Ulrike Lunacek, a member of the European parliament (MEP) and Austria's first out gay politician, was reportedly sprayed with butyric acid while giving an interview at the annual Rainbow Parade in Vienna, Austria on June 13, according to The Local.
"Never before has there been an attack at the Rainbow Parade," Lunacek said after the parade, which attracted a record 150,000 people. The attack shows the fight for tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in the country is not over, she said.
Lunacek and those interviewing her were uninjured but their clothes and camera equipment were damaged. As of Sunday, police continued to search for the attacker.
Tony Merevick reports on national LGBT news for BuzzFeed. He has covered LGBT community news and politics since 2010 and joined BuzzFeed in 2013.