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Los Angeles and Milwaukee LGBT Centers Vandalized with Anti-LGBT Graffiti This Week

Los Angeles and Milwaukee LGBT Centers Vandalized with Anti-LGBT Graffiti This Week

The Los Angeles LGBT Center was defaced with anti-LGBT graffiti on Thursday night.

The Center reports:

The slurs painted on The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave., included “Fuck trannies” and “Fuck all yall.”

“It happened sometime between 9 and 10 pm last night,” said Jackie DeFede, Director of Facilities at the Center. “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.” DeFede will be filing a police report and sharing video footage with the investigators.

Although this is not the first time the Center has been vandalized, it is the worst case of vandalism targeting a Center facility in recent history. By 11:30 am Center staff had painted over the slurs.

Also on Thursday, workers found the storefront of Milwaukee’s Diverse & Resilient center vandalized with the slur “Fag” in spray paint. Gerald Coon, president of Diverse & Resilient, said  that it’s the third time in two months the center has been hit with graffiti.

“This is unfortunately the third time in two months that our building has been vandalized,” said Coon. “We can’t be certain of the motives behind the vandalism or if the incidents are related, but we are aware that such attacks have increased across the country since the election. We remain undeterred and will continue our work.”

THIS is Trump’s AmeriKKKa at work.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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