I was walking with my girlfriend and we came to a red light at an intersection. We crossed the road when it was safe and heard a passenger in a van, stopped at an intersection yell “faggot” from behind us. I turned my heard and he yelled again, “yea I’m talking about you”.
We ignored the disgusting man and kept walking. As we’re now almost back to our car, I hear the man yelling more obscenities as they’re driving passed us. It was difficult to understand what he was saying this time, but i heard the words “my friend… Your….pussy”. I’m not sure how to feel about this as this is not the first time i’ve been targeted in this manner.
It is also no surprise that this behaviour has come from a “white” australian. I felt very angry and although it has been a few hours, i still feel very frustrated and powerless because people like that – are driving around doing whatever they want. I feel targeted because i am asian and not white. I have no other reason why i would be targeted. Based on my past experiences, it was because i am asian.
Location: Pedestrian crossing, Sydney, nsw, Australia
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