Rhythm Turner : Hate Crime Survivor

After a gig in Mission Beach on May 14th, 25 year old San Diego musician Rhythm Turner was victim to a brutal attack by a man whose motivations were based in homophobia, leaving Rhythm with two very serious facial fractures and the inability to perform musically. The attacker was arrested for felony assault, but is not currently being charged with a hate crime. Rhythm needs reconstructive surgery to fix her fractures, but as a full-time student and musician she has no health insurance. If you’d like to help with these costs, please consider a contribution via this paypal link: www.paypal.com Any amount would very much be appreciated! Also, keep an eye out for information on a benefit/ fundraiser event coming soon. If you’d like to contribute a product or service certificate for the silent auction at this event, please email laurapayne@rhythmandthemethod.com Thanks to everyone for their continued support, prayers and well-wishes.

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25 responses to “Rhythm Turner : Hate Crime Survivor”

  1. iJayBird

    I have only one thing to say. God died on the cross for us for everyone, he didnt say hey im giving up my life just for the straight people. I dont think that god could hate every gay or lesbian or bi sexual person because of who they love. I dont think he would want his believers to hate a person because of who they love either. I believe in God and I dont think he or anyone for that matter could be so self centered to take the one thing in someones life that makes them happy.

  2. leolava

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG , Being yourself isn’t a crime.

  3. WholeWheatSandwich

    He said “God knows, God’s gonna judge”? Hmm, at first he wanted to see you guys making out for his own arousal.

    Quite curious, his small mind, huh?

    This made my stomach sink. These are the
    types of things I live striving to prevent.

    All my love. All my love, in full.
    <3

  4. ReclaimingEden

    love and healing to you and yours. I wish understanding and compassion to all those out there who think like those boys. What we need is not more hate, but an erasure of ignorance. Let’s outshine hate. Hugs, bright star. Thank you for your wonderful message.

  5. billarzd

    leave this planet

  6. bellicosebri

    God bless you and your family and your friends. No one ever deserves for anything horrible like this to happen, but it does, all over the world. I’m sorry for what happened. You have suffered so much but in return you’re sending an amazing message out to everyone and maybe one day someone who really needs this will stumble upon it and hear your words. It’s the strong people like you who are out changing the world today. Thank you & stay strong♀♀

  7. IlIIllIllIllIIllIIll

    Anyone who wants to be “OPENLY” gay in a world where most of the people that live in that world are not gay, there will be a OPEN resistance. Always I am afraid..

  8. ItsCoreyLynxxYall

    This can change.

  9. ItsCoreyLynxxYall

    It frustrates me that I have just now learned of this story. It should have been made a big deal like Natalie Holloway or Michael Jackson even but sadly it didn’t get the coverage it deserved. Hate crimes as a major issue in society that need to be addressed and publicized relentlessly when they occur.

  10. IlIIllIllIllIIllIIll

    Not likely, but fair enough.

  11. ItsCoreyLynxxYall

    I digress.

  12. travis7310

    @ItsCoreyLynxxYall I’ve been hearing so much about hate crimes against gay people and it sickens me. People need to be more open minded and just let people be themselves and express themselves freely. If people don’t want to see it, then they don’t have to look. It’s not their business and they need to leave them all alone!

  13. travis7310

    @ItsCoreyLynxxYall Maybe someday, people will open up to people being homosexual and they’ll accept it instead of viewing it as wrong and disgusting. I’m not gay, but I have gay friends and I’ll do whatever I can to protect them if someone tries to hurt them because of their sexuality.

  14. daOriGinooGrapeBeer

    resistance from what? living their lives the way they want to?

  15. IlIIllIllIllIIllIIll

    sadly, yes…

  16. Calvero416

    God. I live in San Diego and one of my friends introduced me to her at a club last week. She is amazing. It’s funny, I just stumbled accross the other video from the Beaver Bunch with Jess talking about this, and realized that this is the same girl. All I can say is she deserves everything she needs to make her life better. She is truly one of the ones we need most in this world. Words don’t do her justice.

  17. stroudsvids

    I met her the other night. Talented isn’t even close to describing her. And she’s super nice. Whomever hurt her obviously hasn’t taken the time to know her. A genuine soul. Hope he gets what he deserves. No justice, no peace!

  18. iwasboredwoo

    this makes me hate men. i know all men arent like the jerk who beat her, but i still have an aversion.. =\

  19. lenaraviolin

    Oh (((( I can’t stop crying…of couse my tears will not help anybody but I’m so mad… it’s not fare… it’s not fare that people make violence and speak about god at the same time…
    I’ve just watched your story and I hope you’re ok now and I wish you all the best! Be safe and healthe please! A big hug from Moscow.

  20. TheRosalinda4321

    i now how u feel rhythm… im also a hate crime surviver .. keep stronge hunn.. one day people will see that we ae just like them that just happen to like other females ..

  21. EqualityWarrior

    EVERYWHERE IN THE PLANET HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE, MEN AND WOMEN, ARE GETTING VERBALLY ABUSED, THREATENED, BASHED AND MURDERED JUST FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE. MY STRUGGLE AS A HOMOSEXUAL MAN IS TO MAKE THAT KINDA VIOLENCE STOP NOW SO IF YOU ARE GAY OR LESBIAN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE ON YOUTUBE THEN POST A COMMENT AS ONLY TOGETHER WE’LL STAND!!!

    watch?v=RHySFbHd-FM

  22. EqualityWarrior

    LET’S STOP THE HATE CRIMES ALL OVER THE GLOBE RIGHT NOW! WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE THEN POST A COMMENT, MAINLY IF THIS STRUGGLE CONCERNS YOU TOO AS A GAY OR LESBIAN PERSON:

    watch?v=RHySFbHd-FM

  23. crackfawkes

    God also says do not judge lest ye be judged… Rythm … I wish I was there, I wish I couldve helped you… Im so sorry for you for your girlfriend, your brother, everyone who was there… Keep your head up…

  24. razorinyourapple

    Oh that’s a real man. I hope he gets his ass beat to a fucking soundtrack.

  25. V33queen

    this brought me to tears =[
    i am so sad that this happened to u but i can tell u are very brave because u posted this video to let it be none knowin others could still disagree wit this type of life. my hat goes off to u. best of luck & stay strong!

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