Brittany Nicole Wallace, a Paintsville, Kentucky woman shared on her Facebook page that she was severely attacked and beaten for looking too masculine.
In her post, Wallace wrote:
“Today I was assaulted. A man assaulted me because I look like a ‘dike’! He told me that he would ‘beat me like the man I want to be.’ He said, ‘people like me make him hate the world.’”
“He started by hitting me over and over in the face until he got me down,” Wallace wrote. “After I was down he began to kick me in the stomach, side, and face.”
She said that the man was much larger than her and her efforts to fight back were useless. She also noted several bystanders watched and did nothing to help her.“The sad part is that no one would come help me either. Several people stood around and watched this happen to me. Again, I truly believe that if I had a more feminine appearance someone would have helped,” she wrote.
“This has not only physically but mentally and emotionally damaged me. I will do everything I can to try to put a stop to this hate and violence,” she went on. “I love people and try to help people all the time. All I ask if you read this is to please stop the hate, and help people when you see them getting hurt verbally, emotionally and physically!”
This happened, as people watched, and while the rest of the country is arguing about who can use what bathroom depending on what they look like or how they identify.
I have no idea if Wallace is a lesbian, and chances are her attacker did not either, but because she didn’t look like he believed a woman should, he beat her up.
While politicians are creating faux fear around transgender predators, actual predators are attacking the LGBTQ community with physical violence.
Priorities, America. Get some.
Update: The Facebook post has been set to private. I have updated with a screenshot of the original Facebook post. No doubt her page was getting a lot of attention and likely a lot of hate. The social justice website ATTN: has reached out to Wallace for an official comment and I will follow their story for any developments.