Lesbian couple says they were attacked on a bus in London after refusing to kiss

A lesbian couple says a group of men beat and robbed them on a London bus after they refused to kiss at the men’s request.

Ryanair flight attendant Melania Geymonat, 28, and her American girlfriend, Chris, were on their way home at about 2:30 a.m. on May 30 after spending the night out, the couple told Business Insider.

{mosads}Four men sitting behind them on the top deck of the bus reportedly figured out that the women were a couple, and they insisted that they kiss.

The couple refused.

Then, Geymonat said, the men attacked them and made “crude sexual gestures,” Business Insider reports.

London Metropolitan Police confirmed the incident had been reported in a Friday news release.

“Four males who began to make lewd and homophobic comments to them. The women were then attacked and punched several times before the males ran off the bus. A phone and bag were stolen during the assault,” the statement reads.

Both women were taken to the hospital for “treatment to facial injuries,” according to the release.

A Twitter account appearing to belong to Geymonat shared an article covering the incident, attaching hashtags including #MeToo and #LGBTQ.

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