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Mayor abruptly resigns after alleged homophobic abuse, slashed tires, and threats against his dog

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The openly gay mayor of city in Oklahoma announced he’s stepping down after allegedly suffering homophobic abuse, possibly from local police officers.Adam Graham is the mayor of The Village, a small enclave city of about 9,500 residents, just outside of Oklahoma’s capital city.

Or rather, he was the mayor until earlier this week when he tendered his resignation, effectively immediately.In a tweet accompanying his letter of resignation, he wrote: “For almost five years, I’ve proudly served The Village as Councilmember and Mayor.

It’s been an honor to serve and it’s been my great privilege to break boundaries. I no longer feel safe to serve in my capacity here.

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