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This gay Missouri legislature candidate refuses to back down from homophobes

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As a gay college wrestler turned political hopeful, Justice Horn isn’t one to shy away from a tough fight.After a vandalism incident this weekend, it’s clear that Horn’s fight to make his community a more accepting space is far from over.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.— Justice Horn (@JusticeHorn_) July 3, 2022As with the battles he had throughout his adolescence, the candidate emphasized that he’s not going to be intimidated.Related: After homophobe tore up his Pride decor, this Albuquerque man responded in the best wayHorn’s campaign, if successful, would make for a litany of firsts for his district’s representation; He hopes to be the first openly queer county official in Missouri, as well as the first Black representative of the First District.If it weren’t for ignorance and hate, it’s hard to imagine there would be much push-back against his winning personality and dazzling smile.After all, look at the material:  A post shared by Justice Horn (@justicehorn)  A post shared by Justice Horn (@justicehorn)  A post shared by Justice Horn (@justicehorn)  A post shared by Justice Horn (@justicehorn)  A post shared by Justice Horn (@justicehorn)Related: Arsonist almost sets himself on fire trying to burn down a Pride flag displayIn a press conference called today to respond to the incident, Horn has announced his “LGBTQ+ Protection Policy Plan”.

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