Samantha Ronson doesn’t usually get too political, but this week she took to her MySpace blog to address a disturbing rash of hate crimes against gays in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in recent months.
Following Ronson’s gig at a Seattle venue last Friday, a woman was brutally attacked for being gay, according to the DJ’s MySpace blog. Pictures of the victim are circulating online, and while cops haven’t confirmed the hate crime, it did not stop Ronson from spreading the word:
Ronson found out about the attack after seeing a photo of the badly bruised woman online, and others on the scene also said the woman was attacked because of her sexuality. Seattle police won’t confirm a hate crime, saying the incident stemmed from a fight with bouncers.
In any sense, the attack comes at a strange time for the Seattle neighborhood, which reported at least four hate crime incidents against the LGBT community in recent months.
I’m glad Ronson blogged about the incident, since the issue barely made the local papers before she mentioned it. Like us, Ronson can’t believe, in 2009, that such discrimination continues.
Hopefully, whoever committed this crime — and any other hate crime — will be brought to justice, and that Ronson will continue to speak out.