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Equality House attacked with anti-gay graffiti and bullets

By Fabio Crispim

The Equality house in Topeka, Kansas was attacked by vandals who sprayed anti-gay graffiti on the house last Saturday (October 22).

Police are now looking into the attack on the building which is painted in rainbow colours in tribute to the LGBT community and has been open for three years.

The house was plastered with graffiti reading, “F*ck fags” written in black paint and Aaron Jackson, co-founder of Planting Peace who owns the house, revealed that he was awoken at 1am on Saturday morning by “loud banging” noises.

Jackson called the police and together they searched the site and found that the Pride flag had been torn down and scattered around the street.


The police were called once more on Monday (October 24) when bullet holes and other damages were discovered by staff members, Jackson noted that the bullet holes may have been the sounds that previously awoken him on Saturday.

“The blatant acts of hate we experience at the Equality House mirror the acts of hate and discrimination our LGBT family experiences everyday,” Jackson informed the New Civil Rights Movement.

“Planting Peace has seen an increase in hate mail, death threats, and physical acts of vandalism and violence over the past three months. According to the FBI, the LGBT community is more likely to experience a hate crime than any other minority group.”

A Topeka police spokesperson has confirmed that the incident will be treated as a hate crime.

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