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Gay couple beaten bloody by gang of men on London bus for refusing to kiss for the men's entertainment
metro.co.uk/2019/06/07/gay-cou

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@b9AcE cops have since made some arrests - buses in Britain have had CCTV in them for about 20 years, on a double decker one camera is often a wide angle unit in the front corner of the top deck.

So the attackers may have walked straight into the path of the camera..

what is more worrying is the relative young ages of the suspects, it shows views amongst London youths have slid back with regard to LGBT+ acceptance compared to 1980s/90s..

theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/j

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@vfrmedia Thanks for the info.
Sickening behavior. Literally felt nauseous at reading this. :-[

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@b9AcE I am originally from London and it was worrying for me as I remember things like this occasionally happening in the early 1990s when I lived there but it was still very uncommon (you could then go about at night anywhere no matter what race/gender/sexuality and rarely get any trouble from anybody, there weren't as many wannabe gangster youths enforcing territory which is a big problem there today..)

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@vfrmedia I think the best hope is for such acts to be strongly and extremely widely denounced, so it's made clear that it's simply not socially acceptable.

I believe such violent bigotry bullying (a weak word for these acts, but I can't think of a better one) is often based in perception by the participants that those bullied are outside social acceptance and the violent acts of their bullying is therefore accepted and/or endorsed by the dominant norms.
It's not.

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