Transphobia in Bushwick

It was the early-morning hours of Saturday. The place was Bushwick Brooklyn...specifically the gay bar that is Happyfun Hideaway.

London Jade was in town from Miami FLA for the Brooklyn pride parade. She and fellow musician Jasmine Infiniti were intoxicated when they left the bar. They went to a nearby liquor store, where they were denied service because of their inebriation.

After they left the store, they were accosted by a group of three angry men and one angry woman, who screamed at them, calling them "faggots" and "transformers." The angry woman struck Jade in the face. The group told the two women to get off their block.

A fight broke out. One of the attackers had a box cutter. Jade's leg was slashed. Infiniti suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion.

What scares me the most is, i was beyond WASTED and blacking out while me and my trans mother Jasmine Infiniti are being attacked and beat on.

They could've killed us... all we were doing was walking and minding our business.

--Jade

Jade says she lost her sandals during the attack and the assailants stole them. Both artists were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Jade has been released and has returned to Florida. Infiniti remains hospitalized and is expected to have her jaw wired shut on Thursday...putting her work life in jeopardy.

The worst part of this is how now this may affect my European tour and has already affected other gigs. Ugh not looking forward to a wired shut jaw... bonus tho for a liquid diet and super cute pain killers! F--- transphobia, misogyny, and violent attitudes. I've had enough!

--Infiniti

A YouCaring page has been set up to help with medical expenses.

If you don’t understand a transgender person’s life then maybe you should listen to what they have to say instead of attacking them.

--London Jade

The attack is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

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