Horrifying: Assailants Carve Anti-Gay Slurs on Nebraska Woman's Skin

Gawker has the horrifying story of a particularly brutal hate crime in Nebraska:

An openly lesbian Nebraska woman appears to have been the target of a horrific hate crime which took place inside her own Lincoln home.

According to the victim, three masked men broke into her home yesterday morning and tied her up with zip ties. They then proceeded to carve the word "dyke" into her skin and spray painted "we found u dyke" on her basement wall.

"They put gasoline on the floor and they lit the match. I think the intent was to burn her," said close friend Erin Thompson. "Then they left and she managed to get out. She was still bound, so she was crawling on her hands and knees, and she got out the back door."

The victim somehow crawled to a neighbor's house, where she was taken in and the police were called. She was treated at the hospital.

While the local authorities try to chase down the perps, support has flowed in from national gay rights groups and the local LGBT community has held a vigil in solidarity with the victim.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at July 24, 2012, 5:08am

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