Homophobic graffiti, swastika drawn on transgender support centre
Vandals wrote homophobic slurs and a swastika on a local support centre for transgender people in Windsor.
The head of Windsor Essex Transgender and Allied Support (W.E. Trans Support) said the anti-LGBT graffiti was left on the front windows of the centre. Executive Director Alexander Reid said he discovered the graffiti around 2:15 p.m. on Monday, February 15.
“I was shocked and disappointed by the homophobic slur on our property,” said Reid. “It definitely shows there is need for our work still in Windsor-Essex.”
Reid took photos of the hateful messages (shown below) and has since cleaned them off.
Windsor Police Sgt. Christian Gannon said police were notified of the graffiti but said an official report had not yet been filed. Reid said police would be visiting the centre tomorrow for more information.
Reid added that anyone who has been hurt or triggered by the graffiti can reach out to W.E. Trans Support here.
WARNING: The image shown below contains adult and homophobic language some readers may find disturbing or offensive.