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Vandals in LA have defaced LGBT centres with homophobic slurs

Meka Beresford February 11, 2017
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Vandals in Los Angeles have defaced the LA LGBT Centre with a series of homophobic slurs.

Workers arrived at the centre on Friday to find slurs including “f*ck trannies”, “f*ck all y’all” and “f*g” across the side of the facility which is located in Hollywood.

“It happened sometime between 9 and 10 pm last night,” Director of Facilities at the Centre, Jackie DeFede, told Vanguard Now.

“We had a security officer on duty, but he was patrolling other areas of the building. Fortunately, we have cameras that should have recorded the perpetrators.”

The team that work at the centre have already begun to remove and cover up the paint from the building. Photographs were taken, as the incident will be reported to the police.

A second LGBT centre in Milwaukee was also targeted this week for the third time in two months.

The Diverse & Resilient Centre described the attacks as “shocking and disturbing”.

Gerald Coon, the president of Diverse & Resilient, said: “We already cleaned up some paint yesterday. There was quite a bit more on the windows and that was pretty easy to get off.

“Now, we are cleaning up the paint on the building,” Coon added.

“The words are shocking and disturbing but at the same time being in the LGBT community we understand people don’t like us.”

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