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Lesbian couple beaten unconscious in Ireland – Gay Star News

// February 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Around the globe, International, Media discussion

Physical violence against lesbians by men remains common around the glove as the attack on a lesbian couple leaving them beaten unconscious in Ireland shows.

A young lesbian couple were left bleeding and unconscious after a homophobic attack in Ireland. Roisin Prendergast, 20, and Ciara Murphy, 17, were walking to a food outlet in Limerick at 2am on 9 February when two men started ‘firing homophobic slurs’ at the couple.

The day after the attack, Prendergast wrote on Facebook:
‘I know our bruises will heal, I know we will be okay but this is not something I am going to let go.
‘Watching someone you love getting hurt while you yourself are getting hurt is not something anyone should ever have to endure straight or gay. This to me was a hate crime.
‘I am finished crying, today starts the first of many actions which will be taken to get justice.’

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