The California based group Black Lesbians United has been forced to remove a Facebook page for their annual event after receiving racist and homophobic abuse.
Their page was bombarded with thousands of internet users – mostly white men – who decided to ‘attend’ their event and take the opportunity to write disgusting racist and homophobic abuse towards other members.
Some users made crude jokes, while others posted links to hardcore lesbian porn.
Not all the commenters were abusive, with one writing:
To the black lesbians who only came to this page to find happiness and acceptance in their sexuality I want to give a sincere apology for the twisted sick people who have written racist or homophobic comments to you.
Nobody deserves to be treated that way no matter how f**king funny those idiots think they are. Keep being proud of who you are and don’t listen to the insecure people below xx Once again I am truly sorry.”
Following the huge amount of abuse, Black Lesbians United removed the event page, confirming:
We did cancel the facebook notification of our BLU retreat, but the retreat itself is still on!”
For more details on the event please go to www.blacklesbiansunited.org