Gay Missouri Candidate's Campaign Sign Defaced with Antigay Slur
Missouri activist Justice Horn, who is running for the Jackson County Legislature, said that one of his campaign banners had been defaced with a homophobic slur. Justice Horn, an openly gay former NCAA wrestler, found the banner spray-painted with "fag" in capital letters on Sunday.That evening, he tweeted, "Today, I learned that my campaign banner was defaced with a homophobic slur here in Kansas City. "I'll admit, this one hurt because like so many us of who experience this, this word is used to harm us. Either way, I'm not going to back down, and I'm going to hold my head high." Although Horn did not file a police report, he believes the incident was a hate crime."I don't know how much more blatantly that this was a hate crime," Horn told the Kansas City Star in an interview on Monday.