Jan 10, 2008
Quickie Link: Straight Couple Assaulted by a Homophobe Mistaking the Woman for Man
(Ireland) - A teenager attacked a woman he mistook for a Gay man because of her hairstyle, a court has heard. The State was given more time to complete a book of evidence in the case against the man who launched a serious attack on the woman, and a man. He mistook both for two Gay men. Thinking the couple were men because of the woman's hairstyle, he attacked them on one of Dublin's busiest streets, calling them "f***ing Gay bastards". "He asked 'are you two Gay guys?'. He then hit the man on his face and knocked him to the ground. He attacked the woman, threw her to the ground and kicked her in the back and stomach. He then jumped on the man's back." When the woman, who had been repeatedly kicked, got to her feet, her face was punched.