Home of local gay rights activist defaced with slur

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A Springfield resident came home to find someone had written a gay slur on his front door.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A local gay right’s advocate’s home was defaced with an anti-gay slur just days before city commissioners are scheduled to vote on whether to change their anti-discrimination laws.

The victim, Bradley Minerd, found the offensive word Monday written on the front door of his Springfield home.

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“I came out Monday, around 1 p.m. to leave and I noticed red writing ... It kind of shocked and confused me,” Minerd said.

Minerd has been an outspoken advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, serving as vice president for Equality Springfield.

He's pushed the city to add sexual orientation to its local anti-discrimination ordinances. It’s needed now, he said.

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