A “bubble” has now been born for a number of Sydney lifestyle bloggers, with one of them having to flee her home to escape being the subject of a homophobic hate crime.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Lindsay Kline, who was a Kiwi star in the 1980s and ’90s, says she was subjected to a homophobic tirade after posting a photo of herself in a bikini in an Instagram post in August.
Ms Kline said she was asked to leave her home after being made to feel uncomfortable by a group of men.
“I was just on the street.
“The next thing I know, my house was completely full of them.” “
She said she received homophobic abuse, including being referred to as “s***”, and was threatened with violence. “
The next thing I know, my house was completely full of them.”
She said she received homophobic abuse, including being referred to as “s***”, and was threatened with violence.
“This was the first time I had ever been called an f—-tard, an idiot, or anything like that, and they just continued to make it worse,” she told the newspaper.
She has since moved out of the area, and said she is now staying at home to avoid further harassment. “
Every time I go out, it feels like I’m in a zoo.”
She has since moved out of the area, and said she is now staying at home to avoid further harassment.
The blog post, which was shared nearly 3,000 times, sparked widespread condemnation from both her followers and LGBT community groups.
“While I am proud to be an LGBT+ person, I am appalled that I have to go through this type of harassment just because I’m a person who is proud of who she is,” Ms Keline said.
“No one is asking Lindsay to stop posting.
What they’re asking is that she take responsibility for her actions, and stop using her platform to spread hate.”
A spokesperson for the Queensland government said that while it does not tolerate hate crime, the community and Queensland Police were in contact.
“Queensland Police have had an active and ongoing investigation into this matter,” the spokesperson said.
As a matter of Queensland law, Lindsay has been issued a court order to vacate her residence and has been advised that her future residence in Queensland is in jeopardy if she is not.”