It was a pleasant sunny day and parents of a six year old boy were talking quietly as they waited for him to exit the elementary school in Canada. There were several other parents standing with them as the group prepared to pick up their children and take them home. Suddenly, Jane Currie and her partner, Anji Dimitriou, heard the angry voice of a father who walked up to them and began shouting, “which one of you two men spoke to my kid? F—— dyke. Lesbians,” and then he spit in their faces. As Dimitriou wiped her face, she then felt blows from the man hit her body as he continued shouting and cursing them. It all happened in a split second and was over because another man and a woman pushed the man away from the parents. Actually, it wasn’t the first time this man had cursed them in public in front of other parents.
As this example of hate and anger was taking place, their son came out of the school and stood there watching in horror as his parents were assaulted in front of him. He began screaming as the horror took place, a six year old child exposed to hate that lies in the heart of a sick man.
The police are still debating whether this incident can be classified as a “hate crime.” Or, is it simply an example of a deranged man shouting? Anyway, other parents are gathering at the school to defend the rights of these two women.