LGBT group at Boston College attacked with hate grafitti
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 22:01
The office space for a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student group at Boston College was vandalized with homophobic graffiti by yet unknown individuals, according to the Boston Globe.
Although the attack on its face may seem to be targeted at the group, a cochairman for the group Jason Triplett said that it was the only room unlocked and there were racial slurs along with the homophobic epithets.
Triplett said Vincent Rougeau, dean of BC Law School, left a faculty meeting the moment he was notified about the graffiti Tuesday.
“The administration responded immediately,” Triplett said. “Everyone involved is really shocked by this.”
Triplett said he does not think the office was necessarily targeted because of its use by the Lambda group.
The office, which is near all other student offices, was the only one unlocked, he said. In addition to the homophobic language, there were racial slurs written on the walls."
This attack happened soon after President Barack Obama gave a historic speech in favor of LGBT rights, mentioning Stonewall alongside other major civil right moments including the Seneca Falls convention and Selma. It's not all too unexpected in today's age where LGBT and persons of different races are consistently profiled. Although Triplett may be right in his assessment that his group wasn't specifically targeted, however, he seems oddly reserved. You'd expect someone a part of a rights, or minority group, to be more outraged. Or maybe the article is lacking good color.