The two lesbians attacked on a London bus a week previously are nonetheless visibly bruised — and actually angry.
“What is still making me angry is that this is not a novel situation,” the injured lady who is solely using her first title, Chris, tells The BBC all through the women’ first public interview.
“The violence is not only because we are women which are dating each other,” her affiliate, Melania Geymonat, says throughout the interview.
“It’s also because we are women.”
The two have been speaking their minds for the first time since they’ve been crushed on a London bus by a group of adolescent thugs who’d been taunting them to kiss each other.
The two talked about the assault does not make them concern displaying affection in public.
“I’m not scared about being visibly queer,” Chris talked about. “If anything you should do it more,” she talked about.
“There are a lot of people’s rights at risk,” she talked about. “And people’s basic safety is at risk, and so I want people to feel emboldened to stand up to the same people who feel emboldened.”
She added, “I want people to take away that they should stand up for themselves – and stand up for each other.”
Five suspects, aged 15 to 18, have been arrested throughout the violence.