being so stupid and out of control of my own impulses to ever do such a thing.

    Lock the redneck up.

    Miranda, rock on.

    Posted by: CF | Aug 2, 2007 2:44:45 PM

  10. Just a correction: Jackson, Tennessee, not Jackson, Mississippi.
    About 350 miles apart.

    Posted by: Ethan | Aug 2, 2007 3:19:21 PM

  11. I WAS AT THAT BAR WHEN IT HAPPENED!!! It was just awful.

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Aug 2, 2007 5:37:26 PM

  12. Shame!! Now, did the friend say that he didn't see the attach or did I misread something here?

    Posted by: Shabaka | Aug 3, 2007 12:21:19 PM

  13. This is another story that doesn't make sense. She was dancing with a male friend and then got assaulted. Where was this male friend, and why didn't he see anything, meaning the assault?

    Posted by: sam | Aug 3, 2007 9:54:50 PM

  14. This is another story that doesn't make sense. She was dancing with a male friend and then got assaulted. Where was this male friend, and why didn't he see anything, meaning the assault?

    Posted by: sam | Aug 3, 2007 9:55:42 PM

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