A Kings Cross woman assaulted Tuesday night last week believes the event was motivated by her sexuality.
Grace Rey was assaulted by a man and a woman while walking down Roslyn St.
She had met the pair earlier in the evening while drinking at the Sugar Mill.
The incident followed an altercation over a lost wallet, but Rey told Sydney Star Observer, “I feel it was clearly a gay matter.
“It was boys getting jealous and silly. If I was a guy this wouldn’t have happened, but because I was a lesbian.”
Rey has reported the incident to Kings Cross Police and made contact with ACON’s Anti-Violence Project.
Earlier in the evening, just a few blocks down in the Cross, local heritage campaigner Andrew Woodhouse claims to have been verbally abused by security staff outside the Crest Hotel.
Woodhouse was attempting to remove an advertising poster from a lamppost outside the hotel, in accordance with City of Sydney regulations, when a bouncer from the venue approached him.
“He yelled at me, ‘What are you doing, you fucking cocksucker’, ” Woodhouse said. “I looked at his ID card. He immediately removed the card to inside his shirt and covered it up.”

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