Samantha Ronson's posted a photo to Twitter of a woman who was allegedly attacked for being gay at a party she DJ'ed in Seattle.
I have been able to find no official reports on the attack but here is Ronson's statement from her MySpace account:
wish it surprised me more to hear about people being attacked for
things beyond their control. a person's skin colour, faith, sexual
orientation, or nationality are not reasons for persecution- i would
say that this is my personal belief- however, it shouldn't be up for
NO ONE should have to suffer any sort of
attack, verbal or physical, for any reason. there are no excuses for
violence- people say "well they're just ignorant or uneducated" – so
what??? i don't know how to speak chinese, i haven't studied hinduism,
i've never been to brazil, that doesn't mean that i feel that it's ok
for me to hate what i don't understand, least of all resort to violence
unfortunately people are killed,
beaten and attacked daily for a number of ridiculously irrational
reasons. it's frightening to me that when i hear a story about someone
being beaten up i am not as shocked by it as I should be- purely due to
the fact that these incidents, as horrifying as they may be, are not
it's 2009 people, why are we still fighting
each other? the whole world is a damn mess and we're too busy hating to
come together and change it. President Obama ran a campaign based on
hope- not hope for any group of people in particular- hope for
everyone. His message was embraced worldwide, so why can't we, here in
the US, fight together instead of with one another? I'm not saying that
everyone has to love everyone individually, i'm no hippie, but
seriously people, no one should ever resort to violence. What if your
sister, mother, brother or father were being pummeled for wearing a red
sweater? would you stand by and do nothing? well, we are all someone's
child, sibling, or friend! Open your eyes!
vent, but that picture above was taken after a girl was attacked at a
party i dj'd in seattle, simply for being gay. it's disgusting.
sorry for rambling, but it makes me so sad that this sh*t happens today.
UPDATE. Capitol Hill Seattle has a different report: "The responding officer said he was unable to locate the victim
and describes a scenario in which nobody was able to provide details of
the person or persons who beat the woman. Included in the report are
details about two men the officer talked to that night, two white
23-year-olds, one from Seattle, the other from Tacoma."