A woman says an attack at the hands of two unknown men which left her battered, bloodied and bruised was because she’s gay.
Charlie Graham says this was the fifth homophobic attack she’d been subjected to, according to The Sunnewspaper.
Charlie, who says she’s never been violent toward anyone else in her life, was punched in the head from behind and after she fell to the ground she was then attacked.
She’s shared pictures of her injuries on social media to show what she has to suffer for being gay.
Charlie was walking alone to meet to a friend in Sunderland, England, when the horrific incident took place.
She told the Daily Star: “It was very painful and I’m still in a lot of pain now having to take regular pain relief.
“I have had people threatening to come through my door and smash the windows in.”
Charlie says instead of feeling proud of who she is, which we’re all entitled to feel, she doesn’t want to leave the house.
‘It’s my bad luck’
“In this day and age I shouldn’t have to do that. It should be accepted
“It happens everywhere. It’s my bad luck. I am not aggressive, or rowdy and I don’t pick fights. I have never opened my mouth to anybody.”
Police have confirmed that a woman aged in her 20s was subjected to homophobic abuse and assaulted by two men and are investigating.