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Free The Lesbian Seven!

September 24, 2007

In Support of the Lesbian Seven: I Believe Patreese Johnson, Renata Hill, Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Chenese Loyal, Lania Daniels, and Khamysha Coates! On August 18, 2006, seven young African American lesbians traveled to the West Village from their homes in Newark for a regular night out. When walking down the street, a male bystander assaulted them with sexist and homophobic comments. The women tried to defend themselves, and a fight broke out. Thus began the women’s nightmare for almost a year. Three of the women accepted plea offers. On June 14th, 2007 Venice Brown (19), Terrain Dandridge (20), Patreese Johnson (20), and Renata Hill (24) received sentences ranging from 3 ½ to 11 years in prison. The women and their families now call on our communities for support. Their emotional and financial burdens have already been immense. These hardships will only continue as the women begin their prison terms and the process of appeal. Friends…Please take the time to read the article below & help in any way that you can. Whether it is a financial contribution to FIERCE, by writing a letter to these women, or simply reposting this article EVERYWHERE that you can, these young women need our support. Remember that it was the efforts of many that brought Shaquanda Cotton home. LET’S BRING PATREESE, RENATA, TERRAIN, AND VENICE HOME!

Click on text for the link to the petition.

5 Comments
  1. Absorbant permalink
    September 24, 2007 7:39 pm

    This is NASTY. Its really lacking any sense of flexibilty or logic, let alone HEAVY HANDED

  2. Anna permalink
    September 25, 2007 12:49 am

    Oh my goodness!

  3. Don permalink
    September 25, 2007 5:35 pm

    A lesbian turned the mother of my kids out. I may not be the right one to support lesbians. Good luck though.

  4. Kitty Glendower permalink
    September 25, 2007 5:52 pm

    Don, didn’t no one turned anyone out unless they had a gun to their head and forced them into doing something. If the woman is now a lesbian, perhaps, she has always been a lesbian but could not see or understand that she was a lesbian because of the expectations that patriarchal society demands. Maybe a white man should not support the Jena 6 because a black man stole his woman. Rubbish.

  5. Don permalink
    September 27, 2007 12:36 am

    You have a point.

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