An investigation has been launched into two LGBT flags being burned in Rochester, New York. A gay man was reportedly physically attacked in Santa Monica mere hours after Trump was elected president. And this could just be the tip of the iceberg.

On top of numerous reports of attacks on people of color in the aftermath of election night, gay men and lesbians are coming forward on Facebook and Twitter to share their own traumatic experiences in the last 48 hours.

If these accounts are to be believed, the future is looking pretty damn terrifying. The upside, if there is an upside, is now we know exactly what we’re up against.


to the three strangers who called me a “faggot” or “fag” today for wearing my rainbow pin:
you’ll have to try much harder than that.
— Flowers (@Flower_Ranger) November 10, 2016

@jk_rowling I’ve been called faggot for posting about my sadness over this election turnout. I may be a faggot but at least I have a heart.
— Will Hackney (@WRHackney) November 9, 2016


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