Attackers carve gay slurs into the body of a lesbian woman

Protest vigil against anti gay attacks 
By: John Roberts

A heinous anti lesbian attack occurred recently.

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, said they are investigating a possible hate crime against a lesbian 33-year-old woman who was tied up at her home and had words cut into her body by three masked attackers.

The attack prompted a vigil of some 500 people in the capitol of the state.
The woman told police that three masked men entered her home in southern Lincoln early Sunday morning, bound her and carved the words on her body with a knife, according to a police report. Local news media reported that words were insults for homosexuals, but the police refused to confirm this.

Police did confirm that the woman was injured and treated at a local hospital. Anti-gay graffiti was spray painted inside the house, police said. A fire was also started in the kitchen, but burned out after causing about $200 in damage, according to a report of fire officials and the police.

Katie Flood, a spokesman for the Lincoln Police Department, said that "multiple detectives" are working on the case, but the department will not reveal details so early in the investigation.

"Doing so could jeopardize our ability to conduct interviews with suspects at a later date," she said.

Nothing was reported stolen from the house.