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Transgender Woman Attacked at Virginia 7-11


A transgender woman was attacked by a group of people outside a 7-11 in Fredricksburg, Virginia over the weekend, NBC Washington reports:

The attack happened on Saturday afternoon, outside of a 7-Eleven in Fredericksburg.  Four attackers backed the transgender woman against a wall and began to beat her, with fists, kicks, and a metal broom handle.

The victim said throughout the beating that her attackers shouted slurs mocking her transgender status.  She said that before the attack, she had an argument with one of the attacker's relatives about a dog.

The victim, who was injured over various parts of her face, mouth, and body, was saved by a neighbor who shielded her from the assailants.

Watch the victim's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Va. the HATE STATE

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | May 26, 2011 9:07:44 AM

  2. You talked about my dog, so I'm going to beat you up. You're not really a woman, you're a man, so I'm going to beat you like one.

    Typical thug mentality. Handle conflict with violence.

    So tired of hearing LGBT people being beaten for simply living. Beyond time we fight back and give these animals who attack us a taste of their own medicine.

    Posted by: Francis | May 26, 2011 9:20:16 AM

  3. 'Charged with malicious wounding by mob are 18-year-old Laquita Webb and 19-year-old Farkeem French.'



    Unless you're interested in particularly obnoxious verbal abuse and probable physical assault, don't say anything to 'kids' named Laquita and Farkeem about their dog [pit?]. Just avert your gaze [don't make eye contact, that's a sign of aggression in them] and get out of the situation asap. Especially if you're a transgendered woman. Being white doesn't help either.

    I also wonder if alcohol was involved. No one in their right mind [especially a transgendered woman] would start an argument with 'kids' named Laquita and Farkeem on a Saturday afternoon in suburban Virginia. Or any other time.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 26, 2011 9:38:50 AM

  4. Laquita? Farkeem? I no longer recognize my country......

    Posted by: Bbobob | May 26, 2011 11:57:53 AM

  5. And here we go. Not going to touch this one. You know what to do Andy.

    Posted by: Francis | May 26, 2011 1:42:00 PM

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