Jackson, TN Lesbian Attacked

Jim Burroway

August 3rd, 2007

Miranda GreerA Jackson, Tennessee-area woman was left partially blind and possibly brain damaged from an attack at a club. The fight broke out when a patron thought she looked like a man and assumed she was gay when she started dancing with a male friend. When he told her to leave using a gay slur, she replied that she was a woman, but yes, she’s a lesbian. Her assailant then punched Amanda in the face and jabbed her in the left eye about four times with the bottom of a beer bottle before smashing the bottle over the back of her head.

She lost sight in her left eye for a few days, and was scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday to check for possible brain damage. The Jackson Sun reports that they are planning a protest in front of the club on Saturday.

Audrey B.

August 3rd, 2007

That story sounds really bad, but who is that guy in the picture.


August 4th, 2007

The police have issued an warrant charging a Jackson man with aggravated assault. The story in the Jackson Sun is here.

This should be considered a hate crime.

Our Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has already responded to me that he will vote against the hate crimes legislation if and when it comes up before the full Senate. I guess he thinks these types of attacks are justified. I wonder if he would feel differently if it were his daughter being attacked.

Lucas McClain

April 6th, 2009

It angers me that hardly any gays are open in these times. I am gay myself and I hate to hear of people who descriminate against my kind. I dislike that guy for beating that girl, however lesbian she is, because I am a guy and I am an openly homosexual person. I have an open heart to everyone–and yes I still believe in God and I also still attend church, but when IO hear stuff about homosexuality being a sin against God, I leave the room. I hate gay bashers and I really adore my gay friends and it brsaks my heart to know that so many straight people are so closed minded to the subject of open homodexuality in their area. I do not care what other people think about me and I love my lifestyle, no matter how much of a sin it proposes to others. I believe that I was born this way, and that all things happen for a reason–and to show those in my town that gayas can be equal and make a difference the same as other people. we gays should stand together and just be ourselves.
what can they do throw us in jail and rape us?!
thanks so much for your time.
Lucas McClain

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