LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Alarmed that they were the target of violently behaving man who recently boarded the bus they were on in San Francisco, a transgender couple got off only to find the man chasing them down.
One of the women, Samantha Hulsey, was stabbed twice in the chest by the man. She was taken to a hospital where it was determined that internal injuries were minimal and she was released. Her partner, Rae Raucci, was apparently uninjured in the incident which occurred on Saturday.
Hulsey was able to see the assailant in handcuffs prior to being loaded in an ambulance. Police have yet to release the name of the person in custody.
Raucci in the SF Chronicle: “He basically said we were offending him. Transgender people are a part of the society that some people don’t understand, and what they don’t understand, they fear. It serves to show that violence can show up anywhere.”
Violence against trans people can happen anywhere — even in a safe haven like San Francisco.
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