BY SARA GATES
Huffington Post Gay Voices
It all started on July 22, when Charlie Rogers, a 33-year-old woman from Lincoln, Nebraska, who is openly gay, reported a horrific home invasion to the local authorities. The community immediately rallied behind Rogers as hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in the state capitol.
Yet, after hearing Rogers’ story of how three men broke into her house, bound her and carved anti-gay slurs into her skin, police were skeptical. Authorities “spent an exorbitant amount of time and personnel resources investigating” the case, Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said, but remained unconvinced that the incident happened as Roger alleged. After all, they had evidence to the contrary.
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