February 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
LGBT community centers vandalized with gay slurs in Los Angeles, Milwaukee

LGBT community centers in Los Angeles and Milwaukee were the targets of anti-LGBT vandalism last week.

NBC News reports Diverse & Resilient, an LGBT center in Milwaukee, was spray-painted on the front of the building with the slur “F*g” on Thursday. It’s the third time in two months the center has been vandalized.

“The words are shocking and disturbing but at the same time being in the LGBT community we understand people don’t like us,” Gerald Coon, the president of Diverse & Resilient, told WTMJ-TV Milwaukee.

On Friday, employees of the L.A. LGBT Center found “F*ck Trannies” and “F*ck All Y’all” spray-painted on The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. The building is one of six operated by the L.A. LGBT Center and hosts art galleries, theaters and other arts programming.

“It happened sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. last night,” Jackie DeFede, director of facilities at the center, told NBC News. “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 plans to file a police report including the surveillance footage.

“We aren’t going anywhere,” the L.A. LGBT Center posted on its Facebook page following the attack.

1 Comment
  • Of course Trump Supporters will say this was staged by Gay, Inc. to make Trump and his administration look bad since we love to be victims.

    Being GLBT after all doesn’t matter anymore in America. We got Marriage Equality and should be satisfied and move on they tell us. We’ve solved all our issues as a GLBT community with that after all. We’ve arrived and overcome.

    Stop being GLBT activists and become conservative Republicans like them so we can pose for photo-ops wearing T-Shirts with Trumps face on them framed with a heart. That will gain us special recognition for kowtowing by Trump as they push their warped agenda!

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